Postdoc or Scientist on Modelling of Digital building twins (a)
Materials science and technology are our passion. With our cutting-edge research, Empa's around 1,100 employees make essential contributions to the well-being of society for a future worth living. Empa is a research institution of the ETH Domain.
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.
Your tasks
We are looking for a motivated and experienced candidate to develop, calibrate, and deploy both physics-based and data-driven models of buildings and systems. A particular focus lies on the modelling of HVAC systems with the goal to benchmark energy efficient operation strategies that are developed in the Lab including experimental validation of developments on the Empa demonstrators (NESTmoveehub). 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.
Your profile
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 of building and HVAC simulation (e.g. EnergyPlus), and processing measurements of building energy systems. Programming skills in Python or Matlab/Simulink are desirable. Experience with high-fidelity models such as Modelica or co-simulation in general, is a 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.
Our offer
We are offering a multifaceted and challenging position in a modern research environ-ment with excellent infrastructure. We offer a stimulating, international and collaborative research environment at a leading research institution with an excellent infrastructure and a broad interdisciplinary surround-ing. As an institution of the ETH Domain, we offer good employment conditions and plen-ty of opportunities for your professional development. The workplace is Dübendorf, close to Zürich. The contract will be initially limited to two years with a possibility of extension. The position is available form 01.09.2023 or upon agreement.
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Patricia Nitzsche, Stv. Leiterin Personal / Dep. Head Human Resources
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