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.
The Urban Energy Systems Laboratory develops methods and tools to model, design and assessment of building and urban energy systems with a focus on energy hubs, multi-energy grids, and integration of renewable energy and storage systems. To strengthen our scientific team for the SWEET SWICE (Sustainable Wellbeing for the individual and the Collectivity in the Energy Transition) project we are looking for a
Postdoc or Scientist on Human-centred design of climate neutral buildings
We are looking for a motivated and experienced candidate to develop strategies and methods to make buildings climate neutral while balancing personal well-being. A particular focus lies on the modelling of buildings, its materials, occupant behaviour and the energy systems with the goal to identify suitable climate-neutral transformation measures for buildings. The candidate will work in close collaboration with an interdisciplinary research team and industrial partners to translate his/her research ideas into practice. The candidate will support our PhD students and postdoctoral researchers, publish in scientific journals, and participate in national and international conferences.
You are a highly motivated and dedicated candidate with a PhD degree in Mechanical, Environmental, Civil, Energy engineering or Architecture (or related field). You should have a profound knowledge in building and urban energy simulations and optimization techniques. Programming skills in Python are desirable. Experience with geographical information systems (GIS) and on clustering approaches is an additional plus. A good research and publication record is required. The candidate should be proficient in English; good comprehension and oral skills in German are desirable.
We are offering a multifaceted and challenging position in a modern research environment with excellent infrastructure. The position is available upon agreement, with a planned duration of two years.