Working with us

Scientist (Global energy modelling)

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 global long-term energy sector developments and climate change mitigation policies
  • Contribute to research projects (i.e. World Energy Scenarios) 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 MARKAL/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 (spoken and written) are essential.
  • German language is an additional benefit
  • Publications in peer reviewed international journals
To apply, please visit our HR website

Scientist (Energy modelling - decarbonisation of mobility sector)

Your tasks
  • Cutting-edge research related to integrated energy systems analysis
  • Develop an appropriate method/tool to incorporate transport modal shift in PSI's Swiss TIMES energy system model
  • Quantification of decarbonisation pathways for the Swiss transport sector
  • 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
  • Prior experience in _modelling of transportation sector_ is desirable
  • Good understanding of techno-economic characteristics of mobility technologies
  • 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

Postdoc

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

Other student opportunities

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