Research Associate (m/f/d) Digital Methods for Decarbonization in Companies

Professional Field
Research, Development and Science
Entry Date
Job site
Contract type
Temporary contract
Work type
Full time

Contact Information

+49 711 78700
Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung BW
Meitnerstr. 1
70563 Stuttgart, Germany
Job description

The department Photovoltaics: Module Systems Applications (MSA) at the Stuttgart site is looking for a

Research Associate (m/f/d) Digital Methods for Decarbonization in Companies

The department operates a PV test field, a test lab for PV modules and a test bench for PV battery storage systems. In addition to work on the quality of PV modules and systems, and design of PV systems, we model power grids, storage systems, and the coupling of the power, heat, and mobility sectors in neighborhoods. We participate in corresponding pilot projects and provide services for public utilities, industry, municipal institutions. The goal is a forward-looking CO2- and cost-optimized operation of the energy supply.

Your field of activity:

  • You work within the framework of current scientific research projects and cooperations with industry on the topic of photovoltaics, sustainable energy systems and smart grids
  • You will develop solutions and roadmaps in the field of digitalization and sustainability with and for companies, including the use of solar and wind energy, the electrification of processes, energy savings and the use of flexibility in the electricity, heating and transport sectors
  • You will develop digital twins, monitoring and control solutions that support sustainable process management
  • You will support workshops with companies, trainings and lectures

Your profile:

  • Completed university studies (Master) in the field of engineering or natural sciences, also industrial engineering, especially with a focus on energy technology and sustainability
  • Experience in modeling, simulation and optimization of systems, including with Python
  • Experience with carbon accounting tools and LCA methods
  • Interest in communicating with companies as part of their strategy process
  • Strong analytical thinking skills as well as structured, independent and goal-oriented working style
  • High level of commitment, social skills and ability to work in a team
  • Good knowledge of German and English, both written and spoken

Our offer to you:

ZSW offers you a creative atmosphere in which new knowledge and sustainable processes are promoted. At ZSW, you will find an open atmosphere with a lot of freedom, flat hierarchies and the opportunity to work independently. Would you also like to advance applied energy research? We are looking forward to your application!

The employment contract is limited to two years, has a scope of employment of 100% and is classified according to the usual regulations in the public service (TV-L). The ZSW offers additional social benefits. If you are interested in this position, please apply exclusively via the "Apply now" button on our website. Dr. Jann Binder MSA will be happy to answer any technical questions you may have at +49 711 7870-209. For further information, please contact

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