Research Assistant/Associate



Prof. Dr. Reinhard Madlener


+49 241 80 49822



Chair of Energy Economics and Management

Our profile

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 two 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 University degree (Master or equivalent)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 or excellent command of the English language.

Your responsibilities

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 / user 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.

What we offer

The successful candidate will be employed as a public servant.
The position is to be filled as soon as possible and limited to three years.
This is a part-time position (75% of the standard weekly hours for full-time employees).
The successful candidate has the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree in this position.
The salary corresponds to level TV-L 13.

RWTH Aachen University is certified as a Family-Friendly University.
We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled persons and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University.
The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.

Application deadline:25.02.2018
Mailing Address:Prof. Dr. Reinhard Madlener
Chair of Energy Economics and Management,
E.ON Energy Research Center
RWTH Aachen University
Mathieustr. 10, 52074 Aachen, Germany
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