Research Assist­ant in Energy Engin­eer­ing and Envir­on­men­tal Pro­tec­tion

Berlin Institute of Technology Insti­tute of Energy Engin­eer­ing


Berlin Institute of Technology - Fac­ulty III - Insti­tute of Energy Engin­eer­ing / Energy Engin­eer­ing and Envir­on­men­tal Pro­tec­tion

Research Assist­ant - salary grade E13 TV-L Ber­liner Hoch­schu­len

part-time employ­ment may be pos­sible

Work­ing field:

One field of research of the Depart­ment of Energy Tech­no­logy and Envir­on­mental Pro­tec­tion is the mod­el­ing of energy con­ver­sion sys­tems and chem­ical engin­eer­ing pro­cesses. In vari­ous pro­jects, the dis­patch of such plants is determ­ined by math­em­at­ical optim­iz­a­tion. In par­tic­u­lar, with regard to future devel­op­ments in the Ger­man (and European) energy mar­kets, ques­tions on the elec­tri­city and bal­an­cing energy mar­ket with fun­da­mental mod­els, devel­op­ments in the dis­trict heat­ing sup­ply or the feas­ib­il­ity of demand side man­age­ment in the chem­ical industry will be examined.

The aim of one research pro­ject is to determ­ine future mar­ket­ing strategies for energy con­ver­sion sys­tems and chem­ical engin­eer­ing pro­cesses, assum­ing dif­fer­ent scen­arios. For this pur­pose, meth­ods of sim­u­la­tion and math­em­at­ical optim­iz­a­tion are used. In par­tic­u­lar, map­ping the inter­ac­tion of energy con­ver­sion plants and the elec­tri­city mar­ket with the dif­fer­ent products (e.g., bal­an­cing energy) in mixed-integer lin­ear mod­els is one of the key chal­lenges.

We are look­ing for a research assist­ant who will imme­di­ately con­trib­ute to the far advanced research pro­ject. The devel­op­ment of research pro­pos­als for fol­low-up pro­jects is also a rel­ev­ant part of the job.

Fur­ther tasks include:
  • Cre­ation and fur­ther devel­op­ment of math­em­at­ical mod­els for oper­a­tional plan­ning of energy con­ver­sion sys­tems and chem­ical engin­eer­ing pro­cesses tak­ing into account the elec­tri­city mar­ket and high shares of renew­able ener­gies
  • Rep­res­ent­a­tion of the pro­ject at pro­ject meet­ings and national and inter­na­tional con­fer­ences
  • Pro­ject man­age­ment and report­ing


  • Suc­cess­fully com­pleted uni­versity degree (Mas­ter, Dip­lom or equi­val­ent) with a focus on Energy Engin­eer­ing, Energy Man­age­ment, Pro­cess Engin­eer­ing, Indus­trial Engin­eer­ing or sim­ilar fields
  • Very good know­ledge of energy con­ver­sion con­cepts and plants
  • Very good verbal and writ­ten Ger­man and Eng­lish skills
  • Inde­pend­ent and struc­tured way of work­ing, abil­ity to work in a team
  • sev­eral years of work­ing exper­i­ence in a con­tent related research pro­ject
Desired qual­i­fic­a­tions:
  • Exper­i­ence in sim­u­la­tion of energy con­ver­sion sys­tems and chem­ical engin­eer­ing pro­cesses
  • Exper­i­ence in the applic­a­tion of exergy-based meth­ods
  • Know­ledge of the Ger­man and European elec­tri­city mar­kets
  • Exper­i­ence in math­em­at­ical optim­iz­a­tion, for example with the soft­ware tools GAMS or Python
  • Exper­i­ence in the mod­el­ing of energy sys­tems and devel­op­ment of energy trans­ition scen­arios
  • Exper­i­ence in devel­op­ing research pro­pos­als

How to ap­ply:

Please send your app­lic­a­tion with the ref­er­ence num­ber and the usual doc­u­ments pre­fer­ably by e-mail in a sin­gle pdf-file to and or in writ­ing to Tech­nis­che Uni­ver­si­tät Ber­lin - Der Prä­sid­ent - Fak­ultät III, Insti­tut für Ener­gi­e­tech­nik, FG Ener­gie­tech­nik und Umwelt­schutz, Prof. Dr. Geor­gios Tsat­saro­nis, Sekr. KT 1, March­str. 18, 10587 Ber­lin.

To ensure equal oppor­tun­it­ies bet­ween women and men, app­lic­a­tions by women with the requi­red qual­i­fic­a­tions are expli­citly desi­red. Qual­i­fied indi­vidu­als with dis­ab­il­it­ies will be favo­red. The TU Ber­lin val­ues the diver­sity of its mem­bers and is com­mit­ted to the goals of equal oppor­tun­it­ies.

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ID: 78342

Num. of em­ploy­ees: ca. 8300
Site: Charlottenburg, Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
Type: gradu­ate pos­i­tion, research assist­ant
Cat­egory (TU Ber­lin): Research assist­ant without teach­ing oblig­a­tion
Dur­a­tion: until 31/12/20
Part-/Full-time: full-time; part-time employment may be possible
Start­ing date (earli­est): 01/05/20
Remu­n­er­a­tion: Salary grade E13
Scope: energy engineering, thermodynamics, en­ergy sup­ply en­gin­eer­ing
Field of stud­ies: energy engineering, thermodynamics, en­ergy and pro­cess en­gin­eer­ing
Level of edu­c­a­tion: Master, Diplom or equivalent
Lan­guage skills:

  • German (excellent knowledge of language)
  • English (excellent knowledge of language)

Make an Ap­plic­a­tion

Clos­ing date: 17/04/20
Re­ference num­ber: III-133/20
Con­tact per­son: Prof. Dr. Georgios Tsatsaronis
Con­tact phone: +49 (0)30 314-22181
By mail:
Technische Universität Berlin
- Der Präsident -
Fakultät III, Institut für Energietechnik, FG Ener­gie­tech­nik und Umwelt­schutz, Prof. Dr. Georgios Tsatsaronis, Sekr. KT 1, Marchstr. 18, 10587 Berlin
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