3 Junior Researchers in market design, energy market modeling, spatial energy analysis, and sustainable (energy) Germany

The Institute for Future Energy Consumer Needs and Behavior (FCN) at RWTH Aachen University, directed by the Chair of Energy Economics and Management (Prof. Madlener), offers three research positions in the field of energy economics.

The institute specializes in applied theoretical and empirical research in energy economics and policy, with a particular focus on consumer needs and behavior, new business models and market designs, and the adoption and diffusion of innovative technologies. The research focus is complemented by the areas of environmental, regional and behavioral / experimental economics. The Chair is affiliated to both the AACSB-accredited School of Business and Economics and the interdisciplinary E.ON Energy Research Center at RWTH Aachen University.

Your Profile: Prerequisite for a successful application is a degree in economics or a related field. We expect a good knowledge in microeconomics and / or macroeconomics and applied econometrics and / or statistics, and experience with data handling or programming is essential. On the personal skills level we expect a high level of motivation, capacity for teamwork, interest in interdisciplinary research, above-average analytical skills, creativity, and a very good command of the English language.

Your Tasks Successful candidates will be involved in the institute’s research projects and teaching activities. You will in particular contribute to ongoing FCN research on either smart grids, market design, energy market modeling, spatial energy analysis, and sustainable (energy) prosumer / citizen innovation studies.  Additional career advancement (e.g. PhD degree, habilitation) is explicitly welcomed and supported. We offer intensive counseling/supervision, work of practical relevance in a young and international research team and, if applicable, the chance for a timely completion of the doctoral studies.

More information: www.eonerc.rwth-aachen.de/FCN

Deadline: Jul 07, 2015

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Prof. Dr. Reinhard Madlener