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Research Assistant (RA)/Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF) in Smart Grids
Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ)

Date Posted Feb. 14, 2018
Title Research Assistant (RA)/Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF) in Smart Grids
University Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ)
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Immediately or as negotiated

  • Feb. 14, 2018
  • Research Assistant (RA)/Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF) in Smart Grids
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ)
  • Open until filled
  • Immediately or as negotiated
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Computer Engineering
    Electrical and/or Electronics
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Position Overview:
A Research Asisstant (RA)/Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF) position in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ) is open for hiring immediately in the area of smart grids. The candidate should have a background in at least one of the following: Stochastic modeling and optimization in smart grid, Microgrid planning, operation, control, and self-healing , Distribution system operation with distributed generation and energy storage devices, Energy management of electric vehicles and vehicle-to-grid systems, Joint planning and operation of electric power system and communication network in smart grid, and Big data analytics in smart grids. Initial appointment for one year with possible extension based on mutual interests. The position location is in Doha, Qatar.

Job Duties:
Position duties involve conducting research and publication of research results via journal and conference publications, conference presentations, interaction with academic institutions and industry, and grant proposal writing.

It is important that the candidate presents many of the following:

  • An MSc. degree for the RA position and a PhD degree for the PDF. The degree should be in Electrical and Computer Engineering related to the areas listed above.
  • Good knowledge of the topics listed in the position overview and relevant programming skills (e.g., MATLAB and Simulink)
  • Good background in optimization (NLP, MINLP, Convex Programming, Semi-definite Programming, etc.)
  • Relevant publication record in top academic conferences and journals.
  • English writing and verbal skills.

TAMUQ offers a competitive compensation package that includes an attractive salary, flying tickets, furnished accommodation, medical insurance, and participation in children school tuition fees.

Application submission details:
Candidates should send the following information, as single .pdf, to Prof. Erchin Serpedin ( and Dr. Muhammad Ismail (

  • CV, including list of publications, summary of educational background and grades.
  • Summary of work experience
  • Short research statement (maximum 1 page)

  • Names and email addresses of at least 3 references.
  • A soft copy‎ of one or two recent publications considered by the candidate as being representative(s) of his/her research work.

Anticipated start date:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Start date will be immediate or as negotiated.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Muhammad Ismail
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ)


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