Forschungszentrum Jülich pursues cutting-edge interdisciplinary research on the pressing issues of our time. It helps to solve the grand challenges facing society in the fields of energy and environment as well as information and the brain. With more than 5,700 employees, Jülich – a member of the Helmholtz Association – is one of the large interdisciplinary research centres in Europe.
Scientific and technical expertise at the Institute of Energy and Climate Research – Electrochemical Process Engineering (IEK-3) focuses on low-temperature and high-temperature fuel cells (HT-PEFCs, SOFCs) as well as electrolysis and reformers. The institute investigates and tests entire energy systems as well as process engineering components, electrochemical and catalytic processes, and process controls.
We are looking to recruit a
The research priority of the interdisciplinary department is energy-related process and systems analysis. Within the framework of future market scenarios, we perform both literature and data searches as well as system simulations to determine the efficiency, dynamics, emissions, and costs of energy systems. The aims are to identify the potential of these innovative technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to define technical requirements for infrastructural elements as a starting point for future R&D measures. We are currently developing energy strategies to fulfil the greenhouse gas reduction targets of the German Federal Government by designing alternative supply structures (e.g. power-to-X concepts) for a cross-sector Energiewende. Your responsibilities will be integrated in this context and will focus on:
• modelling, simulating, and evaluating complex energy systems
• supervising doctoral researchers
• publishing your results in internationally recognized journals
• drafting project proposals and attracting third-party funding
• university degree in the field of environmental/industrial engineering, physics, computer science, or mechanical engineering specializing in energy technology or an equivalent subject
• subsequent doctoral degree in a field relevant to the position advertised
• excellent academic reputation reflected in publications in numerous recognized journals
• extensive experience in modelling energy systems
• knowledge of the programming languages Python, MATLAB, or GAMS
• exceptional social competence and good communication skills for collaborative work in and with interdisciplinary teams
• very good command of written and spoken English
• multifaceted work in an interdisciplinary and international research setting
• wide-ranging options for further professional development, e.g. in the form of comprehensive training courses
• opportunity to attend international conferences
• cooperation with high-ranking organizations such as the International Energy Agency
• employment initially for a fixed term of two years, but with possible long-term prospects
• salary and social benefits in accordance with the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD-Bund)
Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particulary welcomes applications from women.
We also welcome applications from disabled persons.
We look forward to receiving your application, preferably via our online recruitment system quoting the reference number Kennziffer 2016-226.