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Post Doc Research Fellow

Energy & Environmental Resarch Center (EERC)
Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202
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This position is located on the Campus of University of North Dakota at the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC), an international leader in energy and environmental research, conducting projects for clients throughout the United States and the world. The EERC offers opportunities to people with an exceptional work attitude, dedication to high professional standards, and commitment to personal development. We are looking for experienced, aggressive, scientifically trained, and market-oriented individuals to contribute to the success of the organization by performing one or more of the following functions:

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop suites of advanced real-time control algorithms for smart charging of electric vehicles (EVs).
  • Design, develop and test agent-based control systems for management of EV charging under multiple smart charging scenarios.
  • Work with research engineers and collaborate effectively with multi-disciplinary R&D teams including researchers within and outside EERC.
  • Prepare technical reports, journal articles, conference articles, and deliver presentations regarding research findings.
  • Develop proposals and secure funding for research projects.

At EERC, we know our people are our greatest asset. Our team of over 200 is sought after worldwide to solve energy and environmental challenges in innovative ways. Since 1951, we’ve worked with over 1,300 clients in 53 countries. We recognize that quality, market-driven science and engineering technologies come from engaged, motivated employees. We encourage lifelong learning through our Employee Development Program and offer many opportunities for both professional and personal growth. In addition to competitive salaries and an outstanding benefits package, the EERC provides opportunities for inventors of commercialized technologies to share in the profits. As part of the University of North Dakota, employees are eligible for tuition waivers and reduced tuition for family members. Apply with us for a position that can turn into a lifelong passion and a work environment that’s more like a family.

For more information regarding the EERC, visit www.undeerc.org.

Required Competencies

  • Solid background in modelling of electrical vehicles and distribution systems, data analytics and optimization.
  • Experience in dynamical systems and control theory.
  • Experience with hardware-in-the-loop and digital real-time simulators.
  • Experience with electrical power systems and smart grid
  • Experience with power electronics converter/inverter design and controls
  • Expertise with Multiagent systems.
  • Experience with simulation tools such as Matlab/Simulink.
  • Knowledge of programming languages such as Python, Java, C++, etc.
  • Experience with machine learning algorithms.
  • Strong work ethics.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a diverse team.
  • Strong analytical, communication and task management skills.


Minimum Requirements

  • Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering or Control Engineering or related fields.
  • Sound knowledge in electric vehicles, distribution grid modelling, dynamical systems and control theory, smart multi-agent systems.
  • Successful completion of criminal history background check.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong background in electrical vehicle (EV) battery charging and different schemes of smart charging.
  • Proficient with smart multi-agent system based simulation tools.
  • Experience with statistical and data analysis tools.

Minimum Hiring Salary

$52,000 annual

Work Schedule/Start Date

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with flexibility to accommodate work activities/work life balance. Approximate start date: before June 30, 2021. Travel may be required.

To Apply

For full consideration, applications must be received by February 24, 2021, and include the following materials:

  • Cover Letter
  • CV/Resume

Position is open until filled.


Posted: 2021-02-12 Expires: 2021-03-14

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Post Doc Research Fellow

Energy & Environmental Resarch Center (EERC)
Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202

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