PhD scholarship in ontology design for the digital energy ecosystem
University of Southern Denmark, Faculty of Engineering

PhD scholarship in ontology design for the digital energy ecosystem


Center for Energy Informatics at University of Southern Denmark invites applications for a 3-year PhD scholarship. The starting date for the position is as soon as possible, and it will be agreed with the successful candidate. 

About the PhD project
The research focus of the PhD is to develop ontologies for the digital energy ecosystem to facilitate the digitalization of the energy sector. The PhD research will focus on the characteristics of the digital energy ecosystem, and the internal and external factors that impact the digital energy ecosystem.

About the research environment 
Center for Energy Informatics is an interdisciplinary industry-oriented research and innovation center with an international outlook. The center focuses on development of innovative solutions that can facilitate the global transition towards a sustainable energy system.

About the candidate 
We are looking for a highly-motivated and ambitious student with excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken), who can work well in a team as well as independently and quickly acquire knowledge in new topics. The preferable candidate has knowledge of the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and object-oriented programming. 

Contact information
Further information is available from Head of Centre, Professor, PhD, Bo Nørregaard Jørgensen, 

Important information before applying
Applicants are required to have a master’s degree (equivalent to a Danish master's degree) at the time of enrollment and employment. If at the time of application, the applicant has not yet obtained a master's degree, a letter from the master thesis supervisor attesting to the eligibility of the applicant must be provided.

Employment as a PhD fellow is a 3-year salaried position (start salary amounts to approx. 3.378,- EURO per month incl. supplements). Employment and enrollment will cease without further notice at the end of the period.

An employed PhD fellow cannot have other paid work during the employment.

Employment is governed by the Protocol on PhD Research Fellows signed by the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

The successful candidate will be enrolled at SDU in accordance with Faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order), read more here.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online". The Faculty expects applicants to read the Faculty information for prospective PhD students and the SDU information on how to apply before applying.

The application must be in English and all non-Danish documents must be translated into English. All files must be uploaded as pdf files. 

The applications must include the following - the required forms must be found at the above mentioned Faculty website:

  • Completed TEK PhD application form for 5+3 applicants
  • Motivation letter. Upload in the field called “Project description” 
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of the official bachelor diploma and master's diploma and transcripts of exams in professional English translation or in Danish
  • Completed TEK PhD form for calculation grade point average. Upload as pdf file named 'Grade point average' in one of the fields called "Publication"
  • An official document describing the grading scheme of the awarding universities (if not Danish). Upload as pdf file named 'Grading scheme' in one of the fields called “Publication” 
  • References, you're welcome to use the form for reference letter at the Faculty website
  • List of publications and maximum 2 examples of relevant publications, in case you have any publications

If shortlisting is used, only shortlisted applicants will be assessed by an assessment committee.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

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