The School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg (HEIA-FR), a member institution of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland (HES-SO), offers bilingual study programs at the BA and MA levels. On behalf of its ENERGY Institute, the HEIA-FR invites applications to fill the position of:

UAS Academic Associate In Network Engineering


Mission and Scope of Activities

  • Carry out studies of energy projects in collaboration with the EPFL and industrial partners in the domain of urban network optimization
  • Develop and deliver prediction models and tools for performance monitoring and optimization of urban networks; validate these models through studies and analysis of real data from network operators
  • Lead the development of a modeling and simulation platform for integrated multisource heating networks (Project ADVENS)
  • Teaching duties in the field of thermodynamics and supervision of Bachelor’s and Master’s thesis projects.

Your profile

  • Master’s degree or PhD in mechanical engineering and/or engineering with a specialization in thermal energy, or an equivalent degree
  • Experience in the fields of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer
  • Proven experience in modeling, simulation and experimental validation of energy systems
  • Advanced mastery of programming in C++, MATLAB and Python
  • Interest in interdisciplinary research
  • Advanced English proficiency (written and oral) and working knowledge of French.


Additional information

  • 1-year fixed-term employment contract, renewable
  • Activity rate: 80 to 100%


Interested? Send in your complete application by clicking on the Apply («Postuler») button below.


Malick Kane
UAS Professor
+41 26 429 68 42

Job starting date

Immediately or to be agreed

Application deadline:

4 December 2022

The HES-SO//FR is committed to an equal opportunity recruitment policy.

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