Job Opening

October 24, 2017

Within the Berlin Economics Research Associates (BERA) network, DIW Berlin’s department Energy, Transportation, Environment offers a

Post-Doctoral Position in Energy Market Modeling
(100%, 3 years)


  • Participation in research projects funded by the German Federal ministry BMWi
  • Research foci:
    • Coupling of energy sectors (electricity, gas, heat, mobility)
    • Interaction of network and generation planning
  • Methods:
    • Quantitative modeling of energy markets and networks, particularly with our open-source tools DIETER ( and ELMOD (
    • Optimization under uncertainty
  • Expected output: Policy-relevant reports and articles in leading academic journals


  • Solid economic background which allows admission to the BERA network
  • Completed dissertation in the field of energy economics
  • Very good knowledge of the German and European electricity markets
  • Experience with quantitative energy modeling, in particular linear and mixed integer optimization models implemented in the General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS)
  • Ideally, some experience with optimization under uncertainty and/or multistage modeling
  • A respective publication record, concerning both policy reports and journal articles
  • Very good command of Microsoft office products, in particular Excel
  • Further IT skills are welcome (e.g. data bases, python)
  • Very good English skills; command of German is not mandatory, but welcome

We offer

  • An exciting research environment, including all benefits of the BERA network
  • A competitive salary according to the German Public Sector TVöD Scale (EG 14)
  • A creative and pleasant team


We highly appreciate diversity and are thus pleased to receive any application – irrespective of gender, nationality, disability, or ethnic and social background. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a sample of written work, a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of degree certificates, and two academic letters of recommendation.

Please apply online by 24. November 2017, stating the reference number EVU-1-17.

Information on DIW Berlin and the BERA network is available under and For all further information on the job opening, please contact Dr. Wolf-Peter Schill (

Please apply only online

Founded in 1925, DIW Berlin (the German Institute for Economic Research) is one of the leading economic research institutes in Germany. The Institute analyzes the economic and social aspects of topical issues, formulating and disseminating policy advice based on its research findings. DIW Berlin is part of both the national and international scientific communities, provides research infrastructure to academics all over the world, and promotes the next generation of scientists. A member of the Leibniz Association, DIW Berlin is independent and primarily publicly funded.