Student Assistant (f/m/non-binary)

Smart Readiness Evaluation of the European Building Market



Negar Mohtashami


+49 241 80-49636



Lehrstuhl für Gebäude- und Raumklimatechnik

Our Profile

The E.ON Energy Research Center at RWTH Aachen University deals with sustainable energy supply concepts that take into account technical feasibility as well as social and economic aspects. Reducing the primary energy consumption of buildings and increasing the indoor quality are among the central research tasks of the Chair of Building and Indoor Climate Technology. In the "Digital Energy Neighborhoods" team, we are dedicated to realizing a sustainable, decarbonized and efficient energy supply for our neighborhood through the integration of information and communication technology. Our research focuses on exploring the interactions between energy and communication systems, developing digital concepts for complex energy structures and creating solutions for various use cases. With the help of cutting-edge topics such as IoT, big data and machine learning, we pursue our approaches through simulations, laboratory experiments and field tests. Our solutions include intelligent operations and controls, energy management, data models, data platforms and trading market participation.

Your Profile

  • You would like to get an insight into smart buildings, services and technologies
  • You are interested in learning how to calculate the smartness level of buildings and contribute to strategic decisions
  • You work in a structured and goal-oriented manner and have an open and communicative manner
  • You enjoy research tasks and data analysis
  • Prior knowledge of Python and Raspberry Pi is highly desirable
  • Very good written and spoken English skills are required
  • You are studying at a university or university of applied sciences

Your Duties and Responsibilities

The European Union has introduced the Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) as a certification system for assessing the intelligence of buildings. This concept is similar to energy certifications such as the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) or other smart certifications such as the American labels WiredScore and SmartScore, which use multiple indicators in different areas to create an overall score. As part of the Smart2B project, we have developed smart services to improve the SRI level of buildings. Here we examine the application of the SRI assessment tool to various generic buildings in different European countries equipped with Smart2B technologies. To achieve this you will perform the following tasks:

  • Assistance with creating generic buildings that are representative of a country's average building market
  • Calculation of the SRI value before and after applying Smart2B technologies
  • Selection and comparison of indicators for the weighting system of the SRI for each country of the study

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 initially 6 months.
An extension is possible.
This is a part-time contract position.
The standard weekly hours will be 8-10 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.
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Application deadline:30/09/2023
Mailing Address:RWTH Aachen University
Lehrstuhl für Gebäude- und Raumklimatechnik
Negar Mohtashami
Mathieustr. 30
52074 Aachen
Applicants are invited to submit their applications via email. For data protection reasons, however, we recommend sending applications via mail.