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Research Assistant in the field of Sustainable Energy Planning for West Africa

Research Assistant in the field of Sustainable Energy Planning for West Africa

Fakultät für Wirtschafts-
wissenschaften der RWTH Aachen

Energiemanagement in
Templergraben 64
52062 Aachen

Zi. 004-005 (EG)
Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Maria Movsessian

Tel. +49 241 80-93367

Fax. +49 241 80-92167


Lehrstuhl für Controlling
Templergraben 64
52062 Aachen

Zi. 613 (6. Stock)
Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Peter Letmathe

Tel. +49 241 80-96164

Fax. +49 241 80-92167



Die Fakultät für Wirtschafts-

wissenschaften der RWTH Aachen

ist durch AACSB akkreditiert

Call for applications for a position as
Research Assistant in the field of
Sustainable Energy Planning for West Africa

Our Profile:

The Energy Management in Developing Countries research unit is affiliated with the
Chair of Management Accounting and is part of the School of Business and Economics
at RWTH Aachen University. The focus of our work is transformation research, which
actively contributes to social change processes toward sustainability in the energy
In teaching, we are responsible for various courses in the fields of sustainable energy
systems and development economics using innovative teaching concepts. In addition to
high-level research projects, our institution is characterized by a motivated team and a
family-friendly environment.

Your Profile:

• University degree (Master’s or comparable) in economics, engineering, or
mathematics with a good grade (2.0) or better

• Previous professional experience

• Strong interest in interdisciplinary research on planning and modeling of
sustainable energy systems as well as on a just energy transition in developing

• Good knowledge of energy technologies and economics

• Programming skills, ideally in Python

• Strong interest in university teaching (incl. innovative teaching formats)

• Good analytical and organizational skills

• Individual communication skills and ability to work in a team

• Independent and structured way of working

• Good written and spoken English (German would be an advantage)

Your Tasks:

• Participation in high-level research of the research unit Energy Management in Developing Countries and
the Chair of Controlling as well as in corresponding publications of the chair

• Participation in project work in a highly motivated team

• Participation in the implementation and organization of courses and supervision of bachelor's, master's, and
student research projects

Our Offer:

The position will be filled based on an employment contract. The position is to be filled as of 15.02.2023 and is
initially limited until 31.12.2025. An extension is envisaged. This is a full-time position. The position is valued at
pay group 13 TV-L. The possibility of doctoral studies and further scientific qualification is offered.
RWTH is certified as a family-friendly university. At RWTH Aachen University, we particularly want to promote the
careers of women and therefore welcome female applicants. Women are given preferential consideration in cases
of equal suitability, ability, and professional performance, provided that they are under-represented in the
organizational unit and provided that reasons relating to the other applicants do not prevail. Applications from
suitable people with disabilities are expressly encouraged.

Please send your application in the form of a pdf file to the address below by 15.01.2023. Earlier applications
are welcome.

Your contact person

For preliminary information please contact:
Prof. Dr. Maria Movsessian
Tel.: +49 (0) 241- 80 93367
E-Mail: movsessian@em-dev.rwth-aachen.de