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Research Associate and Senior Research Associate Scientist (80-100%)

WorkplaceHorw/Lucerne, Central Switzerland, Switzerland
Occupation rate
80% - 100%
Job Startas 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 - ?url=www.hslu.ch%2Ftes&module=jobs&id=54430" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?url=www.hslu.ch%2Ftes&module=jobs&id=54430" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.hslu.ch/tes) 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.

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

Research Associate and Senior Research Associate Scientist (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.


  • Assessment of thermal energy systems from building to national scale
  • Characterization and modelling of thermal energy storages
  • Data analytics, data-driven modelling in energy systems
  • Techno-economic assessment
  • 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

We offer

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 and Address

For further information, please contact Matthias Berger, +41 41 349 33 94, matthias.bergerhslu.ch or Philipp Schütz, +41 41 349 33 83, philipp.schuetzhslu.ch.

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