Working with us

Scientist (Energy modelling - decarbonisation of mobility sector)

Your tasks
  • Cutting-edge research related to integrated energy systems analysis
  • Apply and develop existing energy modelling tools at PSI including development of new methodologies to analyze the transport sector in the Switzerland and EU context
  • Contribute to research projects and lead research projects as well as acquisition of funding for new projects
Your profile
  • PhD or an equivalent advanced degree in engineering, energy/environmental science, economics and/or policy
  • Very good skills in quantitative methods and optimisation tools, preferably experiences in the application of energy modelling frameworks such as TIMES
  • Good understanding of techno-economic characteristics of energy technologies and mobility technologies in particular
  • Exposure to the Swiss and European energy policy issues, such as decarbonisation of transportation strategy is an advantage
  • Good English language skills are essential. German language is highly desirable
  • Publications in peer reviewed international journals
To apply, please visit our HR website

PhD : Effects of digitalisation in the future Swiss Energy System

Your tasks
  • Identify key digital information and communication technologies (ICT) in the end-use and power sector
  • Assess their deployment potential, including barriers and risks to their adoption and use
  • Assess efficiency and energy savings potential of ICT and their impact on the different energy sectors; estimate benefits and costs of stronger demand and supply sector coupling
  • Develop an appropriate methodology for integrating digitalisation technologies and their diffusion in the Swiss TIMES Energy systems Model (STEM)
  • Quantification of long term scenarios that transform the Swiss energy system using the STEM model; assessment of system-wide implications of digitalization in energy supply and use, and in greenhouse gases emissions
  • Identify barriers to further digitalization and key policy considerations
Your profile
  • You have an advanced degree in engineering, energy/environmental science, economics and/or policy, with very good skills in quantitative methods. Mathematical programming and statistical analysis skills are highly beneficial for this position.
  • You have a good understanding of techno-economic characteristics of energy technologies and Swiss and European energy policy, such as decarbonisation strategies, energy supply security, and the role of new technologies.
  • You have good written and verbal communication skills, and enjoy working in an international team. Good English language skills are essential. German language is highly desirable.
To apply, please visit our HR website

Postdoc

We do welcome new ideas for postdoc positions. Please contact Dr. Tom Kober.

Other student opportunities

We are committed to the training of future generations. Time to time we do offer internships
, semester projects and master thesis topics. Currently the following themes/projects are available...

Development of a web based tool for Swiss and EU energy/electricity scenarios
  • EEG undertakes numerous long term energy and electricity scenarios using energy economic models. We aim to develop an interactive web-based tool to synthesize and present the energy scenarios in our website.
  • Good programming skills (in visual basic or equivalent) and basic understanding of energy sector is desirable.
For further detail, please contact Ramachandran Kannan