Research Assistant in Sustainable Systems Engineering

University of Freiburg Chair of Control and Integration of Grids

The Department of Sustainable Systems Engineering, Chair of Control and Integration of Grids, searches a Research assistant
  • Application deadline: 20.02.2021
  • Publication date: 22.01.2021
  • Start-date: At the earliest possible date.
  • Fulltime position
  • Id no.: 00001394


For a stable and safe operation, the electricity system requires flexibility, i.e. the ability to react reliably to fluctuations in supply and demand. In the framework of a DFG-funded research project, this operational flexibility is formally modeled in order to facilitate its optimized deployment in the energy system.

The project is part of the priority program “Hybrid and multimodal energy systems: System theoretical methods for the transformation and operation of complex networks”.

The position holder will work on the above-mentioned project. Pursuing a doctoral project is explicitly welcome.

A Master's degree in power engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, or a related field is required. A high level of technical competence, strong analytical skills, some experience in energy system modeling, enjoyment of scientific work, and a very good command of English are also expected. In addition, proactiveness, a sense of responsibility, flexibility and programming skills (ideally with Python) are desired.

You can expect a vivid scientific environment in a growing and committed team. Diverse existing contacts and research activities offer the possibility of networking in the professional community and opportunities for personal development.

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The position is limited to 3 years. The salary will be determined in accordance with TV-L E13.

We are particularly pleased to receive applications from women for the position advertised here.


Please send your application including supporting documents citing the reference number 00001394, by 20.02.2021 at the latest. Please send your application to the following address in written or electronic form:

University of Freiburg
Energy distribution technologies
Prof. Weidlich
Emmy-Noether-Str. 2
79110 Freiburg
or by email to:

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Anke Weidlich on the phone number +49 761 203-54011 or E-Mail