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Scientific activities / projects

Maritime energy systems

Starting date


Duration of contract

3 years


up to German TVöD 14

Type of employment

Full-time (part-time possible)

The institute researches and develops innovative solutions for decarbonization and emission reduction in shipping. In cooperation with the industry, these solutions are transferred into practice. The institute is building a large-scale infrastructure to test and try out the new energy systems to be developed in a standardized laboratory environment as well as under real conditions on a research vessel.

For this purpose, the institute is divided into four departments. The first one researches systems based on fuels to be identified, their storage on board, conditioning for use in the appropriate converter. The second one researches the further development of on-board systems for electricity, heat and cooling and their interaction with the systems of the first department. The third department brings the developed and built systems of both departments on board a demonstrator to test the systems under real conditions and make them ready for certification. The fourth department virtually replicates the maritime energy systems to investigate simulations under extreme conditions.

The department Energy Converter and Systems works on systems for maritime applications for the generation of electricity, heat and cooling. Chemical energy sources serve as a basis. The systems to be developed should have zero emissions. They consist of a fuel storage, a possibly necessary preparation of the fuel and a suitable converter for power generation.

Your field of activity will include:

  • designing and developing of energy systems for maritime applications
  • defining and Acquiring of research projects and taking over budget responsibility
  • writing of scientific documentation of the work, publications and patents

Your qualifications:

  • completed scientific university studies (MSc) in shipbuilding, power engineering, process engineering or comparable field
  • in-depth physical-technical knowledge of energy (electricity, heat, cooling)
  • reliable use of design or simulation tools (e.g. ASPEN, Ansys)
  • many years of professional experience
  • experience in project management

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 unparalleled 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 (f/m/x). Individuals with disabilities will be given preferential consideration in the event their qualifications are equivalent to those of other candidates.

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Dr. Alexander Dyck
DLR-Institute of Networked Energy Systems

Phone: +49 441 99906-310

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