Economist / Industrial Engineer - Economic Indicators in the Evaluation of Energy Technologies

Jülich Research Centre (FZJ)

Jülich, Germany

Work group:

IEK-STE – Systemforschung und Technologische Entwicklung



Area of research:

Scientific / postdoctoral posts



Job description:

The Institute of Energy and Climate Research – Systems Research and Technological Development (IEK-STE) is concerned with the development, analysis and evaluation of energy systems, infrastructures and technologies as well as the nexus between energy, water and land use. The focus is on interdisciplinary approaches that investigate essential socio-economic aspects of technological development and their impact on the environment, the economy and sustainability. In addition to scientific purposes, the results are used to advise business and politics.


Your Job:



  • Development of methods for the application of economic indicators in the evaluation of energy technologies

  • Life Cycle Costing (LCC)

  • Cost analyses from the perspectives of producers, investors or consumers

  • Extension of cost analysis by environmental and fiscal aspects

  • Linking of different approaches for the development of integrative sustainability assessment of technologies

  • Presentation of scientific results at national and international conferences

  • Publication of results in renowned scientific journals

Your Profile:

  • Ideally a very good university degree (master) in the field of economics, industrial engineering or related disciplines, preferably with a PhD
  • Knowledge of Life Cycle Costing (LCC), Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment (LCSA) or sustainability evaluation
  • Experience with the acquisition of third-party funded projects
  • Very good knowledge of English and the ability to speak German
  • Ability and willingness to cooperate in an international, interdisciplinary team
  • High level of flexibility and ability to work under pressure as well as the willingness to show great commitment

Our Offer:

  • Exciting working environment on an attractive research campus with excellent infrastructure, located between the cities of Cologne, Düsseldorf, and Aachen
  • International and interdisciplinary working atmosphere
  • A comprehensive further training programme
  • Flexible working hours and various opportunities to reconcile work and private life
  • Limited for 3 years with possible longer-term prospects
  • Full-time position with the option of slightly reduced working hours
  • Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD). Depending on the applicant`s qualifications and the precise nature of the tasks, salary grade EG 13-14 TVöD-Bund

Forschungszentrum Jülich promotes equal opportunities and diversity in its employment relations.We also welcome applications from disabled persons.


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Quote Reference: 2020-139