The Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC) was established as a joint initiative between ETH Zurich – the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF), as part of the NRF’s CREATE campus. The centre serves as an intellectual hub for research, scholarship, entrepreneurship, postgraduate and postdoctoral training. It is home to a community of over 100 PhD, postdoctoral and Professorial researchers working on diverse themes related to sustainable cities and resilient infrastructure systems. In the course of their work, researchers actively collaborate with universities, research institutes, industry, and government agencies with the aim of offering practical solutions. SEC is currently leading the Cooling Singapore project. The Cooling Singapore Project is an interdisciplinary project carried out between ETH Zurich, TU Munich, MIT and NUS. The project is dedicated to reducing the urban heat island and improve the outdoor thermal comfort in Singapore. The projects aims to develop a decision support system for Virtual Singapore to help planning authorities assess optimal strategies for cooling Singapore, in a holistic, systematic and interactive way.
Energy Systems Expert for Cooling Singapore
Starting in March 2019 or under agreement, we are looking for a talented individual to join our interdisciplinary team of the Cooling Singapore Project at the Singapore ETH-Centre. Your core responsibilities will be: Evaluate the impact of district energy systems to urban warming. Identify the optimal energy system scenarios that mitigate Urban Heat Island and improve Outdoor thermal comfort in Singapore. Develop optimization algorithms for the techno-economic evaluation of energy system configuration. Integrate of these optimization algorithms into the City Energy Analyst framework (written in Python). Support the development of surrogate models in collaboration with data scientists, transport engineers and building engineers.
YOU MUST HAVE: A Master degree in Operations Research, Energy Systems, Process engineering or equivalent experience. Excellent coding skills in an object-oriented programming language (e.g., Matlab, Python). Experience working in interdisciplinary teams. Willingness to contribute to the development of the software The City Energy Analyst. Fluent English (spoken, written). In addition YOU COULD HAVE: A Doctoral degree in Operations Research, Energy Systems, Process engineering or equivalent experience. Excellent experience with GIS software. Excellent coding skills in Python. Excellent record of publications in top journals in the field.
We look forward to receiving your online application including the following documents: A cover letter, curriculum vitae, a copy of two of your top publications (if any), and the name of two references. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

For further information about the Cooling Singapore Project please visit our website: www.coolingsingapore.sg. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Jimeno A. Fonseca by email fonseca@arch.ethz.ch.