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Scientist (Postdoc) Renewable Energy Systems (m/f/d)


Your professional qualification profile:

  • Excellent university degree (PhD mandatory) in engineering, such as mechanical engineering, process and environmental engineering, mechatronics, energy engineering & management, renewable energy systems engineering; agricultural engineering with a focus on animal husbandry,
  • Research experience and knowledge in European livestock systems with a focus on dairy is welcome
  • Profound research experience and knowledge in European RES systems in terms of energy generation (e.g. biogas, PVT), energy usage technologies (e.g. electric and CNG-powered drives), energy management systems for optimization of operational energy usage, Energy flow assessment, smart control and simulation
  • AI and data science methodologies are welcome
  • Knowledge of methods to assess agriculture in terms of environment, economy, and society is welcome
  • Very good knowledge of statistical data analysis and experience in related software (e.g. Python, R, MATLAB)
  • Fluent English language proficiency and proven ability to write scientific publications
  • Command of the German language is most welcome, interest in learning German is required
  • Experience in project management

Personal qualification:

  • Independent, self-responsible, reliable and result-oriented way of working
  • Ability to analyse complex data and situations
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills, ability to cooperate, flexibility, commitment, ability to work under pressure, reliability
  • Willingness to travel, occasionally across Europe, valid driving license for use in Europe (min. category B)
  • Cross-cultural competence

Your responsibilities

  • Develop strategies for "dynamic barn climate management" to avoid heat stress and increase animal welfare under conditions of climate change, optimise barn climate by applying self-learning systems
  • Develop an on-farm energy management system, using AI and data science technologies, aiming for 100% energy self-sufficiency and greenhouse gas emission reduction
  • Integrate new RES technologies (e.g. thermal photovoltaics, electrified mobile drives, biogas/CNG for tractors) into on-farm use
  • Optimise the on-farm energy system by flexible use of renewable energy carriers, by energy demand reduction, and by harmonisation of energy generation and demand
  • Design, install, test, measure and monitor these integrated systems at the research farm
  • Process, analyse and exchange data using statistical analysis, AI and research data management methods
  • Contribute to project-related dissemination activities at national and international level and to stakeholder activities in general
  • Publish results in peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Support the project coordinator in management tasks and dissemination activities

» Job description

Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik und Bioökonomie e.V. (ATB)
14469 Potsdam