Vacancy No. 1269/2024

Research Associate (f/m/d) in the Field of Energy Economics

“Design of a robust energy system and raw material supply”

Job description

Your primary responsibility is to work on interdisciplinary research projects focusing on techno-economic analyses in the context of decarbonization of global energy systems. A specific focus of your research will be on sector-coupled energy system analysis with a focus on a robust design of the energy conversion and transportation infrastructure:

  • Development and application of high-resolution geographical models to analyze energy demand and renewable energy generation potentials.
  • Analysis of the optimal design and operation of energy conversion, energy transport and energy storage infrastructures.
  • Development of methods for analyzing the security of supply of integrated multi-energy systems, taking into account weather and climate influences.
  • Development of approaches for the optimal use of flexibility in the energy system in the context of a supply-secure deployment and expansion planning.
  • Publication of results in high-class journals

The position offers the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree.

Personal qualification
  • University degree (Master) in industrial engineering, business administration, process engineering, economics, mathematics, computer science, or a comparable field of study
  • Interest in performing quantitative analyses on energy topics
  • Interest in solving large linear and mixed-integer mathematical optimization problems
  • Knowledge/experience in the implementation of computer-aided models and operation research methods is an advantage
  • Professional aptitude, a high level of commitment, good self-organization, and good English language skills

Desirable but not a prerequisite

  • Domain knowledge
  • German language skills

Salary category 13 TV-L, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Organizational unit

Institute for Industrial Production (IIP)

Starting date

zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunk / as soon as possible

Contract duration

limited to 2 years

Application up to

July 30, 2024

Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Wolf Fichtner.


Please apply online using the button below for this vacancy number 1269/2024 .
Personnel Support is provided by 

Ms Kehrer
phone: 0721 608-45415,

Kaiserstr. 12, 76131 Karlsruhe

We prefer to balance the number of employees (f/m/d). Therefore we kindly ask female applicants to apply for this job.
Recognized severely disabled persons will be preferred if they are equally qualified.