Postdoc position in the field of grids infrastructure planning for the energy transition of the Swiss energy sytem (W/M)

WorkplaceLausanne, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland


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Postdoc position in the field of grids infrastructure planning for the energy transition of the Swiss energy sytem (W/M)

Your mission :
The IPESE (Industrial Process and Energy Systems Engineering Group) and the PWRS (Power Systems group) of EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) are offering together with the Energy Center of EPFL a post-doc position in the field of grid infrastructure planning for the energy transition. The project takes place in the framework of the initiative and the Swiss Competence Center on Energy Research on multi-energy systems and grids infrastructures (SCCER-FURIES) and the joined activity Scenario and Modelling (JASM).

Main duties and responsibilities include :
The post-doc will develop in the SwissEnergyScope snapshot model, the models representing the impact and the cost of the grids infrastructures in the country level energy system model. The specific goal will be to assess the constraints and opportunities of the multi-energy grids infrastructure development in the perspective of the energy transition.
A special focus will be the penetration of various renewable energy sources in the energy system with a focus on the Swiss system.
The post-doc will be responsible for developing and validating the models representing the present and the future grid infrastructure and realizing their implementation in form of transferable research tools and the corresponding web platform. Integrated with the team of researchers in PWRS and IPESE, he/she will also be responsible for coaching master students for the realization of the applications and will be responsible for the technology transfer and dissemination to the SCCER Furies and joint activities partners

Your profile :
The candidate will hold an engineering degree in mechanical, electrical or chemical engineering. He or She will hold a PhD or demonstrate the equivalent research experience in the field of energy system modeling (mainly mixed integer linear programming) . He-she will demonstrate good skills in computation and mathematical programming and a good knowledge in energy systems thermodynamics and power grids. The candidate will be fluent in english and will have demonstrated his/her abilities to communicate the research results and to work in teams

We offer :
The Industrial Process and Energy Systems Engineering Group is part of EPFL (Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) a university with a high international ranking. The Laboratory is located in Sion (EPFL Valais Wallis campus) in the ENERGYPOLIS building. PWRS group and the Energy Center are located in the main Campus in Lausanne.
It is expected that the candidate will move from one place to another during the project.
EPFL is offering attractive salary for Post-doc positions.
This will be a 24 months project that will start as soon as possible.

Start date :
As soon as possible

Term of employment :
Fixed-term (CDD)

Duration :
One year contract, renewable up to 2 years

For additional information please contact by e-mail: CandidateIPESE [at] groupes[.]epfl[.]ch

Online application. Please enclose your CV, publications list, motivation letter as well as the name and address of 3 reference persons

Remark :
Only candidates who applied through EPFL website or our partner Jobup’s website will be considered.
In your application, please refer to
and reference  JobID 44011.

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