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Research Assistant (80 - 100%) System Dynamics

Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW is one of Switzerland’s largest multidisciplinary universities of applied sciences, with over 12,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff.
As one of the leading Engineering Faculties in Switzerland, the ZHAW School of Engineering emphasises topics which will be relevant in the future. Our 13 institutes and centres guarantee superior-quality education, research and development with a focus on the areas of energy, mobility, information and health.
The interdisciplinary group of the ZHAW Institute for Sustainable Development (INE) identifies future-oriented topics, estimates the development of technologies and their acceptance as well as their potential for dissemination and impact. It conducts sustainability assessments, identifies the needs and behavior of individuals and develops design principles and strategies for sustainable energy regions and innovative business models.
To complement our existing team working on «Transitions of Regional Energy Systems» within the framework of SCCER CREST and SWEET, we are looking for a Research Assistant (80 - 100%) System Dynamics

Research Assistant (80 - 100%) System Dynamics

The position is provisionally limited to one year, but could be renewed for a maximum of three years upon mutual agreement.

Your tasks include

  • collaboration in interdisciplinary, (inter)national research projects and project proposals within the framework of the SCCER CREST, task "Transitions of Regional Energy Systems", which is led by the INE
  • development of and analysis with system dynamic models for transitions of regional energy systems (TREES)
  • participation in the interuniversity coordination and representation of the INE in the SCCER CREST and SWEET program.
  • fostering relationships with other researchers (national and international)
  • contribution to scientific publications

You hold a master degree in "System Dynamics", "Energy, Science and Technology", "Energy Economics" or a related field of study. Professional experience in the energy sector (private sector, public sector etc.), preferably in the Swiss context, good networking in the Swiss energy sector, an interest in the subject of sustainable energy systems as well as an understanding of energy-technical relationships are highly appreciated additional qualifications.
The ability to apply system dynamics modelling and socio-economic theories in practice-oriented energy projects is crucial. You have a flair for result-oriented, scientific work (research activities, scientific analyses, writing reports and presenting results) and you are fluent in German or English.

For additional information about the position please contact Dr. Silvia Ulli-Beer at 41 (0)58 934 47 34,
silvia.ulli-beer@zhaw.ch or visit for further information www.zhaw.ch/ine.

Are you interested? If you would like to apply, please use the online platform to send us your complete application attn. Anja Windler, Recruiting Assistant, in Winterthur. The position will be filled as soon as we have found a suitable candidate.

ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften