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Faculty Position in Energy Storage Systems
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Date Posted Sep. 14, 2021
Title Faculty Position in Energy Storage Systems
University Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Lausanne and Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Department The Institute of Electrical and Micro Engineering
Application Deadline Dec. 1, 2021
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Energy Technology
    Electrical and/or Electronics

The Institute of Electrical and Micro Engineering is soliciting applications for a faculty position at the level of a tenure track Assistant Professor in Energy Storage Systems.

We seek top-level applicants with research interests in the broad area of energy storage devices and their integration into modern and future energy systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: (i) planning and operation of energy storage connected to large-scale electrical and energy systems (ii) modelling of energy storage technologies, (iii) methods for the integration of energy storage into energy systems with stochastic supply, (iv) energy storage for automotive applications and, more in general, for autonomous systems.

We seek candidates with an outstanding research record, a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and who will be proactive members of the Electrical Engineering and Energy communities. Candidates with strong academic background, but with few years of experience in industry are also welcome.

This new position is aimed at reinforcing the collaboration between academia and the Swiss industry in the field of power and energy systems. Applicants should demonstrate a potential for direct interactions with industrial partners to pursue specific technological advances.

As a faculty member of the School of Engineering, the successful candidate will be expected to initiate and develop an independent and creative research program, as well as to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Internationally competitive salaries, start-up resources, and benefits are offered.

Applications should include a cover letter with a statement of motivation, curriculum vitae, list of publications and patents, concise statements of research and teaching interests. Applicants should also provide the names and addresses of at least 3 referees who are ready to supply their letter of reference upon request. Applications must be uploaded in PDF format to the recruitment web site:

Formal evaluation of candidates will begin on December 1st, 2021.

Enquires may be addressed to:
Prof. Jean-Philippe Thiran
Director of the Institute of Electrical and Micro Engineering (IEM)
Search Committee Chair

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EPFL is an equal opportunity employer and family friendly university. It is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It strongly encourages women to apply.

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