New Post-Doc Position in Control Systems Research Laboratory

This position offer has expired. Thank you for your interest!

We invite applications for one post-doctoral position in advanced control methods for industrial applications. The main objectives of this research is process data based analysis of Industrial Control Systems (e.g. district heating plants) and development of advanced control algorithms including MPC and Switched Control to increase the performance.

The project will be focused on the combination of classical control techniques with intelligent control methods and its application to control of complex nonlinear systems. The proposed research aims to:

  • Determine the most suitable (with respect to predefined control criteria) control strategy for particular industrial system by means of (i) experimental data analysis, (ii) analytical and numerical modeling, and (iii) computer based simulation/verification;
  • Validate the developed framework on the basis of laboratory prototypes of real industrial plants;
  • Incorporate the developed algorithms into practical applications.

Required qualification:

  • PhD in control systems engineering or relevant field;
  • Previous experience in control and modeling of industrial processes;
  • Knowledge of MATLAB/Simulink;
  • Knowledge of C/C++ and/or Java programming languages is an asset;
  • Good communication skills in oral and written English.

We offer:

  • The appointment will be for a period of 1 year with a possibility to extend for the second year;
  • As an employee of the university, you will receive a competitive salary (approximately 2600 EUR Gross Salary (2000 EUR Net Salary) per month);
  • Access to a variety of research equipment available in our laboratory;
  • Friendly atmosphere in a rapidly growing laboratory with worldwide recognition and international research connections.

The application should consist of:

  • A motivation letter stating why the proposed research topic interests you;
  • A complete CV with a full publication list;
  • The contact details of at least two reference persons.

These documents must be compiled in a single pdf file and sent to a-lab@ttu.ee with a subject “Post-Doc application of <Name> <Surname>”.

The deadline of the application is August 31, 2015.

The extended deadline for the application is September 30, 2015.

Expected start of the project is November 2015.