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PhD researcher (m/f/d)

Department of Law, Business, and Economics and the University of Bayreuth's Bavarian Center for Battery Technology (BayBatt)

Application deadline:

The newly established research group „Information Systems Research and Energy Storage Networks“ at the Department of Law, Business, and Economics and the University of Bayreuth’s Bavarian Center for Battery Technology (BayBatt) is looking for the next possible date a

PhD researcher (m/f/d)

The research group focuses on the economics of renewable energy systems and, in particular, the role of electric vehicles. Current projects analyze the contribution of electric vehicles to efficient operations of electricity markets, economic policies and market design for charging markets, and innovation in the automotive industry.

The group will be headed by Dr. Marie-Louise Arlt, incoming assistant professor and head of the research group. More information on her background and current research can be found at:  www.marielouisearlt.com 

The University of Bayreuth is a research-oriented university with internationally competitive, interdisciplinary focus areas in research and teaching. Specifically, the group is based at BayBatt which brings together battery-specific expertise in physics and chemistry, material science and engineering, as well as information technology and economics as a supra-regional competence center located in Bayreuth.

Your profile

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a strong interest in renewable electricity market operations and economic approaches to integrate storage and electric vehicles, in particular. Our research group aims to investigate such questions using optimization, simulation, as well as empirical methods leveraging real-world data. There are ample opportunities and academic freedom to shape the specific research questions to be investigated.

The ideal candidate has successfully and excellently completed a Master’s degree in either information systems research, operations research, economics, industrial engineering and management, engineering, or related disciplines; as well as an interest in passing disciplinary boundaries between economics, data science, and technology. Fluency in English is required; knowledge of German is not required but is a plus. We are also open to applications from candidates who have collected practical experience in the industry after completing their Master’s.

The University of Bayreuth values the diversity of its employees and is expressly committed to the goal of gender equality. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with children are very welcome. The University of Bayreuth is a member of the Best Practice Network "Familie in der Hochschule e.V." and has successfully participated in the HRK audit "Internationalization of the University". Persons with severe disabilities will be given preferential consideration if equally qualified.

Your tasks

Your primary objective is to conduct state-of-the-art research in the described field of research, with the objective to complete a PhD. Moreover, the candidate will help to establish and manage cooperations with partners from the industry, contribute to policy-relevant analyses, and support the head of the group in teaching activities.

What we offer

We are a young research group and provide the opportunity to motivated candidates to shape a research environment in the making (official start of the group: June 01, 2024). We work at the intersection of economics and technology and aim to leverage our research to inform the policy debate on electricity markets and decarbonization. The group is embedded in an international research network. International conference participation and research visits will be actively supported.

The position is a TV L E-13 position (100%), paid according to the public sector agreement of the Free State of Bavaria, for an initial duration of three years. The successful candidate will become part of the Bayreuth Graduate School which offers courses and personal budget for conferences etc.


Your application

Please apply online by the application portal of the University of Bayreuth, using the subject “WInfBatt”. Please include an application letter highlighting your motivation and your possible starting date; CV (up to two pages); a grading transcript; certificates of potential completed studies; two reference letters of professors or relevant mentors. 

The deadline for applications is June 14, 2024.

All documents will be deleted in accordance with data protection requirements once the position has been filled.

In case of questions, feel free to contact Dr. Marie-Louise Arlt by E-Mail:   arlt@uni-bayreuth.de 

[1] Transl.: Wirtschaftsinformatik und vernetzte Energiespeicher