Senior assistant researcher position to work on "Control Algorithms for Power Electronics Converter Applications in Future Power Networks"

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 Senior Assistant Researcher Position for Electric Systems Unit,  looking for a talented and motivated candidate, to work on Control Algorithms for Power Electronics Converter Applications in Future Power Networks.

Tasks Description:.

  • R&D in control algorithms for power electronics converters serving as interfaces for distributed generation and energy storage devices connected to the power networks and microgrids.
  • R&D in network stability analysis in of grids dominated with renewable energy.
  • Development and experimental validation of control algorithms on PHIL platform.
  • Participation in national and international research projects.
  • Supervision and training of predoctoral and postdoctoral researchers.
  • Publication of scientific results in high impact journals and communication and dissemination of the results.

Compulsory Requirements

  • PhD degree in Electrical, Electronic or Industrial Engineering, Control Systems or related disciplines.
  • Expertise in Power Electronics, Control systems, Power Engineering and Power HIL systems.
  • Previous experience in national and international projects.

Merits to value:

  • Good understanding of Power Networks Modelling, Distributed Generation, Renewable Energy Integration, IT technologies and Real-Time Control systems.
  • Previous experience in leading national and international projects.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.

* Applicants should send cover letter, Curriculum Vitae and documents acreditative of requirements.

Selection Criteria
  • Adequacy of the candidate's training to the requested profile.
  • Work experience related to the profile of the job position.
  • Quality and impact of scientific publications.
  • Motivation for accomplishing high-quality research.
  • Knowledge of English.

Remuneration: Depending upon qualification and expertise.

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

Type of contract: Permanent.


IMDEA Energía: Móstoles, Madrid.


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


Equal opportunities are guaranteed in the selection process, without any forms of discrimination. Female  applicants are encouraged to apply to favor parity in employment.
IMDEA Energy commitment is to guarantee equality in measures to balance personal, family and working life and to promote gender equality.