PhD position - Automated creation of energy engineering models for urban districts to assess disruptive events on the security of supply

PhD position - Automated creation of energy engineering models for urban districts to assess disruptive events on the security of supply

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Forschungszentrum Jlich

Forschungszentrum Jlich

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19 janv. 2038
Niveau d'études
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5 Aug 2023
Job Information

Forschungszentrum Jülich
Research Field

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First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

19 Jan 2038 - 03:14 (UTC)
Type of Contract

To be defined
Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Work group:

IEK-10 - Modellierung von Energiesystemen

Area of research:

PHD Thesis

Job description:

Your Job:

  • Development of dynamic simulation models in Modelica
  • Verification and validation of simulation models
  • Further development of methods for automated generation of simulation models based on publicly available data (e.g. OpenStreetMap)
  • Integration of models into co-simulation platforms
  • Extension and maintenance of database systems
  • Supporting the development of model predictive control (MPC) algorithms
  • Supporting the development activities of model libraries
  • Supervision of student theses
  • Publication of the achieved results in professional journals

Your Profile:

  • Very well completed (Master`s) degree in mechanical engineering, energy technology, or comparable field
  • Experience with the development and validation of dynamic simulation models (ideally in the field of energy systems engineering)
  • Good knowledge of Modelica and Python
  • Ideally experience with GIS data formats, databases, and control technology (e.g. Model Predictive Control (MPC))
  • Agile way of working in a multidisciplinary team
  • High initiative and willingness to learn as well as good communication skills
  • Good written and spoken English, German language skills desired
  • A high degree of quality awareness and ability to think abstractly

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:

  • A highly motivated working group as well as an international and interdisciplinary working environment in one of the largest research institutions in Europe
  • Excellent scientific and technical infrastructure
  • Opportunity to participate in (international) conferences and project meetings
  • Continuous professional support from your scientific supervisor
  • Development of methods and software solutions to support energy policy decision-makers in a scientifically sound way
  • Working for one of the best employers in Germany - 6th place in the Glassdoor award for employee satisfaction:,29.htm
  • Further development of your personal strengths, e.g. through an extensive range of training courses as part of the HITEC Graduate School ( )
  • Further education and networking opportunities specifically for doctoral researchers via JuDocS, the Jülich Center for Doctoral Researchers and Supervisors:
  • The opportunity to work flexibly (in terms of location), e.g. in the home office
  • Targeted services for international employees, e.g. through our International Advisory Service

The employment of doctoral researchers at Jülich is governed by a doctoral contract, which usually has a term of three years. Pay is 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:

In addition to exciting tasks and a collaborative working atmosphere at Jülich, we have a lot more to offer:

We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds, e.g. in terms of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation / identity, and social, ethnic and religious origin. A diverse and inclusive working environment with equal opportunities in which everyone can realize their potential is important to us.

This research center is part of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers. With more than 42,000 employees and an annual budget of over € 5 billion, the Helmholtz Association is Germany's largest scientific organisation.

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