Postdoctoral Fellow

High resolution energy systems modelling

Your tasks

  • Performing cutting-edge research related to the integration of variable renewable energy technology and related flexibility options in the energy system
  • Development and application of the Swiss TIMES Energy systems Model by advancing its temporal and spatial resolution and the technology characteristics for supply- and demand-side flexibility measures
  • Scientific supervision of Master students and possibly PhD students
  • Contribution to the acquisition of research projects
  • Lead model development tasks and coordination of research with project partners
  • Dissemination and communication of research results to diverse audiences, including in both academic and non-academic literature and communities

Your profile

  • PhD degree in mechanical or electrical engineering, energy / environmental science, economics or computer engineering
  • Experience and expert knowledge in integrated energy economic modelling, optimisation tools (esp. TIMES)
  • Proficient use of programming languages such as GAMS, Python, MATLAB etc.
  • Solid knowledge about techno-economic characteristics of existing and novel energy technologies and systems
  • Excellent writing, organisation and communication skills
  • Good publication track record
  • Excellent English language skills are essential, knowledge of German language is an additional benefit

We offer

Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. You will profit from a systematic training on the job, in addition to personal development possibilities and our pronounced vocational training culture. If you wish to optimally combine work and family life or other personal interests, we are able to support you with our modern employment conditions and the on-site infrastructure.

Your employment contract will initially be limited to 2 years.

For further information, please contact Dr Tom Kober, phone +41 56 310 26 31.

Please submit your application online by 16 October 2022 (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Postdoctoral Fellow (index no. 4502-00).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Human Resources Management, Serdal Varol, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland