University of Denver Postdoctoral Researcher - Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science in Denver, Colorado

Job Description

This is a unique opportunity for a mid-level professional to join a dynamic, growing and purposeful enterprise united around a compelling mission charted by Chancellor Rebecca Chopp and Dean JB Holston. S/he will join a community of talented professionals who are advancing the mission of the Ritchie School and representing the bold ideas of our faculty to inspire philanthropy and engagement. There has never been a more exciting time to represent a private university devoted to the public good, enable our mission of translating passion to purpose, and enjoy a joyful professional experience in one of America's hottest metropolitan cities. There is a clear and remarkable energy that envelopes Denver and Colorado, and the University of Denver (DU) is right at the heart of that incredible momentum. If you want to be a part of building and realizing the future of DU in Colorado, we invite you to consider this exciting opportunity.

Position Summary

The purpose of this position is to support the ongoing development of smart grid, and in particular microgrid, research through contributing to ongoing projects, publication, and proposal development.

Essential Functions

  • Perform research to support ongoing projects in microgrid research and development.
  • Collaboratively write technical conference and journal publications based on research results, attend research conferences and technical meetings with potential research sponsors, and give conference presentations.
  • Collaboratively write research proposals to federal and industrial entities.
  • Assist and mentor graduate students in research.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Advanced engineering math knowledge.
  • High level analytical skillset.
  • Technical writing skill for conference and journal publication.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD
  • Mathematical analysis of modern electric power systems experience.
  • Prior experience in the study and analysis of solar PV and energy storage technologies.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in electrical engineering.
  • Prior research-based journal publications.
  • Knowledge of smart grids, microgrids, and advanced distribution networks.
  • Knowledge of optimization theory.
  • Proficiency with programming languages.

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click New Resume/CV at the bottom of the page to begin application. If you have questions regarding this position, please contact Amin Khodaei at

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

Tracking Code: 005746

Department: RSECS-Electrical & Computer Eng (142150)

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular