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Would you like to be involved in creating innovative solutions supporting the transition to low-carbon, reliable and cost-efficient energy systems? Are you fascinated by applied research, science and technology?

Then EIFER is the right place for you! We are looking for curious minds to join us, who are always eager to learn and create something new together. Connecting research and industry for innovation, the German-French research institute EIFER offers you an inspiring and interdisciplinary work environment.

At EIFER, you can be sure to find a supportive atmosphere and a healthy work-life balance in a thriving international community whether you wish to work as a member of our scientific staff or in the technical-administrative field.

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EIfER is looking for a research fellow in the field of energy policy and regulation analysis, who will integrate the research group “Energy Transition, Markets, Environment”.

EIfER’s research group “Energy transition, Markets, Environment” monitors and analyses the evolution of energy policies, regulations and market design on electricity, heat, gas and mobility segments at the German and European levels, by means of literature review and comparative analysis. These evolutions and impacts on different stakeholders represent an important added value for EIfER’s research, strategy and operational business clients.

The assigned tasks involve:
• Analyze and evaluate energy public policies and regulatory frameworks using qualitative and quantitative methods including statistical analysis
• Identify trends in the evolution of energy market design with relevance to renewable energies, grid deployment and sector coupling
• Support internally business analysts, energy economists and engineers with dedicated and synthetic regulatory insights
• Be in direct contact with EIfER’s clients to understand their needs, define workplans and communicate results
• Contribute to proposals to further develop research activities, including response to calls for public funded projects

Required qualifications and competencies:
The job applicants should hold a Master degree (or equivalent) or a PhD in the field of political science, energy economics or management studies in accordance with the following academic background:
• Advanced knowledge of the energy sector and its current stakes with a particular interest in German energy policies
• Knowledge in public policy making and governance processes with regard to energy transition, renewable energy regulation and climate change concerns
• Willingness to review and synthesize detailed regulations in above mentioned fields
• Independent working as well as interdisciplinary and analytical thinking
• Advanced MS Office skills
• Service-oriented approach
• Professional level of German and English is mandatory, good French knowledge would be of value

Conditions:
The duration of the position is initially 2 years, starting on September 1st, 2021. The salary is based on qualification and experience according to TV-L (100%).

Contact:
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please submit your electronic application until July 31, 2021 with one single pdf of max. 5MB (including all relevant information as CV, copy of Master / PhD certificate, copies of testimonials etc.) to jobs@eifer.org with reference to the offer “21J020”.
For additional information concerning the work please contact Thierry DHAINAUT, thierry.dhainaut@eifer.org.

EIfER is looking for a research fellow in the field of energy markets and business models, who will integrate the research group “Energy Transition, Markets, Environment”.

EIfER’s research group “Energy transition, Markets, Environment” monitors and analyses the evolution of energy markets and business models for electricity, heat, gas and mobility segments at the German and European levels. For this, EIfER has developed tools, models and demonstrators to challenge the feasibility of potential business models and has built up an expertise on energy market regulation and energy system economics. Around this range of topics, EIfER generates added value for its research, strategy and operational clients.

The assigned tasks involve:
• Quantify and analyze energy system economics, evaluate energy markets and regulation, notably through the analysis of time series
• Analyze innovative business models related to energy offers (applied to: renewable energies, flexibility options, e-mobility, aggregation and revenue optimization, self-consumption and other local energy concepts) applying techno-financial modelling
• Be in direct contact with EIfER’s clients to understand their needs, define workplans and communicate results and contribute to ongoing R&D projects
• Contribute to proposals to further develop research activities, including response to calls for public funded projects

Required qualifications and competencies:
Job applicants should hold a Master degree (or equivalent) or a PhD as energy economist, business analyst or industrial engineer in accordance with the following academic background:
• Advanced knowledge of the energy sector and its current stakes
• Understanding of wholesale energy markets, power market analysis, regulation and market design
• Modelling and analytical skills related to energy system economics, wholesale markets and techno-financial modelling of business models, incl. programming skills (e.g. GAMS, Python, advanced MS Excel)
• Independent working as well as interdisciplinary and analytical thinking
• Service-oriented approach
• Professional level of English is mandatory, good German and/or French skills are an advantage

Conditions:
The duration of the position is initially 2 years, starting on September 1st, 2021. The salary is based on qualification and experience according to TV-L (100%).

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please submit your electronic application until July 31, 2021 with one single pdf of max. 5MB (including all relevant information as CV, copy of Master / PhD certificate, copies of testimonials etc.) to jobs@eifer.org with reference to the offer “21J019”.
For additional information concerning the work please contact Thierry DHAINAUT, thierry.dhainaut@eifer.org.

EIFER’s research group “Energy transition, markets, environment” conducts research into qualitative and quantitative assessments of the environmental and socio-economic consequences of energy projects and energy infrastructure. Diverse environmental and social economic methods are applied, such as value creation, environmental accounting, monetization, social cost–benefit analyses, ecosystem services review, and life-cycle assessment.

The assigned tasks involve:
• Contribute to ongoing R&D projects related to the evaluation of impacts on biodiversity (incl. “avoid/reduce/compensate” sequence), implementation of the mitigation hierarchy, ecosystem services, carbon compensation offers and initiatives, environmental accounting and externalities
• Detect trends in corporate environmental and socio-economic impacts assessments and how these stakes are incorporated into corporate strategies. A special focus on the international stage could be of value
• Be in direct contact with EIFER’s clients to understand their needs, define work plans and communicate results
• Contribute to proposals to further develop research activities, including respond to calls for public funded projects

Required qualifications:
The job applicants should hold a Master degree (or equivalent) or a PhD in environmental economics or environmental engineering, in accordance with the following academical background:
• Knowledge in environmental management systems, with a focus on biodiversity, ecosystem services and related impact assessment
• Knowledge in environmental and ecological accounting and economics
• Knowledge on statistics as well as GIS skills are seen as advantages
• Ability to work independently and responsibly in a structured way and to convey clear and efficient messages orally and in written form
• Interdisciplinary and analytical thinking
• Service-oriented approach
• Fluent English and French mandatory, German appreciated

Conditions:
The duration of the positions is initially 2 years, starting on August 1st, 2021. The salary is based on qualification and experience and oriented to TV-L (100%).

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please submit your electronic application until June 25th, 2021 with one single PDF of max. 5MB (including all relevant information as CV, copy of Master / PhD certificates, copies of testimonials etc.) to jobs@eifer.org with reference to the offer “21J016”.
For additional information concerning the work please contact Thierry DHAINAUT (thierry.dhainaut@eifer.org).

Sie suchen eine neue berufliche Herausforderung in einem dynamischen und internationalen Arbeitsumfeld? Dann sind Sie bei EIfER genau richtig! Zur Verstärkung unseres IT- Teams suchen wir zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt einen IT-Support Allrounder (w/m/d) mit Spezialbereich „Linux“

Ihre Aufgaben
– Abarbeitung der eingehenden Tickets (2nd/3rd Level)
– Wartung der hausinternen Server innerhalb unserer privaten Cloud (VMware)
– Erstellung technischer Dokumentationen
– Installation & Wartung von Servern mit fachspezifischen Lösungen (Linux / Windows)
• Datenbankserver wie MSSQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL, InfluxDB
• Webserver wie nginx, Apache Tomcat, Apache http
• DevOps Umgebung (OpenShift)

Ihr Profil
– Abgeschlossene IT-spezifische Berufsausbildung
– Idealerweise 1-2 Jahre relevante Berufserfahrung
– Gute Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift
– Optional: gute Französischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift
– Flexibilität, Dienstleistungsorientierung und sehr gute Organisationsfähigkeit
– Ein stark ausgeprägter Teamgeist und Kommunikationsstärke
– Freundliche und verbindliche Umgangsformen
– Eine eigenverantwortliche und selbstständige Arbeitsweise mit hoher Präzision und nicht zuletzt das Talent, selbst in heißen Phasen einen kühlen Kopf zu behalten, runden Ihr Profil ab

Was wir Ihnen bieten
– Vielfältige Möglichkeiten sich in unser Institut einzubringen, neue Impulse zu setzen und Ihre Tätigkeit aktiv zu gestalten
– Flache Hierarchien und ein kreatives, persönliches Miteinander in einer interkulturellen Arbeitsumgebung
– Flexible Arbeitszeiten
– Gute Vereinbarkeit von Beruf und Familie
– Individuelle Weiterbildungsangebote
– Regelmäßige Mitarbeiterevents

Kontakt
Sie haben Lust auf diese neue berufliche Herausforderung? Dann freuen wir uns auf Ihre Bewerbung unter Angabe der Stellennummer „19J003“ an jobs@eifer.org.
Bitte senden Sie Ihre Bewerbungsunterlagen idealerweise gebündelt in einem Dokument, Format pdf, max. 5MB.
Bei weiteren Fragen ist Heike Stockmann gerne für Sie da: +49 721 6105 1462, stockmann@eifer.org

Student Jobs / Trainees / Internships

EIFER (European Institute for Energy Research) was established in 2001 as collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Electricité de France (EDF). Today, EIFER has an international team of more than 100 researchers. EIFER has established a Smart City Lab to perform research and develop quick prototypes on topics such as energy system modelling and simulation, data analytics and modelling, immersive visualization, etc. Within the framework of a research project, we are looking for a motivated student to contribute to a prospective study related to the evaluation of some of the existing Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and testing of platforms using Low Power Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN) protocol.

The assigned tasks involve:
• Review state of the art IoT-technologies and platforms with special focus on smart city related applications
• Study architecture of some of those selected platforms
• Implement Proof of Concepts (POCs)/Use Cases in order to test the functionality of one or two platforms using LoRaWAN protocol
• Prepare a report summarizing the findings

Proposed tasks can also be accomplished within a Bachelor/Master thesis, with a supervision of a Professor at a University.

Qualifications/skills/interests:
• Student in Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related subjects
• Experience in at least one major programming language (e.g. Python, JavaScript)
• Experience with micro-controllers (Arduino) or with web technologies (APIs, web development) is a plus
• Familiarity with IoT topics
• Motivation to learn new technologies and solutions

Conditions
• Duration: 3-6 months. Starting date: as soon as possible
• Location: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany or remotely
• Working hours: 39.5 hours per week
• Monthly compensation: 450 €

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please forward your electronic application with one single PDF of max. 5MB to jobs@eifer.org (cover letter + curriculum vitae). Please refer to the offer number 21J018. For additional information concerning the work, please contact Omar Benhamid, benhamid@eifer.org, or Monjur Murshed, murshed@eifer.org. Tel. +49 (0) 721/6105-1358.

EIFER (European Institute for Energy Research) was established in 2001 as collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Electricité de France (EDF). Today EIFER has an international team of more than 100 researchers. EIFER has established a Smart City Lab to perform research and develop quick prototypes on topics such as energy system modelling and simulation, data analytics and modelling, immersive visualization, etc. Within the framework of a research project, we are looking for a motivated student to contribute to a prospective study related to the integration of BIM/GIS into a platform to create a digital twin of the districts as well as to assess energy needs of the building.

The assigned tasks involve:
1. Integration of BIM/GIS into a platform to create a digital twin
• Understand the BIM and other spatial data concepts and types.
• Create workflow to efficiently convert these datasets: transform Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) data into other 3D formats for visualization on a web platform using Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) tools.
• Create a prototype 3D map interface using this data to query the properties of the features.
• Document the transformation processes and code.

2. Development of a cost-effective and adaptive energy-modelling tool using BIM
• Review of the state-of-the-art building energy modelling approach using BIM.
• Evaluate different spatial (2D/3D) and non-spatial data required for modelling.
• Implement and test the appropriate methodologies on one or two use cases.
• Integrate the modelling approach within an existing platform / web-based dashboard/tool to communicate/visualize results.

Proposed tasks can also be accomplished within a Bachelor/Master thesis, with a supervision of a Professor at a University.

Desired qualifications / skills / interests:
• Student in Geomatics, Computer Science & Engineering, Facilities Management or related subjects
• Experience in at least one major programming language (preferably JavaScript but not necessarily)
• Familiarity with data model concepts (UML)
• Familiarity with GIS concepts (coordinate systems, data formats like shapefiles)
• Familiarity with 3D geometry concepts (translations, rotations, scaling)

Conditions:
• Duration: 3-6 months. Starting date: as soon as possible
• Location: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany OR Remotely
• Working hours: 39.5 hours per week
• Monthly compensation: 450 €

Contact:
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please forward your electronic application with one single PDF of max. 5MB to jobs@eifer.org (cover letter + curriculum vitae). Please refer to the offer number 21J014. For additional information concerning the work, please contact Isaac Boates, boates@eifer.org, Monjur Murshed, murshed@eifer.org. Tel. +49 (0) 721/6105-1712.

EIFER (European Institute for Energy Research) was established in 2001 as collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Electricité de France (EDF). Today EIFER has an international team of more than 100 researchers. The hydrogen team is currently looking for a student in the scope of a prospective study related to hydrogen early markets.

Hydrogen can be considered both as an energy carrier (energy storage, fuel for transportation devices etc.) and as an industrial raw product used in different sectors of the industry (steel, glass, food, chemicals, plastics, etc.). Electrolysis enables carbon free generation of hydrogen directly at end application sites and hence is a promising option for decarbonizing some industry sectors and developing energy smart-solutions for industrial environments/applications.
The student will carry-on an analysis of the various industrial sectors that use a massive quantity of hydrogen and will need to reduce the CO2 emissions linked to its production. The goal of the work will be to identify these Companies and to get a complete understanding on different aspects such as the policy of the industry and their strategy and orientation to the energy transition.

The assigned tasks involve:
• Analysis of the German industries that already use hydrogen
– Develop an efficient methodology to identify these Companies
– Mapping the Companies
– Get information on their policy, strategy and orientation to greening of the industrial sector

• Analysis of the German industries that could potentially use hydrogen in the next future
– Develop an efficient methodology to identify these Companies
– Mapping the Companies
– Get information on their policy, strategy and orientation to greening of the industrial sector

Required qualifications / skills / interests:
The position is aiming at students in technical/economics sciences.
• Interested in the field of energy and environment
• Really motivated and perseverant, able to face any difficulties in finding the requested data
• With excellent communications and organizational skills
• Fluent in English and German

Conditions:
• Duration: 3-6 months. Starting date: as soon as possible
• Location: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
• Working hours: 39.5 hours per week
• Monthly compensation: 450 €

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please forward your electronic application with one single PDF of max. 5MB to jobs@eifer.org (cover letter + curriculum vitae). Please refer to the offer number 21J005.
For additional information concerning the work, please contact Renato Luise, luise@eifer.org, Maxime Zeller, zeller@eifer.org Tel. +49 (0) 721/6105-1418.

EIFER (European Institute for Energy Research EDF-KIT EWIV) was established in 2001 as collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Électricité de France (EDF). The institute gathers about 100 research employees and offers a comfortable working environment equipped with advanced research facilities (Technologiepark, Karlsruhe).
In order to support our activities in the fields of our modeling activities, EIFER looks for a trainee.

The assigned tasks involve:
•  The student will be in charge of improving and verifying a MATLAB model for the energy assessment of different concepts of power-to-methane units based on the pinch technology.
•  The main electrolysis technology investigated, the so-called SOEC, will be modelled, based on cell experimental data generated from ongoing EIFER lab tests.
•  The student will be working with two PhD students under the supervision of a senior project manager.

Required qualifications / skills / interests:
• Good programming skills with MATLAB, fully familiar with Microsoft Office® Suite of software
• An education in process or chemical engineering, as well as previous experience in process modelling and pinch analysis. A knowledge of technologies involved in power-to-methane conversion processes (electrolysis, methanation or CO2 capture) would be advantageous
• Ability to write/communicate in English and German mandatory
• Synthetic and analytical thinking, ability to work in autonomy

Conditions:
• Duration: 6 months, starting as soon as possible
• Working hours: 39.5 hours per week
• Monthly compensation: 450€ – basis / hourly rate depending on the student’s education level
• Place of work: depends on the Covid-19 restrictions; Remotely or in EIFER, Technologiepark, Emmy-Noether-Straße 11, 76131 Karlsruhe

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please forward your electronic application with one single PDF of max. 5MB to jobs@eifer.org (cover letter + curriculum vitae, copies of testimonials/university degrees etc.). Please refer to the offer number 21J001.
For additional information concerning the work, please contact Dr. Julian Dailly, dailly@eifer.org.