The mission of this Invited Chair is to research and develop tools and platforms to POWER THE PEOPLE, by enhancing the choices and access of every end-user to energy management and production. The research topics within the scope of the Invited Chair are: distributed electricity generation, penetration of micro-generation, new energy sources, e-electricity digital infrastructure, virtual network for individual electricity consumers and producers and sustainable energy systems.
The Invited Chair is co-funded by WS Energia and Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), it will be hosted at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) through its Physics Department and it has the status of “MIT Affiliate” within the MIT-Portugal Initiative.
IST is the leading Engineering Faculty in Portugal and it is included in the main worldwide R&D and education networks. It aims to give students and alumni the education and the knowledge tools to improve, to change and to shape society through science, technology, and entrepreneurship. Energy has been identified has one of the top strategic sectors for the future of IST.
The MIT Affiliate status inside the MIT Portugal Initiative includes access to the resources of the MIT Industrial Liaison Program: one industrial liaison officer at MIT, MIT knowledge database, MIT conferences and seminars, four to five individual meetings each year with MIT Professors relevant to the Affiliate, plus one seminar conducted by a MIT professor per year under a relevant theme for the Affiliate, with access to MIT theses and research papers of importance to the Affiliate.
WS Energia is an innovative company in Solar Energy with international presence and an ambitious R&D program with a budget above 2 M€ for the next years. Its mission is to be the number one in creating leading edge technology and know-how in the solar energy sector.
Responsibilities of the Invited Chair Holder
Create a world-class R&D group to fulfill the mission of the Invited Chair;
Coordinate and manage breakthrough R&D projects in WS Energia and IST;
Deliver exceptional results in innovation and technology;
Attract funds for self-proposed R&D projects;
Promote networking and agreements with top international R&D and innovation institutions.
Research Area – Energy
Official Position at Instituto Superior Técnico – Invited Associate Professor (Prof. Associado Convidado)
Workplace — Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon - Portugal
PhD degree for more than three years;
Scientific curriculum according to academic position;
Experience in project management;
Relevant knowledge and technical skills to fulfill the Invited Chair mission.
1st Stage: Selection based on quantitative parameters of the academic curriculum
[15th March – 22nd April 2012];
2nd Stage: Submission of action plan proposal to accomplish Invited Chair’s goals
[30th April – 13th May 2012];
3rd Stage: Interviews (through conference call)
[28th May – 8th June 2012];
4th Stage: Final independent panel deliberation
[up to 6th July].
Additional information and application instructions at www.ws-energia.com/np4EN/invitedchair.
All documents should be in English and PDF;
Applications cannot be submitted via email;
Application deadline is on the 22nd of April 2012 at 10 p.m. (GMT)
The position will be filled only if a suitable candidate is selected from the applicants.
This is a special position. Therefore, the rules for selection the chair holder are based on IST recruitment procedures but are not bound to them.
For more information, please contact:
Catarina Seco Matos,
Project Manager at WS Energia
M:+351 913 855 623;
T:+351 214 212 190;
F:+351 214 240 155;