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Research Assistant (m/f/d), EG 13 TV-H - Chair of Energy Management and Power System Operation

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science - Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Braun - temporary, full-time (currently 40 hours per week) - on multimodal and hybrid AC/DC offshore transmission systems

deadline for submission:


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reference number:


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The vacancy is initially limited for a time of two years (§ 2 Abs. 1 WissZeitVG) and allows to pursue a PhD degree.


In both teaching and research, the Chair of Energy Management and Power System Operation (as part of KDEE and in close cooperation with the Fraunhofer IEE) focuses on the technically and economically optimized design and control of the future energy supply system with a high percentage of renewable energies to guarantee a secure, cost-efficient and sustainable energy supply.


We seek to reinforce our research team, which is active in the following research focus areas:

  • Concepts for automated grid planning / optimal system design
  • Approaches for energy and system management / automated solutions for decentralized supply structures with different concepts such as aggregation and incentive-based strategies
  • Control and coordination of distributed generators, loads and storage
  • Grid management tools for the provision of energy and ancillary services
  • Solutions for robust system response in case of failure and for grid restoration


Your tasks:

In our team, you can work on challenging research assignments in the areas of simulation and optimization of multimodal (i.e. power and gas) and hybrid AC/DC transmission systems. This includes:

  • Modeling of offshore wind power production, offshore grids and conversion technologies such as power-to-gas
  • Modeling and optimization of power and gas transmission systems
  • Investigation of the benefit of using hybrid solutions such as direct current transmission and multimodal system designs



  • Very good university degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Industrial Engineering, Physics, (Applied) Mathematics or similar.
  • You work independently and goal-oriented and enjoy scientific work.
  • Profound experience in methods of modeling and simulation of energy-related problems, especially with regard to simulation software and optimization algorithms
  • Mathematical and theoretical understanding of complex systems.
  • Profound competence in power system-related programming and modeling tools, such as pandapower and DIgSILENT PowerFactory
  • You are curious about the challenge of integrating renewable energy in power grids.
  • You have a very good command of English and at least good command of German and the intent to improve towards German language proficiency level C.


For further questions, please refer to Dr. Lars-Peter Lauven, phone: +49 561-804-6165, or write an E-mail: e2n[at]uni-kassel[dot]de.


The University of Kassel is an equal opportunity employer and aims at a clear increase of the proportion of women in research and teaching. Qualified women are therefore expressly requested to apply. Under the precondition of equal qualification, disabled persons will be preferred. Applications indicating the Position Number, which may be in digital form, should be sent to the President of the University of Kassel, 34109 Kassel, Germany or bewerbungen[at]uni-kassel[dot]de, quoting the applicable reference number.