Ph.D. Positions: 22017_Analysis and modeling of electricity and natural gas markets

MADRID, Madrid, Spain
07 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
31 Aug 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

We offer working with one of the largest energy utilities, in the context of modeling and planning of electricity and natural gas markets. The responsibilities will include collaborating with a multidisciplinary team of researchers, developing modeling and optimization tools for energy systems, as well as forecasting of prices and other energy assets.


The candidate must have a master's degree in engineering, computer science, physics, or mathematics. The ideal candidate should have a good understanding of the electricity and the natural gas markets, as well as a good command of programming with Matlab, R, Visual Basic and GAMS. Native Spanish, advanced English level, and very good academic record is also required.

It offers:

Annual full-time contract for the development of projects. Besides, the Research Assistant could take 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 enrolling in any program, the Research Assistant can apply for a PhD after 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 of the first year is 25.020,62 for 2022. In addition, the IIT covers 90% of the cost of training activities and the Research Assistant will have access to all the services offered by the University (Sports, Cultural Activities, Library, etc.).


Curriculum vitae, academic record, cover letter and two recommendation letters.

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