The Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture is the leading educational and research institution in its field in Central Switzerland. The School offers practical bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and a variety of continuing and executive education programs, and also carries out applied research and development. It is one of six Schools making up the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts with its 1,800-plus staff and around 11,500 degree and continuing education students.
The Competence Center Thermal Energy Storage (CCTES – www.hslu.ch/tes) focuses on energy storage technologies on a material and component level as well as on energy system analysis and optimization and is a leading research group with worldwide cooperations. We are an open-minded team of young scientists and entrepreneurs. We live a culture of inclusion and equal opportunities at all levels.
We are looking for highly motivated, result-oriented persons to join us, starting as soon as possible.
SNF PhD Position in Engineering Science (70%)
In the Energy Strategy 2050, Switzerland has defined the transition of the energy system from fossil/ nuclear towards renewable energies. Seasonal thermal energy storages are a central element of the energy transition, which are affected by acceptance and related diffusion problems but have so far received much less public as well as scientific attention. This is the starting point of the SNF project Sociotechnological Breakthrough of Thermal Energy Storage (SOTES), in which we ask the overarching research question of how to achieve a breakthrough of seasonal thermal energy storage in the residential sector in Switzerland.
We offer a high-responsibility, high-variability position in an innovative field of research. You will be part of a motivated, open-minded and attentive team and will have access to modern laboratory infrastructure and a large national/international network. You will have the opportunity to enhance your technical knowledge, gain valuable experience in project management and to contribute your own ideas and know-how in an interdisciplinary and creative way. We offer the possibility of remote work and flexitime. In the PhD-program of HSLU students are hired as scientific assistants according to Swiss National Fund PhD positions and an approximate 10% duty in teaching. The place of work is Horw/Lucerne.
For further information, please contact
Prof. Dr. Jörg Worlitschek, +41 41 349 39 57 email@example.com or
Dr. Matthias Berger, +41 41 349 33 94 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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