DURATION: 36 months

LOCATION: Ispra, Italy

PLEASE NOTE THE CALL IS OPEN UNTIL 31ST JANUARY 2010 AT 12:00 A.M. AMSTERDAM TIME

PROJECT REFERENCE NUMBER: IE-REU-2010(01)-30.1

The tasks will be carried out within the framework of the Renewable Energy Unit coordinated project giving Scientific and Technical Support to Sustainable Energy Development in Africa. The multitask project simultaneously aims to support Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy in Africa. The main results are expected to be communicated on the project web site managed by JRC and also to be published as peer-reviewed scientific articles.

Located in Petten (The Netherlands) and Ispra (Italy), the Institute for Energy (IE) is one of the seven institutes that constitute the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission.

The mission of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) is to provide customer-driven scientific and technical support for the conception, development, implementation and monitoring of EU policies. As a service of the European Commission, the JRC functions as a reference centre of science and technology for the Union. Close to the policy-making process, it serves the common interest of the Member States, while being independent of special interests, whether private or national.

The ideal candidate has a PhD in energy system analysis with a specialisation on developing countries, and/or the software development of integrated energy optimisation tools and assessment (or a university degree in related field and 5 years research experience after the university degree giving access to doctoral studies). Knowledge of existing integrated optimisation tools and electricity portfolio assessment methods and familiarity with basic web page management tools are required. Background with energy and electricity system development issues in Africa/developing countries is an advantage. Experience in GIS software(s) for building spatiallyexplicit models is advantage. Good knowledge of English is required as well as good communication and inter-personal skills and ability to work in a team. Ability to communicate in French is advantage. Scientists will have preferably at least 2 years African related research.

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Applications

Further information and instructions on how to apply can be found at Institute for Energy

Contact

For further details contact:
Sandor Szabo
sandor.szabo at ec.europa.eu
or
Magda Moner
magdamnr at gmail.com