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Research Scientist, Power Systems and Optimization

electricityMap is organising the world’s electricity data to drive the transition towards a truly decarbonised electricity system. Join us on our ambitious mission!


  • electricityMap’s team is growing to ~20 people! As a passionate and inclusive team, we believe in autonomy and trust that everyone puts in their best work.
  • electricityMap has a sustainable and flexible work environment. We have meeting-free, work-from-home deep work days twice a week, and have at heart that everyone should have fun while building great things together.
  • We value personality beyond just your years of experience. electricityMap offers many growth opportunities and we make sure everyone gets to work on excting and challenging new problems.
  • We offer great benefits in Copenhagen, one of the most liveable cities in the world.

About the role

Are you an passionate scientist looking to be at the cutting-edge of research on grid decarbonization? And are you an enthusiastic teammate interested in having a real impact on the climate while expanding your scientific career? Then this position is the perfect fit for you! There is increasing demand for our expertise, insight and contribution to grid decarbonisation projects in academia and across the industry in the public & private sector. We at electricityMap want to expand on our partnerships & contributions, and carry out more long-view R&D that explore potential future use-cases and innovative research. You would enable this by:

  • Elaborating our research strategy and developing proposals, with a focus on initiatives with practical, real-world impact (e.g. smart-charging for EVs, flexible grid…).
  • Contributing to the publication of articles in peer-reviewed journals, potentially in collaboration with other institutions and organisations.
  • Upholding our role as thought leaders through participation at relevant conferences, public speaking, and advocating our work & data across academia.
  • Communicating and working with stakeholders across the industry such as government, regulators, TSOs, and private sector companies.
  • Leading our participation in all research partnerships by carrying out relevant tasks such as budgeting & reporting, attending meetings and completing deliverables on time.
  • Staying up to the date on the literature, and sharing insights internally as well as a broader non-scientific community (e.g. blog posts).

About you

We’re looking for a purpose-driven and empathetic researcher who is comfortable with autonomy and solving complex problems that will enable the world to understand and reduce its emissions. We also care about your ability to deliver great work and motivation to learn!

As the ideal future teammate, you

  • Have a PhD and/or equivalent (2-4 years of work experience).
  • Have a strong background in mathematics and statistics.
  • Good computational skills and comfortable coding.
  • Have experience carrying out analysis on energy data or power systems modelling, such as flexible grid, energy storage, V2G… etc.
  • Have previously contributed to peer-reviewed papers published in academic journals, reports, whitepapers and/or conferences.
  • Are familiar with submitting proposals for grant-funded work, and familiarity with tracking and reporting research project budgets.
  • Are detail-oriented and organised. You are able to thrive in an environment that provides autonomy, and that involves you in defining your role as you grow.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Warrants scheme.
  • 6 weeks of paid holidays.
  • Paid lunch when working from the office.
  • Health insurance and insurance covering loss of ability to work.
  • Parental leave.

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Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We can’t wait to hear from you!

electricityMap is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. You are welcome at electricityMap for who you are, no matter your background or what you look like. We believe that it’s in our differences that we will find the power to solve one of the biggest issues of our time.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.


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