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.

Vacant Positions


To strengthen our research group Low Carbon Hydrogen Systems, we are seeking to hire a (Senior) Project Manager (f/m/d)

The position is based in Karlsruhe with a duration of initially 2 years starting from 1st December 2021. The salary is based on qualifications and experiences according to TV-L (100%).

The European Institute for Energy Research was founded by EDF and the KIT in 2002 aiming at enhancing collaboration through joint projects applied to industrial issues. With its applied research orientation EIFER is bridging the gap between science and industry since more than 15 years. In the context of the European energy transition, EIFER provides research-based innovative energy solutions for the sustainable growth of cities, local communities and industries.

You will be part of the Low Carbon Hydrogen Systems research group with around 20 researchers. The activities include research and innovation along the whole chain value of hydrogen technologies, from the development of advanced components to the qualification of integrated system module performances & reliability through our laboratories and on-field prototyping sites. They are fostered by a smart network of academic and industrial partners and a commitment in several national (French and German) and European funding research projects dealing with low carbon hydrogen production and usages.

What you can expect

As a member of the Group Low Carbon Hydrogen Systems, you will be involved in:

  • Project development and acquisition of publicly funded projects
  • Project management and leadership of R&D/industry projects or sub-projects
  • Collaboration in strategic planning in close coordination with the department and management team
  • External presentation of activities, literature and conference contributions
  • Maintaining contacts and approaching new customers and project partners
  • Support to call of tender, pre-feasibility case studies and planning/construction phase of hydrogen solutions (infrastructure design modeling) and economics (total cost of ownership, return of investment…)

What we expect

  • A Master’s degree in engineering with a focus on energy
  • Professional experience with a project management function or more than 5 years of previous experience would be an advantage, ideally in the field of hydrogen
    • Previous working expertise related to power economics / power systems and markets would be an asset
  • Affinity with data manipulation & analysis
  • Experience in the acquisition, processing and management of research or industrial projects
  • Strong analytical skills and critical thinking
  • Ability to communicate and work in an international team, enthusiasm, reliability and independent working style
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English; German or French language skills will be considered an advantage

What we offer

  • An international environment as well as a pleasant and open working atmosphere
  • Flat hierarchies and short decision paths
  • Exciting, responsible tasks and cross-team project work

Would you also like to advance applied energy research?

We look forward to receiving your application documents, including a motivation letter (curriculum vitae, copies of testimonials etc.) until 15th October 2021 by e-mail with the reference number 21J022:

To learn more about EIFER, please visit our website at:

For additional information, concerning the work please contact: Dr. Mathieu Marrony (, Tel +49 (0) 721/6105 1318).

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

The duration of the position is initially 2 years, starting date as soon as possible. The salary is based on qualification and experience according to TV-L (100%).

If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please submit your electronic application until November 30, 2021 with one single pdf of max. 5MB (including all relevant information as CV, copy of Master / PhD certificate, copies of testimonials etc.) to with reference to the offer “21J020”.
For additional information concerning the work please contact Nicole PINI,

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

Sie haben Lust auf diese neue berufliche Herausforderung? Dann freuen wir uns auf Ihre Bewerbung unter Angabe der Stellennummer „19J003“ an
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,

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. 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

• 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 €

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