Student Assistant (f/m/non-binary)



Claudia Destrait


+49 241 80-93031



Institut für Elektrische Anlagen und Netze, Digitalisierung und Energiewirtschaft

Our Profile

Three chairs cooperate at the Institute for High Voltage Equipment and Grids, Digitalization and Energy Economics (IAEW): The Chair for High Voltage Equipment and Technology (EAH), The Chair for Active Energy Distribution Grids (AEV) and the Chair for Transmission Grids and Energy Economics (UEW). The IAEW deals with the challenges of the energy transition from materials to components to the entire energy system. The following topics are currently in the focus of the respective chair.

Chair for High Voltage Equipment and Technology

  • Development and investigation of novel insulation materials in high voltage laboratories
  • Design and analysis of innovative, environmentally friendly components for medium and high voltage grids of today and tomorrow
  • Protection and control of future multi-terminal HVDC grids

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Chair for Active Energy Distribution Grids

  • Planning and optimization of electricity, gas and heating networks in neighborhoods, rural regions and large cities
  • Design of local energy and flexibility markets as well as charging concepts for electromobility
  • Research and verification of digitization, resilience and cyber security concepts for smart grids in simulations and in distribution grid laboratory

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Chair for Transmission Grids and Energy Economics

  • Development of methods for planning and simulation of future energy systems and markets under consideration of sector coupling
  • Investigations on security of supply and system stability
  • Development of methods for steady-state and dynamic simulation of transmission system operation and planning

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Research is performed in close cooperation with partners from industry, the energy sector and public authorities. We are looking for student assistants who are interested in getting to know and supporting the research areas at the institute. If you are interested, please send us your application with the following information and documents:

  • CV
  • Table of records
  • Preferred Chair and preferred topics

Your Profile

  • Enrollment at a German university
  • High interest in relevant research topics in electrical power engineering
  • Open-mindedness and team spirit
  • Good academic performance

Your Duties and Responsibilities

The IAEW offers the opportunity to participate in industry-related research projects with a wide range of topics. We offer a variety of tasks from the simulation of large energy systems to the assistance in high voltage laboratories. The exact topics and tasks vary depending on the project situation and chair and will be presented to you during a possible interview.

What We Offer

The successful candidate will be employed as a student assistant.
The position is to be filled at the earliest possible date and offered for a fixed term of 6 months.
This is a part-time contract position.
The standard weekly hours will be 8 hours.
The salary is based on the RWTH Guidelines for Student and Graduate Assistants.
The position corresponds to a pay grade of 12,00 € per hour.

About us

RWTH is a certified family-friendly University. We support our employees in maintaining a good work-life balance with a wide range of health, advising, and prevention services, for example university sports. Employees who are covered by collective bargaining agreements and civil servants have access to an extensive range of further training courses and the opportunity to purchase a job ticket.
RWTH is an equal opportunities employer. We therefore welcome and encourage applications from all suitably qualified candidates, particularly from groups that are underrepresented at the University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability or age. RWTH is strongly committed to encouraging women in their careers. Female applicants are given preference if they are equally suitable, competent, and professionally qualified, unless a fellow candidate is favored for a specific reason.
As RWTH is committed to equality of opportunity, we ask you not to include a photo in your application.
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Application deadline:31/12/2023
Mailing Address:RWTH Aachen University
Institut für Elektrische Anlagen und Netze, Digitalisierung und Energiewirtschaft
Claudia Destrait
Schinkelstr. 6
52074 Aachen
Applicants are invited to submit their applications via email. For data protection reasons, however, we recommend sending applications via mail.