Physicist or Mathematician

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 Analysis and Technology Evaluation (IEK-STE) deals with the analysis of complex Systems in the fields of energy technology, energy industry, climate protection and energy policy. The focus is on interdisciplinary approaches that investigate key aspects of technological development and its effects on the environment and the economy. In addition to scientific purposes, the results also serve to advise the economy and politics.


Your Job:



  • Numerical and analytical investigations of the stability of power systems and other energy infrastructures

  • Development and application of data analytical methods

  • Contribution to two third party funded project CoNDyNet2 (BMBF) and Uncertainty Quantification (Helmholtz association)

  • Dissemination of scientific results and presentation on national and international conferences

  • Mentoring of doctoral researchers and master students

Your Profile:

  • Study (master`s degree) of physics or a related field (mathematics, computer science, engineering) preferably with a PhD
  • Experience in statistical physics, nonlinear dynamics or data science
  • A background in network science or machine learning is of advantage
  • Demonstrated programming skills (Python, Julia or Matlab)
  • Interest in energy technologies and the transformation of the energy system
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in an international, interdisciplinary team across institutes
  • Very good communication and organizational skills
  • Fluent command of English language
  • High flexibility and willingness to carry out business trips

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)

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


Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 2019-449

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