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Postdoc position in Energy Systems Optimisation at Aalto University (Finland). Application deadline: 30th November

  • 1.  Postdoc position in Energy Systems Optimisation at Aalto University (Finland). Application deadline: 30th November

    Posted 09-18-2019 13:34

    The Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis at the School of Science is seeking a Postdoctoral researcher in Optimisation under Uncertainty for Energy Systems Planning to work in Prof. Fabricio Oliveira's research group. 

    The group's research is focused on developing models and methods for analysing energy systems and exploring potential development pathways in face of more stringent carbon emission limits and the expansion of intermittent renewable generation. In particular, the group's research concentrates on understanding how policy shifts, market settings, technological developments, among other aspects, can influence the transition to a more (environmentally) sustainable energy system. To achieve this objective, we develop and employ models based on data-driven adaptive/robust optimization, stochastic programming combined with efficient computational methods based on decomposition and parallelization. Some of the current themes our group has been working on includes but are not limited to:

    1. Modelling and assessing flexibility alternatives in the Nordics and Europe.

    2. Investigating market power shifts in the presence of storage alternatives and transmission expansion.

    3. Modelling welfare maximization in competitive market settings.

    The selected applicant will contribute to the research activities in the group (i.e., publishing papers, participating in events and in grant applications, and co-supervising students) and collaborate with other partners institutes in Finland and abroad. Opportunities for teaching and self-development (courses and training offered by Aalto) are also available.


    We are looking for scholars who can demonstrate:

    1. To be completing (by the end of 2019), or have completed within the past 5 years, their doctoral studies in a relevant field of study (Operations Research, Applied Mathematics, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science or related fields).

    2. Strong background in optimisation/ mathematical programming and demonstrable research expertise in the field of energy systems planning.

    3. Experience in some of the following topics: parallel computing, decomposition methods, stochastic programming, and robust optimization.

    4. An excellent command of English language, both spoken and written.

    How to apply

    Please send your application as a single PDF file by November 30th 2019 through the eRecruitment system via the link "Apply now". Your application should include the following documents:

    1.  Academic CV, including list of publications

    2.  A research statement (no more than five (5) A4 pages not including references);

    - describing your research interests and the research questions that you would like to explore while working with our group.

    - providing evidence of accomplishments and demonstrating skills related to the requirements described above;

    3.  Contact information for two references. 

    For applying, please visit:

    For additional information, please contact Fabricio Oliveira (



    Fabricio Oliveira
    Assistant Professor

    Systems Analysis Laboratory

    Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis

    Aalto University, School of Science

    Otakaari 1 F, Room Y219, Espoo

    PO Box 11100, FI-00076 AALTO