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Postdoctoral Microgrid Controls and Modeling (Term Assignment)

Company: University Of St Thomas
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a Postdoctoral Microgrid Controls and Modeling position within the Center for microgrid Research.

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. - The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (EOE). - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. We are committed to building a skilled team that represents a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. This commitment is consistent with our mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. - A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.

The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

  • Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
  • A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
  • Medical, dental, and vision options
  • Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits

    The University of St. Thomas (UST) Center for Microgrid Research is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral scholar position in the area of microgrid controls and modeling. The post-doc scholar will have a unique opportunity to work simultaneously on a real-world industry-grade microgrid and Hardware-in-the-loop HIL testbed. The post-doc scholar will create and optimize microgrid controllers and HIL models, collect experimental data, supervise students, publish findings, participate in grant writing, and contribute to the Center's success.

    This position is grant-funded. We anticipate this to be a one year, benefits-eligible term appointment, dependent on the needs of the department.

    The University of St Thomas (UST) School of Engineering (SOE) is a primarily undergraduate teaching institution focusing on engineering education within the context of a liberal arts framework. As part of the largest private university in Minnesota, the School of Engineering comprises nearly 15% of the campus population. The UST School of Engineering offers undergraduate and masters level programs in the areas of Electrical Engineering, Data Science, Software Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil engineering, and Manufacturing Engineering.
    Minimum Qualifications

    • Completed a PhD degree in a relevant subject or submitted an approved PhD thesis by the starting date.
    • Proven expertise in microgrid modeling and controls in Matlab/Simulink or similar
    • Demonstrated publication record
    • Fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or eligible for legally required exemption such as a medical or religious reason.

      Preferred Qualifications

      • Experience with Hardware-in-the-loop testbeds such as OPAL RT
      • Experience with industrial control languages such as IEC 61131-3
      • Experience with Python or similar

        HOW TO APPLY
        Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Apply online at After creating and submitting an applicant profile, you will be taken to the job-specific application. - Here you will be asked to copy/paste a cover letter, detailing your interest in the position. Additionally, upload the following materials to your profile: -
      • Curriculum vitae with a list of publications
      • Complete the reference section of the application by providing contact information for 3 professional references. No references will be contacted without first getting the permission of the candidate. -
        In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.
        The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at

        The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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