City:  Kiel
Date:  May 19, 2023

Research Associate - Grid integration of charging stations

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ( currently operates 76 institutes and research institutions throughout Germany and is the world’s leading applied research organization. Around 30 000 employees work with an annual research budget of 2.9 billion euros. 

The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicon Technology ISIT is part of the Fraunhofer Society and works with approximately 180 employees at the locations Itzehoe and Kiel in a leading position with industry and research on a national and international level.

Our scientists develop power ekectronics systems, converters, and components (GaN and silicon), as well as silicon-based microsystems and high-performance battery-based energy storage systems.


For our research group "Electronic Energy Systems" we are looking for a scientist for the integration of charging stations.


What you will do

  • Research in the direction of grid-integration of (fast) charging station.
  • Research on DC-, AC-, and hybrid- micro-grids.
  • Communication of your results internally and externally and collaboration with scientists in the team 
  • Support role in scientific profiling by means of publications as well as acquisition of research and industrial projects


What you bring to the table

  • Completed scientific education (Master's or PhD degree) in electrical engineering, power electronics, or a comparable qualification in a related field
  • Sound knowledge about AC-, DC-, and hybrid grids, as well as their interconnection points
  • General knowledge in power conversion and on the structure of charging stations
  • High degree of independence, initiative, and commitment. High curiosity and willingness to learn.
  • Ability to quickly familiarise yourself with new problems and to take responsibility in a team
  • Fluent written and spoken English


What you can expect

  • We offer you an innovative working environment with versatile activities in the field of publicly funded and industry-related research and development.
  • A varied range of topics with close contacts to industry and public clients awaits you.
  • You have the space to work independently and with your own ideas, and you can actively help to shape the future.
  • We offer flexible working hours and support the balance between private and professional life.


The weekly working time is 39 hours. We value and promote the diversity of our employees' skills and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, ideology, disability, sexual orientation and identity. Severely disabled persons are given preference in the event of equal suitability. Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD).

With its focus on developing key technologies that are vital for the future and enabling the commercial utilization of this work by business and industry, Fraunhofer plays a central role in the innovation process. As a pioneer and catalyst for groundbreaking developments and scientific excellence, Fraunhofer helps shape society now and in the future. 


Interested? Apply online now with your meaningful application documents. We look forward to getting to know you!


If you have any technical questions about this position, please contact:
Prof. Dr. Liserre
Tel +49 4318 80-6100


If you have any questions about the recruiting-process, please contact:
Ms. Vivien Wilkens
Tel +49 4821 17-4118


Fraunhofer Institute for Silicon Technology ISIT 


Requisition Number: 51904             


Job Segment: Research Scientist, R&D Engineer, Research Associate, Electrical Engineering, Science, Research, Engineering