PhD Student

Integrated Assessment Modelling in view of carbon neutrality and international low carbon fuel trade

Your tasks

  • Performing cutting-edge research related to international climate change mitigation effects in a techno-economic context
  • Development and application of the MERGE IAM by advancing its representation of energy demand
  • Scientific supervision of internships and Master thesis students
  • Coordinate model development tasks with project partners
  • Dissemination and communication of research results to diverse audiences, including in both academic and non-academic literature and communities

Your profile

  • Master degree in higher education in economics, energy / environmental science, mechanical or electrical engineering, or computer engineering
  • Experience in integrated energy economic modelling and optimisation tools
  • Experience in the use of languages for scientific programming (GAMS, Python, MATLAB etc.) for developing mathematical models and handling of their data and results
  • Solid knowledge about techno-economic characteristics of existing and novel energy technologies and systems
  • Excellent English language skills are essential

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.

The PhD position is planned to be connected to ETH Zürich as doctorate awarding organisation.

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

Please submit your application online by 4 October 2023 (including addresses of referees) for the position as a PhD Student (index no. 4502-04).

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