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Research Associate / Senior Research Associate (80-100%)

Lieu de travailHorw/Lucerne, Suisse centrale, Suisse
Taux d'occupation
80% - 100%
Début de l'engagementas soon as possible

The Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture is the leading educational and research institution in its field in Central Switzerland. The School offers practical bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and a variety of continuing and executive education programs, and also carries out applied research and development. It is one of six Schools making up the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts with its 1,800-plus staff and around 11,500 degree and continuing education students.

The Competence Center Thermal Energy Storage (CCTES - ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> focuses on energy storage technologies on a material and component level as well as on energy system analysis and optimization and is a leading research group with worldwide cooperations. We are an open-minded team of young scientists and entrepreneurs. We live a culture of inclusion and equal opportunities at all levels and strive for gender equity and equality.

We are looking for highly motivated, result-oriented persons to join us, starting as soon as possible.

Research Associate / Senior Research Associate (80-100%)

We are open to different degrees of background/seniority/experience. The position will be adapted to correspond to the level of experience of the chosen candidate.


  • Project coordination and management
  • Development of novel concepts for thermal energy storage systems for buildings and thermal networks
  • Further development of dynamic simulation models of thermal energy storages and peripheral components
  • Planning, execution, and evaluation of simulation and experimental campaigns
  • Design, construction, and commissioning of experimental setups
  • Techno-economic evaluation of seasonal thermal energy storage systems
  • Cooperation with industrial research partners
  • Co-authoring scientific articles and participation in academic conferences worldwide
  • Co-supervising bachelor and master theses
  • If desired: participation in teaching


  • Master’s or PhD degree in Engineering, Physics, Data Science, Computational Science or Mathematics
  • Deep knowledge in at least one of the following topics: Energy Systems, Modelling and Simulation, Programming
  • Very good English both written and spoken
  • Project management, presentation skills, rapid familiarization with new topics
  • Creative, team-minded, communicative, and eager for knowledge
  • Enthusiastic about energy topics, development of new methodologies and tackling complex problems

Nous offrons

We offer a high-responsibility, high-variability position in an innovative field of research. You will be part of a self-motivated, open-minded, and attentive team and will have access to modern laboratory infrastructure and a large national/international network. You will have the opportunity to enhance your technical knowledge, gain valuable experience in project management and to contribute your own ideas and know-how in an interdisciplinary and creative way. We offer the possibility of remote work and flexible time plans. Our team is situated in the attractive location in Horw/Lucerne, close to mountains and Lake Lucerne.

Contact et adresse

For further information, please contact Willy Villasmil, +41 41 349 39 67,

We are looking forward to your online application.


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