Senior Researcher In Digital Business Models For Modern Energy Systems

Lead research and development of digital business models for modern energy systems at LIST in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg. PhD in related field, 8+ years experience, market knowledge, cloud platforms, optimization skills required.

Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)
Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg  UTC+01:00   On-site   Contract Position   501-1000   2 months ago

The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is a Research and Technology Organization (RTO) active in the fields of materials, environment and IT. By transforming scientific knowledge into technologies, smart data and tools, LIST empowers citizens in their choices, public authorities in their decisions and businesses in their strategies.

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Discover our Environmental Research and Innovation department: ERIN Department

You will join the Intelligent and Clean Energy Systems (ICES) research unit, focusing particularly on the development of innovative use cases and new digital business models for today's advanced energy systems, which shall be integrated into the ICES’ intelligent digital energy platform. The ICES research unit is dedicated to developing groundbreaking, market-oriented solutions in energy generation, distribution, and consumption, addressing the challenges of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, ensuring energy security, formulating feasible business models, and advancing social outreach.

How will you contribute?

You will serve as the primary expert for researching, developing, deploying, and capitalizing on innovative use cases and digital business models in modern energy systems.

Your role will be integral in market-focused R&D projects, where you will play a key role in crafting and implementing profitable, digitalized business models for distributed energy ventures. You will be in charge of utilizing and enhancing the cloud-based intelligent digital energy platform developed at ICES. Your collaboration with various research and technology teams will be essential in introducing and integrating new solutions and services on cloud-based digital platforms.

You will contribute to RDI projects by:

  • Championing the development of innovative use cases and business models for modern energy systems, fostering new projects and ventures.
  • Integrating cutting-edge business tools and solutions into the ICES’ cloud-based intelligent digital energy platform.
  • Creating and analyzing computational mathematical models for use cases and business models.
  • Establishing effective teamwork procedures on the ICES’ cloud-based platform.
  • Designing and enhancing functionalities, tools, and solutions to boost the efficiency, sustainability, and profitability of the ICES’ platform.
  • Proactively analyzing current energy and service market trends.
  • Understanding and responding to the regulations and standards of distributed energy in EU regions.
  • Initiating regulatory sandboxes for new projects and pilot activities.
  • Building collaborative relationships with various stakeholders in the energy sector.
  • Promoting market-oriented collaborative projects and initiatives.
  • Maintaining high-quality standards in operational procedures on the ICES’ platform.
  • Collaborating across departments for optimal use of the ICES’ platform.
  • Ensuring data privacy and security in compliance with regulations like GDPR.
  • Securing research grants and funding for ongoing and future projects.
  • Publishing research findings in top scientific journals.

Moreover, you will contribute to the dissemination, valorisation and transfer of RDI results through:

  • Software licensing.
  • Participation in the drafting of technical reports, scientific articles, patents and inventions.
  • Participation in the implementation of technological solutions (proof-of-concepts, prototypes).

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  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Economics or related fields, with specialized expertise in business models and market dynamics within energy systems.

Experience and skills

  • A senior researcher with 8+ years of demonstrated postdoc expertise in digital energy business models, particularly in areas like energy communities, virtual power plants, and renewable energy and storage projects
  • Hands-On Experience, Proven track record in developing and implementing use cases and business models for modern energy systems on digital platforms
  • Deep Market and Regulatory Knowledge: Comprehensive understanding of the operation of energy and service markets, along with associated regulations.
  • Solid Analytical Background: Proficiency in energy use case and business model analysis tools in the energy sector, such as HOMER, PLEXOS, Aurora, SAM, etc.
  • Experience with Cloud-Based Platforms: Experience with cloud-based digital platforms and services for managing modern energy systems, such as AWS, Azure, GCP, FIWARE, Siemens MindSphere, SAP Cloud, Oracle Cloud, IBM Cloud, Cisco Kinetic, etc.
  • Optimization Problem Solving: Solid experience in solving optimization problems using tools like GAMS, AMPL, MATLAB, Julia, JuMP, Pyomo, etc.
  • Programming Skills: Demonstrable ability to develop dedicated tools and solutions using programming languages such as Python, C#, .Net, Java, etc.
  • Familiarity with Strategic Analysis Tools: General knowledge of SWOT Analysis, Business Model Canvas and Financial Modeling will be highly valued.
  • Familiarity Blockchain and Smart Contracts Expertise: General knowledge in Blockchain will be highly valued.
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively.
  • Communicative, eager to learn, self-organized, and creative.
  • Capability to work both independently and collaboratively in an international team within the ICES RDI unit.

Language skills

  • Fluent in English (written and oral). Knowledge in at least one of the official languages of Luxembourg (French, German or Luxembourgish) is an asset.

Your LIST benefits

  • An organization with a passion for impact and strong RDI partnerships in Luxembourg and Europe that works on responsible and independent research projects
  • Sustainable by design, empowering our belief that we play an essential role in paving the way to a green society
  • Innovative infrastructures and exceptional labs occupying more than 5,000 square metres, including innovations in all that we do
  • An environment encouraging curiosity, innovation and entrepreneurship in all areas
  • Personalized learning programme to foster our staff’s soft and technical skills
  • Multicultural and international work environment with more than 50 nationalities represented in our workforce
  • Diverse and inclusive work environment empowering our people to fulfil their personal and professional ambitions
  • Gender-friendly environment with multiple actions to attract, develop and retain women in science
  • 32 days’ paid annual leave, 11 public holidays, 13-month salary, statutory health insurance
  • Flexible working hours, home working policy and access to lunch vouchers

Your application must include:

  • A motivation letter oriented towards the position and detailing your experience
  • A scientific CV with contact details
  • List of publications (and patents, if applicable)
  • Contact details of 2 references

Application procedure and conditions

  • We kindly request applicants to provide their nationality for statistical purposes only, as part of our commitment to promoting diversity and ensuring equal opportunities in our workforce. This information will be kept confidential and will not be used for any discriminatory purposes.
  • LIST is dedicated to maintaining an inclusive work environment and is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to attracting, hiring, and retaining a diverse workforce. All applicants will be considered for employment without discrimination based on national origin, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, age, or disability.
  • Applications will be continuously reviewed until the position is filled. An assessment committee will thoroughly evaluate applications, adhering to guidelines designed to ensure equal opportunities. The primary criteria for selection will be the alignment of the applicant's existing skills and expertise with the requirements mentioned above.

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About the role

Mar 12, 2024

Contract Position


Sep 05, 2024


Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

8+ years


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