R&D professional "future electricity market modelling with high shares of renewable energy sources"

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In the team of ‘Energy Markets’ you will be the expert in ‘Electricity Market and Power System Models’.
  • You contribute to various and innovative smart grid research and demonstration projects in multidisciplinary teams. 
  • You elaborate your research expertise in the field of modelling and simulating adapted and innovative electricity market design (equilibrium, UC/ED modelling, …), market mechanisms, future regulation and market agent behaviour in an international context.
  • You focus on innovative designs of electricity markets with high shares of (distributed) renewable energy sources, storage  and demand response.
  • You position yourself both internally in the research team as externally as an expert regarding energy market and power system modelling and you apply your knowledge to academic and  industrial/business contract research projects in an international context.
  • You are co-responsible for the supervision of doctoral students conducting academic research in the same field.
  • You publish in peer-reviewed international journals and present your research findings at scientific forums.


  •  You hold a master degree in Engineering, Applied Economics and/or Computer Science, with strong mathematical and programming skills.
  • You obtained a PhD in Energy Modelling.
  • Experience with modelling electricity markets is a must.
  • You have a strong interest in energy technology, renewable energy and energy themes in the broad sense.
  • Relevant experience in the energy sector is a bonus.
  • You have factual knowledge on how todays’ electricity markets are designed and regulated.
  • You want to study energy markets, energy systems and the changes within these fields.
  • You like to act on an international platform and connect easily with other researchers.
  • You know very well how to detect research questions in projects and you are able to contribute on a high level to project proposals within your area of expertise.
  • You make contact very easily and have good communication and networking skills.
  • You are strong in scientific writing and in transferring your knowledge to others.
  • You are committed to the development of sustainable energy systems of the future.
  • Linguistic requirements for this job: English, knowledge of Dutch is a bonus.


  • A position in an eminent client-oriented organization, in the area of innovative technology research and science-backed consulting.
  • The opportunity to contribute to putting Flanders on the international map as active knowledge region and thus contribute to sustainable development.
  • An interesting salary package complete with extralegal benefits.


Application deadline is 31/8/2017. 

You can apply via the VITO website

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