Empa - the place where innovation starts

Empa is the research institute for materials science and technology of the ETH Domain and conducts cutting-edge research for the benefit of industry and the well-being of society.
Our Urban Energy Systems Laboratory develops models and concepts for innovative building and decentralized energy system technologies based on renewable energy, including prototypes and demonstration plants. To strengthen our scientific team we are looking for a
Postdoc or Scientist in decentralized energy systems

Your tasks

You will work in research and development projects in the fields of decentralized energy systems for buildings, quarters and cities. You will design and evaluate system concepts by modelling and numerical simulation and develop respective design and evaluation tools. You will translate your research ideas into projects, in close collaboration with our team and our external scientific and industry partners. You will support our PhD and postdoctoral students and publish in scientific journals and conferences.

Your profile

You are a highly motivated and dedicated candidate with a MSc and preferably also PhD in energy, mechanical or process engineering. You have profound and interdisciplinary knowledge in energy and building technology and experience with model-based energy and building systems design. Experience with Modelica and programming experience in Python are preferred, but not required. You have experience with the development, acquisition and management of research projects. Excellent written and spoken language skills in English are mandatory and knowledge of German is advantageous.


We are offering a multifaceted and challenging position in a modern research environment with excellent infrastructure.

For further information about the position please contact Viktor Dorer, Head of Laboratory, Viktor.Dorer@empa.ch  and visit our websites www.empa.ch/web/s313  and Empa-Video

We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of motivation, CV, diplomas with transcripts and contact details of two referees. Please upload the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered.

Empa, Patricia Nitzsche, Human Resources, Ueberlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland.