Empa - the place where innovation starts
Empa is the research institute for materials science and technology of the ETH
Domain and conducts cutting-edge research for the benefit of industry and the
well-being of society.
The Urban Energy Systems Laboratory develops models and concepts for the
planning and operation decentralized energy system technologies based on
renewable energy and innovative districts, including prototypes and
demonstration plants. To strengthen our scientific team we are looking for a
Scientist or Postdoc in building and energy systems simulation and control
You will join a large-scale project where the aim is to identify pathways for
the Swiss energy transition. Amongst other projects, your role will be to
coordinate activities as WP leader over multiple research institutions as well
as be involved in research activities directly. In the respective work
package, you will investigate the bottom up assessment of technologies to
facilitate individual or coordinated energetic flexibility at operational
Data-driven or first principle approaches shall be developed and applied to
real life testbeds (i.e. the Empa NEST demonstrator) or, later on,
implementation sites with industry partners.
You will have the freedom to develop and execute your research ideas in close
collaboration with our team and our external scientific and industry partners.
You will support the dissemination of research findings across the community,
which includes collaborating with other lab members and institutes and
publishing in scientific journals and conferences.
Coordination of modelling activities over multiple institutes as WP lead
in large scale multi-year project
Model development and simulation in the domain of district thermal grids
and thermal energy storage
Publish in scientific journals and conference proceedings
Support of project acquisition
Supervise MSc students and Co-supervise PhD students
PhD in physics, engineering or related fields
Good overview on building energy systems and thorough understanding of
Applied experience in buildings and energy systems simulation and control
(not only courses visited)
Proficiency and experience with dedicated building energy systems tools
Experience in using Python is preferable; Modelica and/or TRNSYS a plus
Scientific track record with publications in related fields/topics
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are mandatory,
German language skills are a strong plus
We offer a stimulating, international and collaborative research environment
at a leading research institution with an excellent infrastructure and a broad
interdisciplinary surrounding. As an institution of the ETH Domain, we offer
good employment conditions and plenty of opportunities for your professional
development. The workplace is Dübendorf, close to Zürich. The contract will be
initially limited to two years with a possibility of extension. The position
is available upon agreement.
For further information about the position please contact Philipp Heer
email@example.com and visit our websites websites
https: // www. empa.ch/web/energy-hub, www. empa.ch/web/s313 and Empa-Video
We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter
of motivation, CV, diplomas with transcripts and contact details of two
referees. Please upload the requested documents through our webpage.
Applications via email will not be considered.
Empa, Patricia Nitzsche, Human Resources, Ueberlandstrasse 129, 8600