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Technische Universität Berlin - Faculty III - Institute for Energy Engineering / Chair of energy technology and climate protection

Technische Universität Berlin offers an open position:

Research Associate (PostDoc) - salary grade E 13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen - 2nd qualification period (Habilitation)

part-time employement may be possible

Working field:

We are looking for a positive, excellent, and highly motivated experienced researcher to join the
research group Energy Engineering and Climate Protection.
You will work on the design of advanced energy technologies and the automation of transient optimization tools for efficient zero-emission energy-conversion systems that are affordable and socially beneficial. You will collaborate closely with the chair of the group and fellow researchers and will support the team in both research and teaching efforts.
You will have the opportunity to participate creatively with other national and international institutes, as well as industry partners on energy transition issues. You will also have the opportunity to assume a leadership role in projects and new collaborations on future research initiatives, engage with current partners to secure further research funding, and prepare proposals with current partners and other stakeholders.

We work for a future resilient energy sector with focus on the dynamic evaluation and optimization of energy-conversion systems based on renewable energy and open-access optimization tools. We offer you a young, international, and inter-disciplinary working environment at a leading research institute in the heart of Berlin.

The position is available for 5 years (Degree of Habilitation) with the possibility of further extension at the end of this period,


  • Successfully completed academic studies (Master, Diploma, or equivalent) and PhD in energy or process engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, computer engineering, or a related field
  • Excellent publication record
  • International experience
  • Experience with third-party funding ( e.g., European Individual Postdoctoral Marie Curie
    Fellowship, Horizon projects, or to have initiated other equivalent funding)
  • Extremely strong written and verbal English communication skills (minimum C1)
  • Willingness to learn German

Preference will be given to applicants who have knowledge and experience in the following areas:

  • Proven knowledge of energy-conversion concepts and evaluation methods (thermodynamic and economic analyses)
  • Experience with simulation tools, like EbsilonProfessional and AspenPlus
  • Experience with LCA tools ( e.g., SimaPro )
  • Strang programming skills in Python, Julia or other programming languages
  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced research environment, set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines, and adapt to changing needs
  • Proven track record of interdisciplinary work and multicultural collaboration
  • Use of artificial intelligence in energy applications
  • Experience working with state-of-the-art climate data
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and creatively
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in German or willingness to acquire the missing language skills

How to apply:

Applications should include:

  • Cover letter that includes your motivation to do research, why this position is a good fit, and your
    professional interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. Max two pages long
  • CV including relevant professional experience, knowledge, and a list of publications
  • Copy of diplomas and grades from previous university studies
  • Contact information for at least two references

Please send your application via e-mail in a single pdf-file with the reference number to

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To ensure equal opportunities between women and men, applications by women with the required qualifications are explicitly desired. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored. The TU Berlin values the diversity of its members and is committed to the goals of equal opportunities.

Technische Universität Berlin - Die Präsidentin - Fakultät III, Institut für Energietechnik, FG
Energietechnik und Klimaschutz, Prof. Dr.-lng. Fontina Petrakopoulou, Sekr. KT1, Marchstr. 18, 10587 Berlin