Postdoc - Modeling of Energy Infrastructures

Jülich Research Centre (FZJ)

Jülich, Germany

Work group:

IEK-3 – Elektrochemische Verfahrenstechnik



Area of research:

Scientific / postdoctoral posts



Job description:

Your Job:


The department Techno-economic energy system analysis focuses on investigation and evaluation of energy technologies and systems. In the context of scenario considerations we develop and apply simulation and optimization models to determine the efficiency, dynamics, emissions and costs of future energy systems. The goal is to quantify the potential contribution of innovative techniques, concepts and system designs to climate gas reduction strategies and to identify techno-economic requirements. Special attention is paid to the use existing and building up new options for energy transport infrastructure (e.g. Power-to-X concepts). You will focus on spatially and temporally resolved modeling of electricity generation, transport and distribution in Europe. In this context, your tasks essentially comprise the following:


Further development and adaptation of an existing transmission grid model Development of a benchmark procedure for methodical approaches, topologies and used data of transmission grid models Modelling of sector coupling options and their integration into the existing model Coupling of the transmission grid model with a distribution grid model Development, analysis and evaluation of European power supply scenarios taking into account ambitious climate protection targets Supervision of doctoral students Publication of your results in internationally recognized journals Establishment of own project ideas including writing proposals and acquisition of funds


Your Profile:


University degree in electrical engineering, physics, computer science, mechanical engineering with a specialization in energy technology or a comparable course of studies and PhD degree in one of the corresponding disciplines. Excellent academic expertise reflected by publications in recognized journals Relevant experience in modeling infrastructures for electricity transport and distribution Knowledge of Python programming language and GIS-based data analyses Strong social and communicative competence for cooperation in interdisciplinary teams Very good written and spoken German and English skills


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 2 years with possible longer-term prospects Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD)

Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women.We also welcome applications from disabled persons.



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Quote Reference: 2019-220

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