Ph.D. Positions: Energy demand forecasting

Location
Spain
Posted
Oct 11, 2020
Closes
Nov 09, 2020
Ref
147421
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
The candidate will join an IIT work team in January 2021 to participate in projects related to the modeling and prediction of energy demand. The objective is to develop forecasting models of electricity and gas demand in different regions, with different prediction horizons and time scales. These models will be incorporated into the forecasting system currently in operation. The projects are carried out in close collaboration with Endesa. Machine learning techniques are used.

It offers: Annual full-time contract for the development of projects. Besides, the Research Assistant could take training activities. This modality allows the Research Assistant to establish a very close professional relationship with the companies with which he/she collaborates, thus nourishing his/her research with the experience accumulated during the projects. Although this modality does not necessarily require enrolling in any program, the Research Assistant can apply for a PhD after the first two years. The Research Assistant is hired each year for a maximum period of 6. If he or she is not enrolled in a PhD program the contract cannot exceed two years. The gross salary of the first year is € 24.410 for 2020. In addition, the IIT covers 90% of the cost of training activities and the Research Assistant will have access to all the services offered by the University (Sports, Cultural Activities, Library, etc.).

Requirements: The candidate must have a master's degree in engineering, physics or mathematics, being especially valuable the knowledge in programing, statistics and machine learning. Having a good academic report, as well as the candidate's knowledge on these topics will also be considered in the assessment of candidate merits. Excellent spoken and written English.

Documents: Curriculum vitae, academic record, cover letter and two recommendation letters.

Annual full-time contract for the development of projects. Besides, the Research Assistant could take training activities. This modality allows the Research Assistant to establish a very close professional relationship with the companies with which he/she collaborates, thus nourishing his/her research with the experience accumulated during the projects. Although this modality does not necessarily require enrolling in any program, the Research Assistant can apply for a PhD after the first two years. The Research Assistant is hired each year for a maximum period of 6. If he or she is not enrolled in a PhD program the contract cannot exceed two years. The gross salary of the first year is € 24.410 for 2020. In addition, the IIT covers 90% of the cost of training activities and the Research Assistant will have access to all the services offered by the University (Sports, Cultural Activities, Library, etc.).

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