Sustainable heat supply in the chemical industry
You would like to build up a scientific team that develops solutions for the integration of a sustainable heat supply in partnership with the chemical industry? Then we have the right offer for you!
With 120 employees, the Institute for Solar Research is one of the leading research institutions in the field of concentrating solar technology for the provision of high-temperature heat for power plants and industrial processes, which are developed in close cooperation with industry. With its extensive understanding of systems, it is able to further develop solar technology specifically for new fields of application. The newly founded department focuses on concepts for sustainable heat supply in the chemical industry. In addition to concentrating solar thermal energy, all other relevant renewable technologies will also be considered.
As Head of Department, you will be responsible for setting up and managing the Sustainable Systems Process Engineering (NSV) department, which is to be newly founded on 01.01.2024. This currently has 12 employees with a focus on the numerical simulation of energy systems and the metrological recording of energy consumption in the building sector. Further resources are available to expand the department
The main areas of work are:
- strategic development and representation of the research field internally and externally
- defining, conducting and guiding scientific research in the field
- building strategic partnerships with industry
- recruitment and management of employees
- acquisition of research funds
- definition and construction of large-scale research facilities
- management of staff, infrastructure and resources
The place of work is at the DLR site in Jülich. The position is initially limited to three years. During this time, DLR aims to advertise the position jointly with a university in NRW as a W2 professorship and expects applicants to have the appropriate qualifications for such a procedure.