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Umweltforschung GmbH – UFZ
The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) with its 1,100 employees has gained an excellent reputation as an international competence centre for environmental sciences. We are part of the largest scientific organisation in Germany, the Helmholtz association. Our mission: Our research seeks to find a balance between social development and the long-term protection of our natural resources.
In order to strengthen the research of the Department of Bioenergy, we are currently looking for the best candidate for the following position:
Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/x) in Renewable Energies
Working time: 100% (39 hours per week), limited to 5 years
The candidate will be part of the multidisciplinary research group "Renewable Energies". Within the working group, work is being done on both systems modelling of future renewable power, heat, chemicals and fuel supply, as well as spatial analysis, monitoring and evaluation of existing renewable energy infrastructure and their environmental effects. A central task of the group is the further development of the open source BENOPT model.
The following research activities are associated with the position:
Systems modelling assessments of biomass usage
Systems transformation assessments of renewable energy and materials
Supervision of the further development of BENOPT
The responsibilities associated with this position are:
Strategic development and scientific positioning of the working group
Publication and dissemination of scientific results in technical conferences and scientific journals
Conception and execution of applied research projects
Supervision of Master and Doctoral thesis works
Supporting the Department's activities in further education (i.e. lectures for the UFZ Graduate School and at MSc programmes of the universities associated with the Department)
Candidates should hold a PhD degree in a relevant scientific discipline related to systems analysis (e.g. energy systems modelling, environmental sciences, environmental engineering, industrial ecology or similar)
Experience with leading working groups or similar experience
Proven strong programming skills in Matlab, Python or Julia and an optimization language (GAMS, Pyomo, JuMP, etc.)
Expertise in life-cycle assessment (LCA) would be a plus
Experience with the development and maintenance of code bases in a team environment (Git)
Research knowledge of biomass and bioenergy, preferably in energy systems
Experience in energy systems modelling
Expertise in geographic information systems (GIS) is desirable
Strong interest in analysing and modelling energy related topics
A strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals
Fluent German and English
Excellent technical facilities which are without parallel
The freedom you need to bridge the difficult gap between basic research and readniss for practical application
Work in interdisciplinary, multinational teams and excellent links with national and international research networks
A vibrant region with a high quality of life and a wide cultural offering for a balance between family and professional life
Interesting career opportunities and an extensive range of training and further education courses
Remuneration up to the TVöD public-sector pay grade 13 including attractive public-sector social security benefits