Offer 64 out of 78 from 30/08/23, 07:03


Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Faculty III - Process Sciences - Institute of Energy Technology / Energy, Comfort and Health in Buildings

Research Assistant - salary grade E13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen

part-time employment may be possible, under the reserve that funds are granted

Working field:

We are looking for you as a researcher in the research project GEnEff (Novel Evaluation of Building Energy Efficiency). The aim of the project is the development and validation of a new building energy efficiency indicator that takes into account both energy use (effort) and Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ, benefit). In addition to existing evaluation methods, the metric should enable a benefit-based comparison of different energy-saving measures in the future.
The project has already developed a physical experimental environment (IEQ Lab) that enables an overall assessment of IEQ. Your work will first consist of the initial operation of this test bed. For this purpose, a coupling of the IEQ Lab with a virtual reality environment has to be established to allow a combined assessment of thermal and visual comfort and air quality.
After a successful validation of the IEQ Lab, plan and supervise the implementation of a volunteer study to determine the new building energy performance metric. Finally, the determination of a methodology for the prediction of the IEQ depending on all relevant boundary conditions will enable the PhD.


Successfully completed university degree (diploma, master's degree or equivalent) in the field of building services engineering, energy and process engineering, mechanical engineering, renewable energies or equivalent.
  • In-depth knowledge in the field of heat and mass transfer
  • Good theoretical and practical knowledge for the setup of test benches
  • Good programming skills (ideally in Python)
  • Good knowledge in the field of buildings automation and/or control engineering
  • Good knowledge in the field of measured value acquisition and analysis
  • Very good PC knowledge (hardware and software)
  • Ability to work in a team and to organize
  • Very good knowledge of German or English, both written and spoken; willingness to learn the language skills that are missing in each case

Good knowledge of the following topics is a plus:
  • Building energy systems
  • Energy evaluation of systems/components of technical building equipment and room air technology
  • Energy system simulations
  • Good programming skills (ideally Python)
  • Work experience outside of academia
  • Flexibility; interest in new challenges
  • Ability to work in a team and to organize
In your application please go into detail about your knowledge and explain your motivation.

How to apply:

Please send your application with the reference number and the usual documents (combined in a single pdf file, max. 5 MB) by email to Prof. Dr. Martin Kriegel ( or in writing to Technische Universität Berlin - Die Präsidentin - Fakultät III, Institut für Energietechnik, FG Energie, Komfort und Gesundheit in Gebäuden, Prof. Dr.-Ing. M. Kriegel, Sekr. HL 45, Marchstr. 4, 10587 Berlin.

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