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Technische Universität Berlin - Faculty III - Process Sciences - Institute of Energy Technology / Energy, Comfort and Health in Buildings

Technische Universität Berlin offers an open position:

Research Assistant - salary grade E13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen

part-time employment may be possible; under the reserve that funds are granted
There is the possibility of a doctorate.

Working field:

Scientists at the Hermann Rietschel Institute have been researching the energy-efficient use of system technology in buildings and neighborhoods for more than 130 years. Our research profile aims to minimize the tension between the main topics

  • Contamination control,
  • Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) and
  • Energy-efficient systems engineering in buildings and districts.

Our expertise in the development of physical and AI-supported simulation models as well as the development and maintenance of numerous test laboratories enables us to offer a range of services from basic research to prototype development.

In the field of energy-efficient HVAC technologies in buildings and districts, we focus on innovative generation, distribution and transfer systems that are designed to make the heating transition a success. The subject of the investigation is presence-equivalent heating and cooling concepts, energetically, ecologically and economically optimized generation structures and operating modes of heating networks as well as the control technology optimization of individual components. In addition to the development of physical white-box and grey-box models, machine learning methods are also used in current research projects. Neural networks are used to forecast load conditions and to optimize the operation of HVAC systems and heat generators. The institute maintains a modular multi-level district heating network test bench that can be used to map the most innovative 5th generation heating networks. A hardware-in-the-loop test bench enables the optimization of control strategies in practical applications. The HRI also investigates solutions developed in practical research collaborations in field tests.

We are looking for you to support our team!

In our current research projects, we are looking for your support to

  • develop control concepts for 5th generation heating networks,
  • develop control strategies for demand-oriented ventilation of non-residential buildings or
  • develop physical-mathematical models and application of advanced control engineering methods for adapted operational management of heating systems.

For more information about the position, please contact us: Prof. Dr.-Ing. M. Kriegel, Tel.: +49 (0)30 314 – 24170, Mail:


Successfully completed scientific university degree (Diploma, Master or equivalent) preferably in the field of building engineering or similar

  • At least one of the three key competencies:
    o Good knowledge in the practical application of measurement and control and technology in the context of building energy systems
    o Good knowledge in dynamic simulation modelling, ideally in Modelica
    o Good knowledge in system theory in the field of control engineering modeling
  • Good knowledge of German and/or English required; willingness to acquire the respective missing language skills


  • Good knowledge in the field of data acquisition and analysis
  • Good programming skills (ideally in Python)
  • Very good PC skills (hardware and software)
  • Experience in planning and conducting subject studies
  • Flexibility and interest in new challenges
  • The TU Berlin values the diversity of its members and pursues the goals of equal opportunities
  • High level of motivation and initiative
  • Team and organizational skills

How to apply:

Please send your application with the reference number and the usual documents (combined in a single pdf file, max. 5 MB) by email to Prof. Dr. Martin Kriegel ( or in writing to Technische Universität Berlin - Die Präsidentin - Fakultät III, Institut für Energietechnik, FG Energie, Komfort und Gesundheit in Gebäuden, Prof. Dr.-Ing. M. Kriegel, Sekr. HL 45, Marchstr. 4, 10587 Berlin.

For cost reasons, the application documents will not be returned. Please submit copies only.

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To ensure equal opportunities between women and men, applications by women with the required qualifications are explicitly desired. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored. The TU Berlin values the diversity of its members and is committed to the goals of equal opportunities.