The Energy Information Networks & Systems group at the Department of
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at Technische Universität
Darmstadt seeks to fill the position of a
Research Assistant (Doctoral Student) on Uncertainty Quantification in
The position is fully funded, initially has a fixed-term contract for 3 years,
and is to be filled as soon as possible.
The Energy Information Networks & Systems group explores the future of energy
management. This includes methods for the analysis and optimization of the
structure of future energy systems, intelligent methods for their operation,
and innovative IT solutions for future energy automation systems.
Renewable energies lead to fluctuations in the operation of energy systems.
They also mandate a deep restructuring of existing energy systems towards more
sector integration and the use of various kinds of energy storage. Both in
operation and extension planning the correct handling of uncertainties plays a
decisive role, both technically and economically. While the description of
uncertainties in input factors like, e.g., weather data is rather well
understood, the description of the uncertainties of energy system model
outputs is far less explored. The open position shall develop and validate
efficient methods for quantifying the uncertainties resulting from complex
energy system models, beating state of the art methods like Monte Carlo
sampling. This methodological work will be conducted in an environment with
many practical projects to apply the new methods to.
Publications in international top venues are desired. Support of teaching and
other lab duties is expected.
Very good Master's degree in an engineering, mathematics, computer or
natural sciences field, optimally with a focus in “computational” subjects
Interest in algorithm development and testing as well as formal analysis
Excellent analytical and mathematical skills
Advanced programming experience
Very good English is a must, German a benefit
Independent work attitude, initiative and being a team player
Opportunity for further qualification (doctoral dissertation) is given. The
fulfillment of the duties likewise enables the scientific qualifications of
The Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female
employees and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal
qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal
will be given preference. Wages and salaries are according to the collective
agreements on salary scales, which apply to the Technische Universität
Darmstadt (TV-TU Darmstadt). Part-time employment is generally possible.
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Code No. 414
July 21, 2021
August 22, 2021