PhD Position - Methodical Conception, Design and Development of Modern Multi-Modal Energy System Simulation
Forschungszentrum Jülich
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PhD Position - Methodical Conception, Design and Development of Modern Multi-Modal Energy System Simulation

  • PhD / Postdoc / Thesis (From 25 to 36 months)
  • Jülich (Germany)
  • Published on August 20 2021
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At the Institute of Energy and Climate Research Energy Systems Engineering (IEK-10) we focus on the development of models and algorithms for simulation and optimization of decentralized, integrated energy systems. Such systems are characterized by high spatial and temporal variability of energy supply and demand as well as ba a high degree of interdependence of material and energy flows. Our research at the IEK-10 aims to provide scalable and faster than real-time capable methods and tools which enable the energy-optimal, cost-efficient and safe design and operation of future energy systems.

We are looking to recruit a

PhD Position - Methodical Conception, Design and Development of Modern Multi-Modal Energy System Simulation

Your Job:

  • Analysis of the current state of the art in continuous and discrete simulation
  • Development of innovative approaches for the simulation of multi-modal energy systems with the aid of hybrid simulation and co-simulation
  • Validation of the approaches with benchmark and real-world energy system models
Your Profile:

  • M.Sc. degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Computer Engineering or a comparable course of studies
  • Advanced knowledge of at least one of the following subject areas: automata theory, formal languages, numerical mathematics, modeling and simulation theory, discrete-event simulation, co-simulation
  • strong mathematical background
  • Knowledge and experience in programming, preferably in C or C++
  • Excellent ability for cooperative collaboration
  • Very good communication skills in English
  • Preferably Knowledge in implementing electrical circuits and measuring setups or in modeling and simulation of energy systems


Our Offer:

We work on the very latest issues that impact our society and are offering you the chance to actively help in shaping the change! We offer ideal conditions for you to complete your doctoral degree:

  • Possibilty of pursuing a PhD awarded by the RWTH Aachen University and supervised by Prof. Benigni
  • A highly motivated research group in one of the biggest research centers in Europe
  • An excellent scientific and technical infrastructure: both necessary conditions for a succesful PhD thesis at RWTH Aachen within three and a half years
  • Participation in project meetings and conferences
  • Strong support and mentoring for setting up a future career in science and / or industry
  • A structured doctoral degree programme for you and your supervisors with a comprehensive further training and networking package on our doctoral researchers' platform JuDocs https://www.fz-juelich.de/judocs
  • Targeted services for international employees, e.g. through our International Advisory Service

The position is initially for a fixed term of 3,5 years. Pay in line with 75% of pay group 13 of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD-Bund) and additionally 60 % of a monthly salary as special payment ("Christmas bonus"). Further information on doctoral degrees at Forschungszentrum Jülich including our other locations is available at: www.fz-juelich.de/gp/Careers_Docs
Forschungszentrum Jülich promotes equal opportunities and diversity in its employment relations.
We also welcome applications from disabled persons.
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