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SMARTGYSUM-ESR06: “EV chargers, developing an active bidirectional charger able to provide ancillary services”

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    Gdańsk University of Technology
    EngineeringElectronic engineering
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    30/11/2021 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Poland › Gdańsk
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions



 Gdańsk University of Technology (Gdańsk Tech) was founded in 1906. It is the largest technical university in the Pomeranian Region and one of the oldest technical universities in Poland. At 8 faculties the University offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral studies conducted in both full time and part time systems in various areas of science and technology. The academic offer comprises 37 fields of undergraduate studies and graduate studies. More than 15000 students of full-time and extra-mural forms of studies get education in 12 scientific disciplines. The university’s achievements in the area of R&D are reflected in yearly contribution of over 2000 publications, of which nearly 300 appear in the world’s most renowned scientific journals on the ISI list, and more than 40 are scientific monographs and academic textbooks. Modern educational and research centers along with supporting units are placed within the university campus.

 Research activities of Faculty of Electrical and Control Engineering researchers is focused on development of power electronics technologies. The main field of research lies in power electronics converters for renewable energy application, battery storage and electric drives. Our the LINTE^2 Laboratory is a complex experimental installation dedicated to R&D activities in the area of power supply systems and other power electronics systems. Our LINTE^2 Laboratory is a comprehensive experimental facility for research and development of power systems and other power electronic systems. Laboratory activity also includes, among others, research works in the field of energy storage and renewable energy sources. Activities of the LINTE^2 include research and development projects carried out with participation and for the industry, demonstration and training actions and other forms of R&D undertakings aimed at the implementation and commercialization of the results. Our researchers cooperate with leading research groups in Europe (France, Poland, Germany). We have launched several international projects and international Ph.D. programs.


 SMARTGYsum (SMART Green energY Systems and bUsiness Models) project groups together leading European Universities and Institutions (the consortium is composed by 13 universities and 14 companies/institutions) with the aim to implement a multidisciplinary and innovative research and training program, bringing to enable a new generation of Early Stage Researchers (ESR) to foster a New Green Energy Economy in Europe. ESR will acquire the knowledge, methods and skills across a wide range of disciplines around the Energy ecosystem, Renewable Electric Energy Systems and Business Models for the deployment of the Green Energy System. Trained ESR will have the technical and economical knowledge to break the barriers for the deployment of energy transition as market and social barriers (price distortion through externalities, low priority of energy issues, split incentives); financial barriers (investment, high up-front costs, lack of access to capital); information failures (lack of awareness, knowledge and competence); or regulatory barriers (restrictive procurement rules).

 Gdańsk Tech invite applicants for a PhD Fellowship in Green Energy Systems to research in the topic titled “EV chargers, developing an active bidirectional charger able to provide ancillary services.”

 The research topic will be contextualized in WP3 Energy distribution and micro grids, being supervised by Prof. Ryszard Strzelecki and co-supervised by Dr Marek Turzyński and Dr. Jarosław Łuszcz, and with a complementary secondment in University of Extremadura (Spain) as a university partner and Smart Energy Products and Services (Spain) as an industrial partner.

 The student will acquire expertise in interdisciplinary fields, gaining through this training program a set of skills that are highly appreciated by semiconductor corporations, providing him/her a valuable expertise background for a future career in the green energy industry.

 The ESR will take part in the whole researching process, starting with the proposal of new ideas, going from the design to the experimental validation of prototypes in the laboratory and industry facilities, and finishing with the developing of the business models.


 The position is in the frame of a H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN) action for Early Stage Researchers within the project SMARTGYsum (Research and Training Network for Smart and Green Energy Systems and Business Models). ESR06 fellow to be recruited in March 2022. The grant covers up to 3 years (contract will be for 1 year with renewing possibility) of full time research according to salary table established in the grant for Poland.


 For consideration, interested applicants should submit the required information by email to recruitment@smartgysum.eu based on the instructions given. This email should contain the curriculum vitae, a letter of interest and contact details of two references. All documentation should be in English and merged in a single PDF document. Please, note that applications which do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered.

 Please clearly indicate the title of the offer in the email. 

 For further information, please contact Dr. Eva Gonzalez-Romera (evagzlez@unex.es).


 November 30th, 2021.

More Information


SMARTGYsum project is aimed to train 15 creative and innovative researchers in the field of green energy system and business models. It will incorporate multidisciplinary knowledge, covering Power Electronics, Electric Engineering, Material Sciences, ICT, Data Sciences, Value Chains, Finance and Investments, Management of Energy Markets, Economical and Policy instruments.

 The researchers trained in this network will be able to convert state-of-the art knowledge and ideas into new products for economic and social benefit, and promoting the energy transition.

 As a trained researcher you will have many opportunities to develop an industrial career in any part of the world, but especially in the EU. You will be trained in electric, power electronic and ITC technologies and in business models, and have a secondment in a complimentary training environment as part of your assignments.

You also will be in a very good position to join R+D departments of Energy Companies and to apply for a postdoc position in any of the top EU academic institutions. You will have a balance knowledge of Technology and Business Models, and a set of relevant scientific publications, a PhD Degree (If possible, a Double PhD Degree, International or Industry mention will be established) and, potentially, International patents. 

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must satisfy the eligibility conditions for MSCA Early Stage Researchers, i.e., they must have obtained their master’s degree in the past 4 years and must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies) in Poland for more than 12 months in the past 3 years. Applications of candidates not fulfilling these eligibility conditions will not be considered.

Selection process

Applications will be marked and ranked according to the Academic curriculum, Research activities and Technical and transversal skills. Best candidates could be interviewed using an on-line conference system.

Additional comments


  • An Initial Research Project (IRP) will be assigned to the ESR at the beginning of the fellowship. The ESR will have the responsibility of executing all the tasks described in the IRP, which will involve research and organization tasks, mobility requirements, milestone accomplishments and deliverable submission.
  • Carry out all the activities required to make a high-quality PhD dissertation within the expected timeframe. Publications in high impact-factor international journals are expected
  • COVID-19’s outbreak: on-site presence at the recruitment institution will be required if health recommendations authorize it (EU Digital COVID Certificate is recommended). 

Offer Requirements

    Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent
    ENGLISH: Excellent


Applicants are required to have an excellent academic background with a master’s degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering, Control Engineering or any other related discipline, with skills in Energy and Power Electronics. Applicants who are in the final phase of their master’s degree are also encouraged to apply but have to complete the master before starting the fellowship.

 Motivation and potential for research activities. Ability to work independently and in a team. Be innovative and creative. Keep an open mind.

 Expertise with the following topics: Power electronics, energy conversion and power system engineering.

 Expertise with the following engineering tools and programming languages:

  • Simulink Matlab or PSIM, PLECS, etc;
  • Altium designer or equivalent
  • Code composer studio or equivalent (C language)

Prior experience on any of these topics will be valued:

  • Experience in modelling electrical and electronic circuits using mathematical analytical methods
  • Experience modelling electrical and electronic circuits in simulation programs (Matlab, PLECS, PSIM or PSCAD);
  • Experience in 2D and 3D electromagnetic field modelling (ANSYS, FLUX 2D/3D etc)
  • Experience in programming microcontrollers for power electronics applications;
  • PCB design of the circuits with mixed signals.

 Industrial experience, other European languages (apart from English and native) and elementary knowledge of Polish culture will be an additional but not obligatory advantage for the candidate.

Specific Requirements

REQUIRED LANGUAGES mandatory ENGLISH - you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in English, at least at B2 certificate level. The certificate is not required from persons for whom English is the native language and from persons for whom English was the medium of instruction during their studies at the university.

Publications in international journals/conferences will be valued.

Work location(s)
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Gdańsk University of Technology

EURAXESS offer ID: 670880


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