Predoctoral Researcher to work on Modelling of Battery Systems for Grid Integration

IMDEA Energy Institute is a María de Maeztu Center of Excellence whose objective is to develop R&D activities in the fields of renewable energies and clean energy technologies by establishing strong links with leading companies in the energy sector. (


IMDEA Energy is opening a Predoctoral Researcher Position for the Electrical Systems Unit, looking for talented and motivated candidates to work on modelling of battery systems for their application in electricity grid.

Tasks Description:

  • R&D in battery modelling for grid applications.
  • Development of a holistic model of battery systems.
  • Implementation of control algorithms in a Power HIL environment (Smart Energy Integration Lab) for the identification of parameter models and for the model evaluation.
  • Dissemination and publication of research results in scientific journals.

Compulsory Requirements: 

  • Official MSc. degree in Electrical, Electronic or Industrial Engineering, Control Systems or related disciplines.
  • Knowledge of Power Engineering, Optimisation Algorithms, Power Electronics, Control Systems and Communication Networks..

Other merits to value:

  • Good understanding of System Modelling, Power Networks, Renewable Energy Technologies, IT technologies and Real-Time Control systems.
  • At least 1-year experience of working with modelling systems in Matlab and Matlab Simulink and MILP tools.
  • Oral and written communication skills in English.
Selection Criteria
  • Adequacy of the candidate's training to the requested profile.
  • Work experience related to the profile of the job position.
  • Motivation for accomplishing high-quality research.
  • Knowledge of English.
  • Remuneration: Between 20.000€ – 22.500€ per year, depending upon qualification and expertise.

*The contract includes all the benefits of the Spanish Public Health and Social Security System.

  • Duration of the contract: 1 year, possibility of renewal depending on performance.

IMDEA Energía: Mostoles, Madrid


Final decisions will be personally communicated by e-mail to all candidates.