The Renewable Energy Research Center (RERC) at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) is seeking one highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with a strong background in renewable energy systems and excellent data analysis skills to conduct innovative research in energy efficiency and hybrid energy-storage systems. The successful applicant will be part of an interdisciplinary research group to conduct and analyze experiments with stand-alone, as well as grid-connected solar energy systems.
Prospective postdoctoral fellows must collaborate with one or more faculty members and articulate an interdisciplinary research plan that is aligned with the mission of the AUS-RERC.
Desired skills and experience:
The candidate is expected to demonstrate a broad understanding and experience with application of a wide range of engineering principles, theories and concepts. The candidate for this position is also required to possess general knowledge of solar energy-related disciplines and applications, including involvement with solar energy modeling tools used within the solar power industry. Programming skills and knowledge of embedded systems are required; prior exposure to power electronics converters and MPPT energy systems will be an asset. Additionally, experience with application of machine learning techniques for data-driven system modeling will be considered a plus.
The candidate must have good oral and written English communication skills. The candidate must also be capable of participating in interdisciplinary collaborative work in the area of renewable energy in a highly interactive international team, with fellow undergraduate and graduate M.Sc. students. Academic excellence, a professional work attitude, proactive and self-driven nature, as well as leadership potential are expected.
Appointment duration will be for a 2-year period. Selected candidate will be initially appointed for one year with renewal after the first year, contingent upon satisfactory performance.
Interested candidates should submit a complete application package to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
A complete application includes:
2. Short motivational statement explaining why you are suited for, and interested in, this position.
3. Two letters of recommendation.