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PhD Position Complex Systems (m/f/diverse) Job ID 19-10

Jacobs University is a private, state-accredited, English-language research university in Bremen. We are offering PreDegree, Bachelor, Master or PhD programs in three focus areas: Health, Mobility and Diversity. Our principles are first class research and teaching, international diversity and transdisciplinary cooperation. As an international university we attract highly talented and open-minded students from all over the world. Currently, more than 1,400 students from 110 nations live and study on our residential campus.

The Complex Systems group at Jacobs University Bremen invites applications for a


PhD Position Complex Systems (m/f/diverse)

(75% of full-time, limited for 3 years)


Job ID 19-10

Research Topic: Power System Stability

The Ph.D. position will be funded for three years, starting in January 2019 or later, within the BMBF funded joint project CoNDyNet2 at Jacobs University in close collaboration with other leading research institutes and industry partners. The energy transition towards a high share of renewable energy resources requires basic research on future power grids and innovations to ensure reliable power supply with high performance quality and maximum flexibility. The aim of this project is therefore a systematic study of the spread of disturbances in power grids together with the development of new control strategies and devices, such as new power system stabilizers.


Your qualifications:

  • University degree (Master or Diploma) in Physics, Electrical Engineering,  Control Systems Engineering or Applied Mathematics
  • Basic Knowledge of Nonlinear Dynamics and Network Theory
  • Programming Skills
  • Very good command of English, both in written and oral communication
  • No knowledge of German language is required. Jacobs University Bremen is an international research university
  • Ability to work independently and in a team


Your application:

Application documents (CV, complete list of publications, academic records, transcripts (copies) of certificates/degrees, and contact information of two references) will be accepted continuously until the position is filled.

Please send your applications in a single PDF to Prof. Dr. Stefan Kettemann, s.kettemann [at]  with subject “Complex Systems PhD position”. See  for further information.

Jacobs University is an equal opportunity employer.