The Chair of Economic Theory (Prof. Grimm) at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg together with the research center Energie Campus Nürnberg (EnCN) offer a Research Assistant Position (75% / TV-L E13) as of September 2019 or shortly thereafter.
Applicants should have a qualified degree in industrial engineering, economics, mathematics, operations research, or a closely related discipline with fundamental knowledge in microeconomics (e.g. applied game theory and industrial economics) and mathematical modelling. The ideal candidate has initial experience in theoretical or empirical research and should have a strong quantitative background. Proficiency in oral and written English is required.
Within a specific research project, the candidate will focus on one of the following topics: the analysis of market designs in the electricity or gas sector, cross-sectoral effects of energy pricing, or innovative hydrogen-based future storage and mobility concepts. The broader research group aims to understand how market design affects investment incentives in supply capacity, storage, and network infrastructure in the energy sector.
The team has built up a strong expertise in the area of electricity market modelling, is involved in various joint activities with industrial partners and policy consulting projects, and participates in the collaborative research center Transregio 154: Mathematical Modelling, Simulation and Optimization using the Example of Gas Networks (www.trr154.fau.de) as well as the interdisciplinary research center Energy Campus Nürnberg (www.encn.de/markt).
The research group offers a lively research environment, financial support for attending conferences, and an intensive supervision within a large and interactive team. Salary corresponds to the German pay scale (75% / TV-L E13). The appointment is initially limited for a period of two years and can be extended for up to additional three years. In order to increase the proportion of female staff members, applications from female scientists are particularly encouraged. Preference will be given to disabled persons with the same qualification.
For further information about the position, please contact Jonas Egerer (email@example.com). Please submit your electronic application as a single pdf file including the standard materials (vita and diplomas) as well as two reference letters no later than May 31th, 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org (with a copy to email@example.com). Please refer to “PHD position on Energy Market Design” in the reference line of the email.