34968: PhD in industrial ecology, environmental and industrial engineering or comparable - Environmental sustainability analyses of the energy system transformation

German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Stuttgart, Germany

Work group:

Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics

Area of research:

Scientific / postdoctoral posts

Job description:

In the Energy Systems Analysis division at the DLR Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics we investigate a broad spectrum of research questions related to the possible future development of the energy system. In order to model and assess pathways towards a sustainable future energy system, there is the need to address techno-economic, but also social and various environmental criteria.

With your work, you will support our common goal of investigating the environmental effects of energy and climate policies and to further develop methods and models for scenario analysis. You have extensive experience either in the development of Integrated Assessment Models or in combining the methods of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and environmentally extended input-output analysis (EEIOA) with Energy Systems Analysis. You will develop research questions and design an environmental analysis tool which, in addition to the classic life cycle assessment, takes into account large-scale systemic dynamics (e.g. changing electricity, transport and heat mix, economic changes) and regional effects in the transformation of the energy system.

You will present the results of your work to the scientific community via publications in international peer-reviewed journals and conference papers and thus represent the institute on a national and international level. Depending on your qualifications, you will supervise master’s theses and dissertations if required.
Beyond that we would like to let your creativity unfold freely in order to jointly develop and realize new ideas.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 34968