The Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research - Efficient Technologies and Systems for Mobility (SCCER Mobility) is a consortium of roughly 200 researchers (ETH Domain and other Swiss universities) and over 100 collaboration partners. The competence center investigates, develops and implements new technologies, systems and measures for a low carbon and energy-efficient future mobility. It invites applications for a
Postdoc Position in System Dynamics - Learning Lab Future Transport Systems (L2-FTS)
What we expect: In the L2-FTS project we are interested in building a simulation platform of (parts of) the Swiss mobility system in the context of the Swiss Energy Strategy 2050 and international climate targets. The goal is to gain an understanding of the multitude, importance and interrelation of relevant parameters as well as political setscrews necessary for creating a future transportation system with minimal greenhouse gas emissions. Using the principles of system dynamics, we are particularly interested in how technological development will propagate and influence the system. The project shall create a common understanding as well as lay a sound foundation for debate by including stakeholders in the modeling and validation process. Further, the developed software tool is envisaged to be an outreach instrument to relevant stakeholders from industry and public offices. For the success of this project, the candidate is expected to not only contribute to the modeling efforts, but also help obtain funding from interested research partners, as well as build a small group for this activity.
We are looking for a person with a PhD in a related topic (engineering, environmental sciences, economics, natural sciences, etc.) with a background and considerable experience in system dynamics and systems thinking. In particular, you have the ability to formulate mental maps and translate these into causal loop diagrams and quantitative stock and flow simulation models (with e.g. Vensim, Powersim, iThink/Stella, etc.). Further, you have strong communication and organizational skills and ideally experience in moderating participative modeling workshops. You have a background or at least a large interest in the mobility sector and its impacts on the environment. You are fluent in English and preferably, but not necessarily, have a profound knowledge of German (Level C1).

We offer a 3-year full-time Postdoc position to coordinate the L2-FTS. From the start of the project, you will profit from access to our large mobility research community throughout Switzerland and contacts to industry. We would like to fill the position as soon as possible; however, there is some flexibility regarding the starting date.
We look forward to receiving your online application including a max. two A4 pages motivation letter detailing your research interest(s) and experience(s), your CV and a recent publication from your PhD thesis. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

For more information about SCCER Mobility, please visit http://www.sccer-mobility.ch. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Kirsten Oswald, phone +41 44 633 85 75 / email kirsten.oswald[at]sccer.ethz.ch (no applications).