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Linked Open Data & GEOSS for energy system analysis

Starting date

1 October 2019

Duration of contract

2 years


According to the German TVöD

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

The DLR-Institute of Networked Energy Systems is an institute of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) with  approx. 150 employees based in Oldenburg. The institute develops technologies and concepts for future energy supply based on renewable energy sources. The Institute’s three departments – Urban and Residential Technologies, Energy Systems Technology and Energy Systems Analysis – work on system-related issues for intelligent and efficient linking of the electricity, heating and transport sectors. Systems of all sizes and levels are being investigated, ranging from individual installations and “smart” buildings to networked residential districts and cities. The Institute also evaluates energy systems at national and international levels, using its own network structure models and technology assessment methods

The department of Energy System Analysis conducts research in the fields of energy meteorology, technology assessment, grid and system modelling. It develops models, methods and algorithms for the simulation and optimisation of networks and energy systems on the basis of fluctuating, decentralised generation. Our research group Energy Meteorology is primarily concerned with research on the availability and prediction of the fluctuating power generation from renewable energies. One of the focus areas is the modelling and analysis of solar energy potentials in the energy system.

The project ‚Linked Open Data und Nutzung des Globalen Erdbeobachtungssystems GEOSS in der Energiesystemanalyse‘ (LOD-GEOSS) aims at the coupling of energy system analysis modeling with geoinformation layers in an open and accessible infrastructure.

Your responsibilities within the project:

  • You develop interfaces to temporally resolved geoinformation datasets originating from various data sources.
  • You develop methods for the harmonisation of datasets which are provided in different temporal and spatial resolutions.
  • You use existing energy system models to develop applications as show cases for the new data layer usage.
  • You contribute to the development and implementation of the distributed LOD-GEOSS database infrastructure and test this in an energy system model.
  • You report on your results in scientific journals, on scientific conferences, and during project meetings.

This full-time position is limited to two years duration. The remuneration is according to the German TVöD.

Please send your application as a PDF via e-mail until 21 July 2019 with the reference number ESY-2019-024 to

Your qualifications:

  • You have a university degree in computer sciences, geoinformatics, meteorology, geography or a similar discipline.
  • You have experience in the use of meteorological forecasts.
  • You have experience in land surface and atmospheric satellite-based remote sensing.
  • You have very good programming skills, preferably in Python, Fortran, IDL, or Matlab, and scripting languages as csh/bash and you have expertise in using Linux/Unix.
  • You like to work in teams and have excellent communication skills, both in German and English.

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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Technical contact

Dr. Marion Schroedter-Homscheidt
Institute of Networked Energy Systems

Phone: +49 441 99906-463

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Vacancy ESY-2019-024

DLR site Oldenburg

DLR Institute of Networked Energy Systems

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