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Postdoc - Digital Transformation for Renewable Energy Systems

Lead data framework development for renewable energy systems in Jülich, Germany. PhD in relevant field required. Strong programming and collaboration skills essential. Competitive salary and benefits offered.

Forschungszentrum Jülich
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Jülich, Germany  UTC+01:00   Flexible   Full Time   5000-10000   15 days ago

At the Institute of Energy and Climate Research – Theory and Computation of Energy Materials (IEK-13) we contribute to fundamental understanding of electrochemical phenomena, development and characterization of tailored material solutions, and testing and optimization of new energy technologies. We are advancing the discovery and integration of energy materials by using AI to streamline the development workflow. This involves deep learning for materials characterization, inverse molecular design for targeted syntheses, and the development of ontologies and graph databases to enhance data utilization. Ultimately, we are developing an AI-based platform for data analytics as well as materials design and development, integrating these advancements at every step from lab to device integration.

Your Job

We invite applications for a 1-year Postdoctoral Researcher position, with the possibility of extension based on performance, within a leading EU-funded project aimed at accelerating the adoption and digital transformation in the renewable energy sector. This initiative seeks to harness the latest advancements in cloud computing solutions, data analytics, artificial intelligence, and engineering management to advance the integration and optimization of renewable energy technologies, from hydrogen and battery systems to broader renewable sources. The project`s goal is to facilitate open science processes, ensure data quality and analysis-tool maturity, and enhance the efficiency of renewable energy systems through digital integration.

Your Job

  • Lead the development and implementation of a sophisticated data framework for cloud-based services, specifically focusing on renewable energy systems like hydrogen and battery storage.
  • Apply FAIR data principles to enhance data management and accessibility across the project, establishing a robust infrastructure for data sharing and utilization.
  • Work collaboratively with project partners to integrate digital artifacts into a comprehensive validation framework, ensuring best practices in data validation and tool maturity are met.
  • Design and deploy enterprise-grade software components for monitoring and optimizing renewable energy technologies, leveraging expertise in engineering, data analytics, and artificial intelligence.
  • Develop and synergize metadata and ontologies, crafting a first-generation recommendation model for a metadata marketplace, enhancing data interoperability across platforms.

Your Profile

  • Masters and PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related field with a focus on renewable energy systems, data analytics, or artificial intelligence.
  • Demonstrated experience in programming, particularly in Python, Django, or similar frameworks, with a robust understanding of data extraction and machine learning models.
  • Advanced programming skills and substantial experience in software development related to digital services.
  • Exceptional collaborative and communication skills, fluent in English, and capable of effective teamwork in a multidisciplinary setting.
  • Additional knowledge or interest in cloud computing solutions (private/on-premise/public) and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies will be considered an asset.

Our Offer

We work on the very latest issues that impact our society and are offering you the chance to actively help in shaping the change!. What we offer:

  • A role within a prestigious EU-funded project significantly impacting Europe’s transition to a green economy.
  • Collaboration with a consortium of top-tier research institutions and industry partners across Europe.
  • Access to state-of-the-art research facilities and advanced computational resources.
  • A dynamic and supportive research environment with extensive opportunities for professional development and networking.
  • A competitive salary and benefits package, in line with European standards.
  • Open-minded and stimulating discussion culture
  • A dynamic and supportive research environment with extensive opportunities for professional development and networking
  • Optimal conditions for balancing work and private life as well as a family-conscious company policy
  • Comprehensive company health management and various sports activities (including a beach volleyball court, running groups, yoga classes and much more)
  • Flexible work (location) arrangements, e.g. remote work
  • 30 days of annual leave and provision for days off between public holidays and weekends (e.g. between Christmas and New Year)
  • Targeted services for international employees, e.g. through our International Advisory Service Flexible working hours in a full-time position (39 hours/week) with the option of slightly reduced working hours

We offer you an exciting and varied role in an international and interdisciplinary working environment. The position is initially for a fixed term of 1 year. Salary and social benefits will conform to the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD-Bund), pay group 13, depending on the applicant’s qualifications and the precise nature of the tasks assigned to them.

Please submit your application including a detailed CV, a cover letter outlining your motivation and suitability for the position, and copies of relevant academic certificates. Indicate your contribution to relevant projects or publications that demonstrate your expertise in digital technologies and renewable energy systems.

Join us in shaping the future of renewable energy through digital innovation and advanced engineering. Be part of a dynamic team contributing to Europe’s green transition and the development of sustainable, efficient energy systems.

We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds, e.g. in terms of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation / identity, and social, ethnic and religious origin. A diverse and inclusive working environment with equal opportunities in which everyone can realize their potential is important to us.

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About the role

Jul 06, 2024

Full Time

Non-profit

Jan 01, 2025

Flexible

Forschungszentrum Jülich

Jülich, Germany

Erfahrung erforderlich

UTC+01:00

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