Student Assistant (f/m/d) - Energy system modelling for E-Land (and open_plan)

Reiner Lemoine Institut gGmbH


Reiner Lemoine Institute is an independent non-profit research institution that contributes to a transformation towards a sustainable energy supply based on 100 % renewable energy.

Our three research fields are Transformation of Energy Systems, Mobility with Renewable Energy, and Off-Grid Systems. We conduct applied research to scientifically support the long-term transition of the energy supply system towards renewable energy.

We are looking for a

Student Assistant (f/m/d)

to work on the subject

Energy system modelling for E-Land (and open_plan)

within the Research Unit Off-Grid Systems.


In the Research Unit Off-Grid Systems, we focus on strategies for renewable-energy-based power supply in devel-oping and emerging regions. We apply open source methods and software, collaborate with our partners on equal terms and emphasize the sustainability of our research results.

We are offering a student position in context primarily of the E-Land project, including support for the open_plan project. The focus is on energy system modelling for energy islands, programming of new features using Python, as well as maintenance and improvements of open source frameworks developed in the team.

Your tasks:

  • Construct scenarios for energy islands
  • Run simulations using an open source framework
  • Maintenance of the open source tools
  • Develop features for the open source tools in Python

What we offer:

  • A friendly and open work environment with a young team (RLI currently has about 100 employees, with 40 students)
  • A transparent and participatory organizational culture
  • Participation in an interdisciplinary, international research team
  • Academic support and supervision
  • Opportunity to gain initial experience in the field of applied renewable energy research
  • Flexible working hours and the possibility to work (partially) remotely, according to your needs
  • Office on the Science Campus Adlershof, excellent public transport access


  • Position to be filled as of 01.06.2022
  • Fixed-term contract for 6 months (extension possible)
  • Between 40 and 80 hours per month (according to your needs)
  • Wage 12.96 EUR/hour in accordance with TV Stud III


Kindly upload your application (cover letter, CV, transcript of records) in one single PDF file with the file name YourFirstname.YourLastname here:

Apply now

We regret that we cannot consider applications that do not meet these criteria or are sent to us in other ways.

RLI has signed the German Diversity Charter (Charta der Vielfalt). We welcome and value diversity in our institute and, in addition to our commitment to the energy transition, we actively advocate for the equality of all people. You and your application are welcome with us! Sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, ethnicity, religion, world view within the Liberal Democratic Basic Order, disability, or age do not play a role.


Your profile:

  • Candidates must be enrolled in a master’s degree program, preferably Renewable Energy, Environmental Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science or a related relevant field
  • Residence and right of abode in Germany is required
  • Excellent English language skills are required (C1)
  • Programming experience is required (preferably Python)
  • Experience in collaborative programming and with version control is a plus (preferably Git, GitHub)
  • Passion for open science and open source
  • Strong interest in localized renewable energy systems
  • Identification with the RLI Values
  • We expect successful candidates to work independently, systematically, and thoroughly with minimal supervision
Reiner Lemoine Institut gGmbH
Rudower Chaussee 12
12489 Berlin
Marlene Buthenhoff
030 1208434-14
030 1208434-98
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