Post-Doctoral Researcher and a Ph.D. positions in EU energy security

Reykjavik University

Reykjavík, Iceland 🇮🇸

The Department of Engineering at Reykjavik University is looking for a Post-Doctoral Researcher and a Ph.D. student to join the project H-HOPE: HIDDEN HYDRO OSCILLATING POWER FOR EUROPE. The project is a collaboration between Reykjavik University and 13 EU partners.

The main objective of this project is to improve the energy security, enhance the resilience and guarantee sustainability of energy and water infrastructure across Europe.

There are two positions available: a three years Ph.D. position and a three years Postdoc position. The successful applicants will be based at Reykjavík University in Iceland. Both positions are paid positions according to standard Icelandic salaries (PhD student – 425.000 isk / month; Post doc – 623.000 isk / month).

The successful candidates will contribute to:

  • Management of the H-Hope project
  • Risk assessment for energy and water infrastructure in selected case studies across Europe
  • Assessment of new energy harvesters to increase security, improve sustainability and enhance resilience of water and energy infrastructure.
  • Development of LCA, stakeholder assessment, causal loop diagrams and risk assessments
  • Modelling of climatic impacts and other scenarios
  • Publication of results in peer-reviewed journals

Qualifications: The candidates should have postgraduate degrees in engineering, social sciences or related fields with a strong interest in energy transition. The candidates must be self-organized with a strong ability to work autonomously and to have strong ability to communicate in English (oral and written). It is preferable if the applicant has a background or strong interest in:

  • Risk assessment of energy systems
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Causal loop diagrams
  • Energy modelling
  • Life Cycle analysis
  • Environmental Impact assessment

More information can be obtained from Prof. David C. Finger, Phone: +354 6179517

Application: The application deadline is October 1, 2022. Please apply with a cover letter with a statement of interest, curriculum vitae and an academic transcript. Please arrange for two letters of recommendation. Please send application dossiers as one pdf.

All applicants must complete and submit the application online and attach the required documents. Any questions regarding working in Iceland or about Reykjavík University should be sent to [email protected]. Applications are only accepted through the recruitment website. All applications and inquiries about jobs are treated as confidential. Applications are confirmed by e-mail and if the applicant is eligible for the job in question, the applicant will be contacted.

Availability: The position is available from January 1, 2023, although this is negotiable.

Workplace: The successful applicant will work in our facilities in Reykjavík, Iceland. Reykjavík University has around 3.700 students and 250 faculty and employees in addition to numerous adjunct faculties in two schools: Technology and Social Sciences. We offer a welcoming and stimulating environment in which to work and live. The University is centrally located in Reykjavík, the capital city of Iceland.The role of Reykjavik University is to create and disseminate knowledge to enhance the competitiveness and quality of life for individuals and society, guided by good ethics, sustainability and responsibility. Education and research at RU are based on strong ties with industry and society. We emphasize interdisciplinary collaboration, international relations and entrepreneurship.





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