Research Associate – Development of hybrid networks


The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicon Technology ISIT is part of the Fraunhofer Society and works with approximately 190 employees at the locations Itzehoe and Kiel in a leading position with industry and research on a national and international level.

Our scientists develop power electronics systems, converters, and components (GaN and silicon), as well as silicon-based microsystems and high-performance battery-based energy storage systems.

Further information about the research group »Electronic Power Systems« can be found here:

What you will do

For our research group »Electronic Energy Systems« we are looking for a scientist for the development of new power converters and energy systems for hybrid grids. The position includes the following tasks: 

  • Modelling and control of hybrid grids 
  • Optimal energy management, including energy storage systems
  • PHiL testing 
  • Communication and collaborations internally and externally
  • Supporting role in scientific profiling through publications and acquisition of research and industrial projects

What you bring to the table

  • Completed scientific education (Master’s or PhD degree) in electrical engineering, power electronics, or a comparable qualification in a related field
  • Experience and knowledge in the areas of control and simulation of hybrid grids, including energy storage systems and management of decentralized generation
  • High degree of independence, initiative, and commitment. High curiosity and willingness to learn.
  • Ability to quickly familiarize yourself with new problems and to take responsibility in a team
  • Fluent written and spoken English

What you can expect

  • Flexible working hours and support in balancing private and professional life
  • Company health management and pension scheme
  • Subsidy for the Deutschland-Ticket
  • Internal and external training opportunities
  • A diverse and innovative range of topics with close contacts with industry and public clients
  • Room for independent work and active participation in shaping the future with your unique ideas
  • The opportunity to write your doctorate with us
  • Direct communication and horizontal hierarchies for a smooth workflow

The weekly working time is 39 hours. This position is also available on a part-time basis. We value and promote the diversity of our employees’ skills and therefore welcome all applications – regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, ideology, disability, sexual orientation and identity. Severely disabled persons are given preference in the event of equal suitability. Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD).

With its focus on developing key technologies that are vital for the future and enabling the commercial utilization of this work by business and industry, Fraunhofer plays a central role in the innovation process. As a pioneer and catalyst for groundbreaking developments and scientific excellence, Fraunhofer helps shape society now and in the future. 

Interested? Apply online now with your meaningful application documents. We look forward to getting to know you!

If you have any technical questions about this position, please contact:
Prof. Dr. Marco Liserre
Tel +49 431 880-6100

If you have any questions about the recruiting-process, please contact:
Ms. Vivien Wilkens
Tel +49 4821 17-4118

Fraunhofer Institute for Silicon Technology ISIT  

Requisition Number: 29502              

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