Are you interested in energy economics research, have great analytical skills, possess a basic knowledge of economics, enjoy learning and developing new methods, are not afraid to present your results to clients, looking to be part of a young, diverse and international team, and want to contribute to creating new knowledge on energy markets?
Then we look forward to meeting you! EWI has the right entry-level position for everyone!
After finishing my studies in mathematics, I aspired to continue my academic career by participating in a doctoral program that combined theory with practical applications. At EWI, I work to help our energy market models represent reality. We examine, for example, how the energy system as a whole can reduce emissions efficiently by optimizing the energy consumption within different sectors. In doing so, we are able to provide guidance for politics and industry in order to shape the Energiewende. My foundation in mathematics provides a valuable tool for understanding the model relationships and transferring them back into reality.
The analyses conducted at EWI are based on evaluating economic relationships and issues. The skills I gained during my economics studies are useful for tackling the complex, energy economics issues at EWI as well as for my doctorate, analysing the self-generation and self-consumption of electricity in Germany and the effects on different electricity market designs in Europe. The collaborative work in our interdisciplinary team allows me to combine my economic understanding with knowledge from other disciplines.
At EWI, I can combine the knowledge from my studies of economics with applied energy-related issues, because analyzing energy markets requires both technical and economic understanding. In projects with industrial partners, for example, we consider this with regard to the flexibilisation of industrial processes for their participation in the electricity market. Due to the interdisciplinary and practical way of working, I am constantly learning new methods and approaches that help me to work on the complex issues of energy markets, in projects as well as for my doctorate.
In consulting projects and studies we use models to analyze various questions around energy economics. The technological skills I gained in my engineering studies help me with modelling energy systems. At the same time, by assessing the status quo as well as future developments economically I get to know a new perspective intensely. EWI offers me a lot of freedom in this as well as a quick acceptance of responsibility, so that I can collect valuable working experience and develop personally and professionally while working on my PhD.