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Reference number: 2018-328


The Institute of Energy and Climate Research - Systems Analysis and Technology Evaluation (IEK-STE) deals with the Analysis of complex Systems in the fields of energy Technology, energy industry, climate protection and energy policy. The Focus is on interdisciplinary approaches that investigate key aspects of technological development and ist effects on the Environment and the economy. In Addition to scientific purposes, the results also serve to advise the economy and politics.

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Research Scientist in Engineering for Life Cycle Assessment as Doctoral Researcher or Postdoc

Your Job:

In the context of this project (preferably within the framework of a doctoral thesis) your tasks include the:

  • Development of a hybrid approach to combine LCA and energy system models considering the effects of changes in the energy system in LCA (for example, changing industrial processes such as in steel production)
  • Linking of existing LCA databases to an energy system model and re-integrating of the results into the LCA
  • Presentation of your results on national and international conferences

Methodological challenges include the dynamic adaption of the electricity mix used in the upstream chains, the avoidance of double counting of emissions from the upstream chains of energy conversion or the Integration of the results of the energy system modelling into the LCA.

Your Profile:

  • (Very) good university degree in mechanical Engineering, process Engineering or Business Administration and Engineering each with a focus on energy technologies or in a comparable degree Programme
  • Knowledge in the field of LCA and/or energy system modelling
  • Interest in energy Technologies and the future developement of the German energy system
  • Basic knowledge in Phython is welcome
  • Willingness to support the acquisition of third party funding projects
  • Excellent skills in spoken and written English
  • Ability to work in a team, commitment and resilience
  • High flexibility and willingness to carry out business trips

Our Offer:

  • International, interdisciplinary working environment on an attractive research campus, ideally situated between the cities of Cologne, Düsseldorf, and Aachen
  • Exciting working environment on an attractive research campus, ideally situated between the cities of Cologne, Düsseldorf, and Aachen
  • A comprehensive further training programme
  • Flexible working hours and various opportunities to reconcile work and family life
  • Limited for 3 years with possible longer-term prospects
  • Full-time position with the option of slightly reduced working hours
  • Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD).

Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women.

We also welcome applications from disabled persons.

Additional Information

We look forward to receiving your application, preferably online via our online recruitment system on our career site until 22.11.2018, quoting the above-mentioned reference number.

Questions about the vacancy?
Contact us by mentioning the reference number 2018-328:
Please note that for technical reasons we cannot accept applications via email.