Postdoctoral Researcher- Best4Grid (Electrical Engineering), Vaasa, Finland

Postdoc in Finland

Postdoctoral Researcher- Best4Grid: The University of Vaasa is seeking a dedicated and innovative Postdoctoral Researcher to join our thriving and diverse community. This position, part of the Nordic Energy Research funded project “Vehicle battery storage for green transport and grid stability in the Nordics” (Best4Grid, 2024-2026), aims to advance the implementation of green transport and V2X technology in the Nordic region. The role offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research and be part of a multidisciplinary team working towards a responsible future.

Postdoctoral Researcher, Best4Grid (Electrical Engineering)

Designation: Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Area: Electrical or Energy Engineering

Location: Vaasa, Finland


  • Doctoral degree in Electrical or Energy Engineering
  • Ability to conduct high-level scientific research independently
  • Excellent analytical, academic writing, and communication skills
  • Proven track record of successful empirical research and collaboration in related fields
  • Researcher mobility and active participation in international scientific research networks are advantageous
  • Fluent written and spoken English skills are mandatory; skills in Nordic languages are a plus

Job Description:

  • Conduct project activities within the Best4Grid research team at the University of Vaasa
  • Design and develop electricity market models
  • Study the short-term and long-term impacts of regulatory changes on electricity market players
  • Prepare research proposals for national and international calls
  • Publish research results as part of the team
  • Perform administrative tasks related to project management
  • Collaborate with the University’s multidisciplinary research platforms: Digital Economy, InnoLab, and Vebic

The annual working time is 1612 hours, based on the general collective agreement for universities, with a detailed task description agreed upon in the Annual Work Plan.

How to Apply: To apply for the position, please use our online application system by clicking the “Submit an application” button below. The application should include the following annexes in English:

  • CV (template recommended)
  • List of publications
  • 1-2 page cover letter explaining your interest in the research field and detailing previous and ongoing related research

Last Date to Apply: August 6, 2024 (by midnight EEST)

Further Information: For more information about the position, please contact:

  • Professor Miadreza Shafiekhah
    • Tel: +358 29 449 8534
    • Email: firstname.lastname(a)

For inquiries about the online application system, please contact:

  • Email: careers(a)

The employment is subject to a probationary period. Due to the summer holiday season, there may be delays in replies.

We Offer:

  • Support from an international research group
  • Opportunities for skill development within a knowledgeable and friendly team
  • Fitness and cultural benefits, extensive occupational health care services, and versatile opportunities for continuous learning
  • Flexible working time arrangements and the possibility of partial remote work
  • A salary based on the Finnish University Salary System (YPJ), approximately 3400-3800 euros/month depending on experience and performance

The University of Vaasa, located on the beautiful West coast of Finland, offers an inspiring environment with a strong focus on employee well-being and development. Join our international community of over 5,000 students and 600 employees from 80 countries and contribute to impactful research and education.

For more details and to apply, please visit: University of Vaasa Open Positions

Application period starts: June 11, 2024, 13:00 Application period ends: August 6, 2024, 23:59



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