Scientific activities / projects

Macroeconomic analyses of the energy system transformation

Starting date

As of now

Duration of contract

For now limited to 3 years


up to the German TVöD 14

Type of employment


"Cutting-edge research requires excellent minds – particularly more females – at all levels. Launch your mission with us and send in your application now!" Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund - Chair of the DLR Executive Board

Your mission:

The Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics at DLR has more than 150 employees and conducts research in the field of efficient and resource-saving energy storage and energy conversion technologies of the next generation. In the "Energy Systems Analysis" division, we address a broad spectrum of issues related to energy economics and energy policy.

With your work, you are pursuing our common goal of investigating the macroeconomic effects of energy and climate policies on various economic sectors. In an interdisciplinary team, you will prepare data that will be used in energy and macroeconomic models. You will develop research questions and design a macroeconomic analysis tool which, in addition to classical economic correlations, takes particular account of innovation dynamics. You will present the results of your work to the scientific community via publications in internationally peer-reviewed journals and conference papers and thus represent the institute on a national and international level. Depending on your qualifications, you will supervise master's theses and dissertations if required.

Beyond that we would like to let your creativity unfold freely in order to jointly develop and realize new ideas.

Your qualifications:

  • PhD in economics, industrial engineering, business informatics, or a comparable discipline or similar postgraduate scientific experience
  • experience in the implementation of macroeconomic issues in models
  • good programming skills, e.g. Python, R, Matlab or a comparable tool
  • knowledge of statistical analyses and energy economics is an advantage
  • strong analytical skills, personal initiative and ability to work in a team
  • strong communication skills in the verbal and written presentation of scientific results
  • very good knowledge of spoken and written English, knowledge of the German language is an advantage

Your benefits:

Look forward to a fulfilling job with an employer who appreciates your commitment and supports your personal and professional development. Our unique infrastructure offers you a working environment in which you have unparalled scope to develop your creative ideas and accomplish your professional objectives. Our human resources policy places great value on a healthy family and work-life-balance as well as equal opportunities for persons of all genders (m/f/non-binary). Individuals with disabilities will be given preferential consideration in the event their qualifications are equivalent to those of other candidates.

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Marlene O Sullivan
Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics

Phone: +49 711 6862-667

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