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Analysis of the impact of cross-border transmission lines on the development and operation of regional power systems and markets

The researcher will be involved in the analysis of the impact of the cross-border electricity transmission lines on the operation and expansion of large, multinational, power systems and markets. He will interact with energy utilities and international energy-related institutions of a variety of countries and regions in the world. He will learn about the economics and regulation of the electricity systems, in general, and the electricity transmission activity in particular, as well as the application of optimization decision-support models to the aforementioned problems.

Requirements: Candidates should have a degree in engineering, mathematics, or physics, and a good command of the English and Spanish language. Having a good academic record, as well as the candidate’s knowledge about optimization techniques, programming and the functioning, modelling and regulation of power systems will also be considered in the assessment of candidate merits.

Full-time contract with combined dedication between research projects and training activities. This modality allows the Research Assistant to establish a very close professional relationship with the companies with which he/she collaborates, thus nourishing his/her research with the experience accumulated during the projects. Although this modality does not necessarily require to enroll in any program, the Research Assistant can apply for a PhD during the first two years. The Research Assistant is hired each year for a maximum period of 6. If he or she is not enrolled in a PhD program the contract cannot exceed two years. The gross salary for the first year is € 24.216,62 for 2019. In addition, the IIT covers 90% of the cost of training activities and the Research Assistant can enjoy all the advantages offered to Comillas students (Sports, Cultural Activities, Library, etc.).

Documents: Academic certificate for the relevant university degree, Transcript of grades for it, Curriculum Vitae, Motivation letter, Two reference letters, certificates of command of the English and Spanish languages (optional).