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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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Are you eager to study and demonstrate nature-based carbon sequestration practices and to contribute to the sustainability and decarbonization of the energy sector?

The European Institute for Energy Research EDF-KIT EWIV (EIFER) is looking for a

Research fellow in Environmental management, specifically on nature-based carbon sequestration

who will integrate the Research Group “Energy transition, markets, environment”. The work is embedded in large, international research projects of the EDF group as well as public funded projects. The position is based in Karlsruhe with a duration of initially 2 years starting as soon as possible. The salary is based on qualifications and experience 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 projects applied to industrial issues and utilities’ needs. With its applied research orientation EIFER has been bridging the gap between science and industry for more than 20 years. In the context of the European energy transition, EIFER provides research-based innovative energy solutions for a sustainable future.

Your tasks will be
• Contribute to ongoing R&D projects related to nature-based carbon sequestration, in different types of ecosystems and applying different practices
• Develop methodologies to advance high quality carbon sequestration projects, considering also co-benefits on biodiversity and use of natural resources
• Quantify and describe the effectiveness of studies carbon sequestration practices in specific sites or ecosystems
• Set-up scientific and industrial partnerships for the implementation of carbon sequestration demonstrators in France
• Be in direct contact with EIFER’s clients to understand their needs and communicate results
• Contribute to proposals to further develop research activities, including responding to calls for public funded projects

What we expect
• Master’s degree or PhD in agronomy, agricultural or environmental engineering
• Knowledge of nature-based carbon sequestration and compensation challenges and practices
• Ability to work independently and responsibly in a structured way and to convey clear and efficient messages orally and in written (examples of written output in French and English – e.g. publications, reports – may be demanded during hiring process)
• Interest in developing new activity proposals, both for industrial clients and in public funded projects
• The position requires a strong ability for team work in a multicultural environment and open-mindedness for fruitful communication and collaboration with clients and partners
• A very good level in English and French (both written and spoken) is mandatory and a good level in German is an asset

What we offer
• An international and multi-disciplinary environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere
• Autonomy in organizing own work and cross-team project work
• Flexible working conditions with possibility of part-time mobile office
• Scientific results to be published in international journals and presented at conferences and direct discussion with industrial clients

Would you also like to advance applied energy research?
We look forward to receiving your electronic application with one single pdf of max. 5MB (including a motivation letter, curriculum vitae, certificates etc.) by 30th December 2022 by e-mail: jobs@eifer.org. Please refer to the offer number 22J040.
To learn more about EIFER, please visit our website at: http://www.eifer.org.
For additional information concerning the work, please contact: Nicole Pini (nicole.pini@eifer.org)

Are you interested in studying and understanding the role of e-fuels, bio-fuels and electric mobility in the future energy landscape? Are you eager to understand how regulation impacts the uptake and feasibility of technical solutions to decarbonize the energy sector?

The European Institute for Energy Research EDF-KIT EWIV (EIFER) is looking for a

Research fellow (m/f/d)
in Energy policy and markets studies, specifically on e-fuels, bio-fuels and electric mobility offers and business models

who will integrate the Research Group “Energy transition, markets, environment”. The work is embedded in large, international research projects of the EDF group as well as public funded projects. The position is based in Karlsruhe with a duration of initially 2 years starting as soon as possible. The salary is based on qualifications and experience 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 projects applied to industrial issues and utilities’ needs. With its applied research orientation EIFER has been bridging the gap between science and industry for more than 20 years. In the context of the European energy transition, EIFER provides research-based innovative energy solutions for a sustainable future.

Your tasks will be
• Realise market analyses on product offers and cost structures of bio-, e-fuels and electric mobility
• Analyse regulatory framework supporting or hindering the development of the bio- and e-fuels production and application (main geographical targets: France and Europe for fuels and Germany for e-mobility)
• Identify promising offers and business models for EIFER’s industrial stakeholders
• Contribute to R&D activities on compliance and voluntary carbon markets (policy analyses, certification requirements, panorama of stakeholders)
• Be in direct contact with EIFER’s clients to understand their needs and communicate results
• Contribute to proposals to further develop research activities, including responding to calls for public funded projects
• The position requires a strong ability for team work in a multicultural environment and open-mindedness for fruitful communication and collaboration with clients and partners
• A very good level in English and French (both written and spoken) is mandatory and a good level in German is an asset

What we offer
• An international and multi-disciplinary environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere
• Autonomy in organizing own work and cross-team project work
• Flexible working conditions with possibility of part-time mobile office
• Scientific results to be published in international journals and presented on conferences and direct discussion with industrial clients

Would you also like to advance applied energy research?
We look forward to receiving your electronic application with one single pdf of max. 5MB (including a motivation letter, curriculum vitae, certificates etc.) by 30th December 2022 by e-mail: jobs@eifer.org. Please refer to the offer number 22J039.To learn more about EIFER, please visit our website at: http://www.eifer.org.
For additional information concerning the work, please contact:
Nicole Pini (nicole.pini@eifer.org)
David Eyler (david.eyler@eifer.org)

The European Institute for Energy Research EDF-KIT EWIV (EIFER) is looking for a

Research fellow – CO2 Valorisation and alternative/bio-fuels production

who will integrate the Research Group Local Multi-Energy Systems”. 

The position is based in Karlsruhe with a duration of initially 2 years starting on 1st of February 2023. 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 projects applied to industrial issues and utilities’ needs. With its applied research orientation EIFER has been bridging the gap between science and industry for more than 20 years. In the context of the European energy transition, EIFER provides research-based innovative energy solutions for a sustainable future.

You will be part of the Local Multi-Energy Systems research group with around 20 researchers. The activities include research and development related to low carbon local energy solutions. On those topics, the group provides:

  • energy systems analysis and conceptual work based on technical expertise, lab work, simulation and modelling;
  • detailed technical studies on the design, operation and integration of the technologies in the energy systems;
  • strategic and economic analysis.

Within the research group Local Multi-Energy Systems and in interaction with the research group Low Carbon Hydrogen Systems, a specific focus is given on alternative fuels production like bio-fuels and CO2 based fuels (chemically produced from CO2 and H2).

What you can expect

  • Technical and economic evaluation of bio/e-fuels conversion technologies
  • Design and evaluation of “Power-2-X” concepts and their integration in the energy system
  • Strategic and prospective analysis on biofuels and CO2 valorisation sectors
  • Technical/economic/strategic studies and analysis for EIFER’s clients (operational entities and strategic department of a utility)
  • The development of the activity and EIFER’s scientific recognition in the field of CO2 use and biofuels:
    • Answer to calls for public funded projects (Horizon Europe)
    • Develop EIFER’s partnerships (industrial and academic) in this domain
    • Publish results in scientific journals and conferences

What we expect

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in a domain related/close to the topic: chemistry, process engineering, mechanical engineering, environmental engineering
  • 2+ years professional experience in the field of hydrogen / biomass / e-fuels is required
  • Rigor and respect of the requirements of quality/cost/deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and responsibly in a structured way and to convey clear and efficient messages orally and in written
  • Service-oriented approach
  • A very good level in English and French (both written and spoken) is mandatory and a good level in German is an asset

What we offer

  • An international and multi-disciplinary environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere
  • Autonomy in organizing own work and cross-team project work
  • Flexible working conditions with possibility of part-time mobile office
  • Scientific results to be published in international journals and presented on conferences and direct discussion with industrial clients

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 30th November 2022 by e-mail with reference to the offer 22J032: jobs@eifer.org

To learn more about EIFER, please visit our website at: http://www.eifer.org

For additional information, concerning the work please contact: David Eyler (david.eyler@eifer.org).

Job position 22J030

Are you eager to study and apply innovative environmental management methods and to contribute to the sustainability and decarbonization of the energy sector?

The European Institute for Energy Research EDF-KIT EWIV (EIFER) is looking for a
Research fellow (m/f/d)

in Environmental management, who will integrate the Research Group “Energy transition, markets, environment”. The work is embedded in large, international research projects of the EDF group as well as public funded projects.

The position is based in Karlsruhe with a duration of initially 2 years starting as soon as possible. The salary is based on qualifications and experience 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 projects applied to industrial issues and utilities’ needs. With its applied research orientation EIFER has been bridging the gap between science and industry for more than 20 years. In the context of the European energy transition, EIFER provides research-based innovative energy solutions for a sustainable future.

Your tasks will be
• Contribute to ongoing R&D projects related to the evaluation of impacts on biodiversity, water and land, nature-based carbon sequestration and compensation offers and initiatives
• Detect trends in corporate environmental and socio-economic impacts assessments and how these stakes are incorporated into corporate strategies in France, Germany and internationally
• 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 respond to calls for public funded projects

What we expect
• Master’s degree or PhD in environmental or energy engineering, environmental economics, agronomy
• Knowledge of the energy systems and related environmental and social implications
• Ability to work independently and responsibly in a structured way and to convey clear and efficient messages orally and in written (examples of written output in French and English – e.g. publications, reports- may be demanded during hiring process)
• The position requires a strong ability for team work in a multicultural environment and open-mindedness, for fruitful communication and collaboration with clients and partners
• A very good level in English and French (both written and spoken) is mandatory and a good level in German is an asset
• Interest in developing as project manager in the medium term
• Interest in developing new activity proposals, both for industrial clients and in public funded projects

What we offer
• An international and multi-disciplinary environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere
• Autonomy in organizing own work and cross-team project work
• Flexible working conditions with possibility of part-time mobile office
• Scientific results to be published in international journals and presented on conferences and direct discussion with industrial clients

Would you like to advance applied energy research?
We look forward to receiving your electronic application with one single pdf of max. 5MB (including a motivation letter, CV, copies of certificates and testimonials) until 30 November 2022 by e-mail: jobs@eifer.org.
To learn more about EIFER, please visit our website at: http://www.eifer.org.
For additional information concerning the work, please contact: Nicole Pini (nicole.pini@eifer.org).

Job position 22J028

Are you eager to develop and apply methods for assessing the effects that energy projects and infrastructure have on local environment and society?

The European Institute for Energy Research EDF-KIT EWIV (EIFER) is looking for a

Research fellow (m/f/d)

in Territorial engineering, who will integrate the Research Group “Energy transition, markets, environment”. The work is embedded in large, international research projects of the EDF group as well as public funded projects.

The position is based in Karlsruhe with a duration of initially 2 years starting as soon as possible. The salary is based on qualifications and experience 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 projects applied to industrial issues and utilities’ needs. With its applied research orientation EIFER has been bridging the gap between science and industry for more than 20 years. In the context of the European energy transition, EIFER provides research-based innovative energy solutions for a sustainable future.

Your tasks will be

  • Contribute to ongoing work related to the evaluation of environmental and socioeconomic impacts of power generation assets with a focus on hydropower plant
  • Conduct interviews with local representatives and key stakeholders, develop and apply questionnaires and subsequent qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Carry out statistical analyses of national and local data, including GIS data
  • Detect trends in the way in which companies and organizations assess environmental and socio-economic impacts and how these are incorporated in their strategies
  • Scientific watch in the field of water and territorial economics
  • Development of project proposals, both for industrial stakeholders and in the framework of public funded calls
  • Be in direct contact with clients and partners

What we expect

  • PhD or Master’s degree in applied economics, geography, environmental economics, environmental engineering
  • Knowledge of the energy systems and related environmental and social implications
  • Knowledge of statistics as well as basic GIS skills
  • 3-5 years of experience in the energy sector or in research, as task or project leader
  • Ability to work independently and responsibly in a structured way and to convey clear and efficient messages orally and in written (examples of written output in French and English – e.g. publications, reports – may be demanded during hiring process)
  • Interest in developing new activity proposals, both for industrial clients and in publicfunded projects
  • The position requires a strong ability for team work in a multicultural environment and open-mindedness, for fruitful communication and collaboration with clients and partners
  • A very good level in English and French (both written and spoken) is mandatory and a good level in German is an asset

What we offer

  • An international and multi-disciplinary environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere
  • Autonomy in organizing own work and cross-team project work
  • Flexible working conditions with possibility of part-time mobile office
  • Scientific results to be published in international journals and presented on conferences and direct discussion with industrial clients

Would you like to advance applied energy research?

We look forward to receiving your electronic application with one single pdf of max. 5MB (including motivation letter, CV, copies of certificates and testimonials) until 15 November 2022 by e-mail: jobs@eifer.org.

To learn more about EIFER, please visit our website at: http://www.eifer.org.

For additional information concerning the work, please contact: Nicole Pini (nicole.pini@eifer.org).

Job position 22J027

Are you looking for a position in which you could complete a PhD in a scientifically rich environment, contributing to finding solutions for climate change in the energy sector?

The European Institute for Energy Research EDF-KIT EWIV (EIFER) is looking for a

Research fellow / PhD student (m/f/d) in Geosciences 

who will integrate the Research Group Local Multi-Energy Systems”. The position is based in Karlsruhe with a duration of initially 2 years starting as soon as possible. The salary is based on qualifications and experience 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 for more than 20 years. In the context of the European energy transition, EIFER provides researchbased innovative energy solutions for the sustainable growth of cities, local communities and utilities.

You will be part of a BMBF project team aiming at demonstrating an aquifer thermal energy storage (heat and cold) in Germany. The scientific monitoring of the exploration, the feasibility study as well as the construction and operation of an ATES demonstration plant in Berlin will provide insights that will pave the way for a broader use of ATES in urban context in Germany. Besides leading the joint project EIFER is focusing on thermo-physical subsurface monitoring both before implementation (exploration and preliminary investigations) and during the operation of the ATES. In the project, EIFER is working in close cooperation with different partners especially the Applied Geoscience of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

Your profile

  • Master´s degree or equivalent in Natural Sciences or equivalent
  • Strong interest in Applied Geoscience, Hydrogeology, Geophysics and/or Physics
  • Willingness to carry out field work and interest in monitoring techniques
  • Ability to independently develop and perform experimental approaches
  • Enthusiasm for scientific writing
  • A valid EU driver´s license (B) would be an advantage
  • The position requires a strong ability for team work in a multicultural environment
  • A very good level in English (both written and spoken) is mandatory
  • A good level in German and/or French language would be an asset

What we offer

  • The possibility to do a PhD in the frame of the project
  • 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
  • Modern working conditions with possibility of home-office
  • Scientific results to be published in international journals and presented on conferences

Would you also like to advance applied energy research?

We look forward to receiving your electronic application with one single pdf of max. 5MB
(including a motivation letter, CV and copies of certificates or testimonials) by 15th
December 2022 by e-mail to jobs@eifer.org

To learn more about EIfER, please visit our website at: http://www.eifer.org.

For additional information, concerning the work please contact: David Eyler (david.eyler@eifer.org). 

The European Institute for Energy Research is looking for a Postdoctoral position (m/f/d) in High Temperature Steam Electrolysis, who will integrate the Research Group “Low Carbon Hydrogen Systems”.

The position is based in Karlsruhe with a duration of initially 3 years starting as soon as possible. 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 20 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 management
  • Experimental work in the laboratory at cell and stack level with electrochemical performance and degradation evaluation
  • Cell/stack analysis with impedance spectroscopy, microscopy and X-ray diffraction
  • Contribute to advance characterization methods with design and development of innovative techniques
  • External presentation of activities via publications and conference contributions

What we expect

  • A PhD degree in Material Science or Energy
  • Skills on experimental work in high temperature technology with solid oxide cells
  • Material characterization with classical techniques
  • Skills for implementation & improvement of testing equipment (e.g. cell housings, evaporation systems, data acquisition and testing installations, implementation & optimization of impedance spectroscopy on different testing installations)
  • Affinity with data manipulation & analysis
  • Experience in processing research or industrial projects
  • Strong analytical skills and critical thinking
  • Ability to communicate and work in a team, enthusiasm, reliability and independent working style
  • The position requires a strong ability for team working in a multicultural environment
  • 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 (PhD certificate, curriculum vitae, copies of testimonials etc.) until 15 May 2022 by e-mail: jobs@eifer.org

To learn more about EIFER, please visit our website at: http://www.eifer.org

For additional information, concerning the work please contact:
Dr. Aline Léon (aline.leon@eifer.org), Tel +49 (0) 721/6105 1459
Dr. Josef Schefold (josef.schefold@eifer.org), Tel +49 (0) 721/6105 1320
Dr. Mathieu Marrony (mathieu.marrony@eifer.org), Tel +49 (0) 721/6105 1318

Student Jobs / Trainees / Internships

The European Institute for Energy Research was founded by EDF and the KIT in 2002 aiming at enhancing collaboration through projects applied to industrial issues and utilities’ needs. With its applied research orientation EIFER has been bridging the gap between science and industry for more than 20 years. In the context of the European energy transition, EIFER provides research-based innovative solutions for a sustainable future.

The team “Energy Transition, Markets, Environment” is looking for a student (f/m/d) in the field of forest economics and environmental management. The work is embedded in a research project of the EDF group in collaboration with external partners.

Internship proposal – Environmental Management – Multi-criteria review of the various benefits (and cons)

Internship description
The goal of the internship is to provide a first overview of the various benefits that can result from some forestry operations and approaches, as well as their cons. We’ll focus in particular on the free evolution/wilderness approach and on the reconstitution of degraded stands. Those benefits and cons will deal, among other dimensions, with maintaining carbon storage and promoting additional carbon sequestration, with impacts on biodiversity and on the resilience of forests to climate change. A strong emphasis should be put on the socio-economic benefits of those forest management practices, including restoring and sustaining the provision of ecosystem services to surrounding inhabitants and contributing to the local economy and identity.

The assigned tasks involve
• Bibliographic work
• Interviews with academics and operational partners
• Written report (in French, with additional synthesis in English)
• Final oral presentation of the results (in French and English)

Required qualifications
• Master’s studies or third year in forestry management, environmental management, agronomy, environmental economics or similar qualification.
• Interest and perseverance to search for information and data
• Rigor and ability to cross-reference data from different sources, critical analysis of data
• Ability to work independently and responsibly in a structured way and to convey clear and efficient messages both orally and in written form
• Strong ability for team work in a multicultural environment and open-mindedness
• Very good command of French and English required, knowledge of German is an asset

What you can expect
• A stimulating, multicultural and multidisciplinary environment
• An institute at the intersection between academic research and one of the largest energy utilities in Europe
• If the opportunity arises: participation to conferences, involvement in scientific publications

Conditions
• Duration: 5 to 6 months
• Starting date: beginning of 2023
• Location: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany.
• Working hours: 39.5 hours per week
• Monthly compensation: 520 € for a compulsory internship

Contact
If you want to join our motivated team, 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 22J038.

For additional information concerning the work, please contact
Loraine Roy (loraine.roy@eifer.org)
Léa Dieckhoff (lea.dieckhoff@eifer.org).

The European Institute for Energy Research was founded by EDF and the KIT in 2002 aiming at enhancing collaboration through projects applied to industrial issues and utilities’ needs. With its applied research orientation EIFER has been bridging the gap between science and industry for more than 20 years. In the context of the European energy transition, EIFER provides research-based innovative solutions for a sustainable future.

The team “Energy Transition, Markets, Environment” is looking for a student (f/m/d) in the field of forest economics and environmental management. The work is embedded in a research project of the EDF group in collaboration with external partners.

Internship proposal – Environmental Management – Reviewing the various benefits and cons of wetland restoration practices

Internship description
The goal of the internship is to provide a first overview of the various benefits that can result from wetland restoration measures, as well as their cons. Those benefits will deal, among other dimensions, with carbon storage and sequestration, impacts on biodiversity, and impacts on the resilience of wetlands to climate change. A strong emphasis should be put on the socio-economic benefits of wetland restoration, including restoring and sustaining the provision of ecosystem services to surrounding inhabitants and contributing to the local economy and identity.

The assigned tasks involve

• Bibliographic work
• Interviews with academics and operational partners
• Written report (in French, with additional synthesis in English)
• Final oral presentation of the results (in French and English)

Required qualifications
• Master’s studies or third year in wetland management, environmental management, agronomy, environmental economics or similar qualification
• Interest and perseverance to search for information and data
• Rigor and ability to cross-reference data from different sources, critical analysis of data
• Ability to work independently and responsibly in a structured way and to convey clear and efficient messages both orally and in written form
• Strong ability for team work in a multicultural environment and open-mindedness
• Very good command of French and English required, knowledge of German is an asset

What you can expect
• A stimulating, multicultural and multidisciplinary environment
• An institute at the intersection between academic research and one of the largest energy utilities in Europe
• If the opportunity arises: participation to conferences, involvement in scientific publications

Conditions
• Duration: 5 to 6 months
• Starting date: Beginning of 2023
• Location: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
• Working hours: 39.5 hours per week
• Monthly compensation: 520 € for a compulsory internship

Contact
If you want to join our motivated team, 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 22J036.

For additional information concerning the work, please contact
Ines Imbert (ines.imbert@eifer.org)
Léa Dieckhoff (lea.dieckhoff@eifer.org).

The European Institute for Energy Research (EIFER) was founded by EDF and the KIT in 2002 aiming at enhancing collaboration through projects applied to industrial issues and utilities’ needs. With its applied research orientation EIFER has been bridging the gap between science and industry for more than 20 years. In the context of the European energy transition, EIFER provides research-based innovative solutions for a sustainable future.
The team “Energy Transition, Markets, Environment” is looking for a student (f/m/d) in the field of nature-based climate change mitigation, which uses ecosystem services to increase carbon sinks. The work is embedded in a research project of the EDF group in collaboration with external partners.

Internship proposal – Nature-based climate change mitigation

Internship description
Increasing natural carbon sinks will be needed to reach climate neutrality. The student will work in an ongoing R&D project assessing the potential and limits of carbon sequestration in ecosystems. This project aims to monitor the effect of different practices in forests, grasslands, or wetlands on carbon storage in vegetation and soils, biodiversity and the water cycle.

The student will conduct bibliographic work on mechanisms involved in carbon sequestration in ecosystems, and review available data sources and methods on the estimation of carbon storage in forests, wetlands and agricultural ecosystems (e.g. remote sensing, experimental settings, forest growth models, models on soil organic carbon). The student will produce a synthesis report with the findings and interact with the project team and external partners in order to define experimental protocols to monitor carbon storage on the pilot sites.

The assigned tasks involve
• Literature research
• Discussions with the project team and academic partners to set up experimental protocols
• Production of a report to summarize the results (in French with a summary in English)
• Final oral presentation of the results (in French and English)

Required qualifications/skills
• Master’s studies or third year of engineering school in agronomy, forestry, biology, or similar qualification
• Rigor and ability to cross-reference data from different sources, critical analysis of data
• Ability to work independently and responsibly in a structured way and to convey clear and efficient messages both orally and in written form
• Strong ability for team work in a multicultural environment and open-mindedness
• Basic knowledge of either ecosystem functioning, forest growth, soil biology, or remote sensing, is an asset
• Very good command of French and English required, knowledge of German is an asset

What you can expect
• A stimulating, multicultural and multidisciplinary environment
• An institute at the intersection between academic research and one of the largest energy utilities in Europe
• If the opportunity arises: participation to conferences, involvement in scientific publications

Conditions
• Duration: 5 to 6 months
• Starting date: beginning of 2023
• Location: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
• Working hours: 39.5 hours per week
• Monthly compensation: 520 € for a compulsory internship

Contact
If you want to join our motivated team, 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 22J035.

For additional information concerning the work, please contact Léa Dieckhoff (lea.dieckhoff@eifer.org).

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 20 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.

Internship proposal – Forecast study: the future of French forests

Internship description
This internship is contributing to a R&D project led in EIFER on bioenergy and alternative fuels. The goal of the internship is to dive into the world of forecast studies dealing with the future of French forests. It will consist in an in-depth review of the key existing forecast studies, and a complementary inventory and analysis of ongoing research projects on the issue. The goal of this work is to gather science-based scenario, assessments and targets regarding forestry, in order to better envision and plan the multifunctionality of forests (wood energy, carbon sink, biodiversity habitats, recreative area etc.), without overemphasis on one use or another.

The assigned tasks involve
• Bibliographic work (scientific and non-scientific)
• Interviews with academics and practitioners
• Written report (in French, with additional synthesis in English)
• Final oral presentation of the results (in French and English)
• If the opportunity arises, possibility of scientific valorization and participation in conference

Required qualifications/skills
• Ongoing master’s degree in forestry management, environmental management, agronomy
• Desired skills: very good writing skills, capacity to synthetize and organize information, good autonomy and openness to interdisciplinary work
• C2 level of French, very good command of English, knowledge of German is an advantage
What you can expect
• A stimulating, multicultural and multidisciplinary environment
• An institute at the intersection between academic research and one of the largest energy utilities

Conditions
• Duration: 5 to 6 months
• Starting date: beginning of 2023
• Location: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
• Working hours: 39.5 hours per week
• Monthly compensation: 520 € for a compulsory internship

Contact
If you want to join our motivated team, 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 22J037.

For additional information concerning the work, please contact
Loraine Roy (loraine.roy@eifer.org)
Marie-Laure Rabot-Querci (marie-laure.rabot-querci@eifer.org).

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.

“Climate Neutral Community” group is currently looking for a student who would be interested in working on the development of a method to assess freight mobility, for multiscale use.

Internship proposal

Development of mobility simulations – methodological architecture and implementation for sustainable assessment of logistics

Internship description
Responsible for about a third of GES emissions for France, mobility is a key sector to de-carbonate. EIFER relies on two models for simulating individual mobility. First, a territorial method is applied to conclude on local policies impacts and technology evolution, and assist local authorities in their decarbonation planning. Second, an activity-based traffic framework has been developed to estimate vehicles’ volumes at street level for concluding on local spillovers assessment. However, 50% of mobility is made of freight aspect, contributing to economics dynamic as well as its negative effects. Including this aspect into modelling is currently required to understand global impact of spreading low carbon technologies into fleet as well as local policies impacts, on environmental assessments. Therefore, the two existing EIFER tools should be enhanced with logistics assessment in a complementary approach, to allow an articulation between both scales. The internship consists of developing a territorial tool at inter-municipality/city level. The student may also be involved in research for related mobility topics.

The assigned tasks involve
– Literature review and scientific watch upon tools and methods for logistics simulation
– Data availability and use case identification
– Development of architecture/model for logistics description at city level
– Forecast integration

Required qualifications/skills
– Student in scientific/research field: Urban planning, engineering school
– Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and Data management abilities
– KNIME, GIS knowledge or Java skills would be appreciated
– Good skills in French and English

What you can expect
– An international experience in a stimulating multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural environment
– An institute at the intersection between academic research and one of the largest energy utilities
– A contribution to the key challenge of our era: the fight against climate change through the decarbonization of the energy sector

Conditions
– Duration: 6 months
– Starting date: 2023
– Location: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany.
– Working hours: 39.5 hours per week
– Monthly compensation: 520 € gross (compulsory internship)

Contact
If you want to join our motivated team, please forward your electronic application with one single PDF of max. 5MB to jobs@eifer.org (cover letter + curriculum vitae). Please refer to offer number 22J034.

For additional information concerning the work, please contact Elise Nimal (nimal@eifer.org), Tel.: +49 721 6105 1709.

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.

Internship proposal – Environmental Policy Choice Experiment

Internship description 
The proposed internship can be part of a Master Thesis. The student will investigate the method of discrete choice experiments for the design of environmental policies. The main focus of the work lies on surveying the current scope of application of the method to environmental management and its potential for innovating policy making. The proposed work includes also support to project development such as exploring what type of incentives and contracts would be most viable for ecological practices and identifying possible applications to environmental management scenarios. The project would ideally be developed towards the construction of a discrete choice proposal for a concrete case of application.

The assigned tasks involve
– Literature survey on discrete choice experiments applied to environmental management
– Screening for case studies and applications
– Meetings and discussions for identification of case studies and project development
– Presentation of intermediate results
– Development of an experimental protocol using the discrete choice method
– Preparation of documentation (report, presentation etc.)
Required qualifications/skills
– Enrollment in a degree in business, psychology, economics or related social sciences
– Interest in environmental policy and economic incentives
– Professional presentation skills
– Professional working proficiency in English (institute’s official working language). Knowledge of French and/or German would be of value
– Rigor and respect of the requirements in terms of quality and deadlines
– The applicant must be enrolled at a university during the whole time of the training.

What you can expect
– An international experience in a stimulating multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural environment
– An institute at the intersection between academic research and one of the largest energy utilities
– Acquisition of valuable knowledge from a team with great experience in the field of environmental management for the energy sector
– A contribution to the key challenge of our era: the fight against climate change through the decarbonization of the energy sector
Conditions
• Duration: 6 months
• Starting date: February/March 2023
• Location: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany.
• Working hours: 39.5 hours per week
• Monthly compensation: 520 € gross (compulsory internship)

Contact
If you want to join our motivated team, please forward your electronic application with one single PDF of max. 5MB to jobs@eifer.org (cover letter + curriculum vitae). Please refer to offer number 22J033.

For additional information concerning the work, please contact Kristin Limbach via email to kristin.limbach@eifer.org.

Support on the assessment of potential of renewable energy resources at municipality level for France

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 20 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. The team Local Multi-Energy Systems is looking for a student (f/m/d) interested in providing support on the assessment of potential of renewable energy resources.

Internship description
Assessing the renewable potential involves linking several topics, such as GIS data processing, technical and economic information. In EIFER, a tool for the assessment of renewable energy potential at municipality level has been developed. All the process concerning the GIS data input treatment and the link with the databases is nowadays, not automatic, even if, some of the processes have been already automatized. The main goal of the internship would be, to support the maintenance of the tool and to improve all the processes that are already implemented in a more efficient way. Moreover, this internship, should support the transition to new potential solutions in order to add value to the activity.

The assigned tasks involve

  • Support in download, store, management, cleaning and organization of data coming from different open data sources.
  • Analysis of collected data through: statistics, spatial analysis and mapping
  • Automatization of processes that are nowadays done manually
  • Exploration of new solutions with prototype building

Required qualifications / skills

  • Studies in the field of computer sciences / informatics
  • Knowledge associated to GIS and statistics
  • Programming experience (Access/Python)
  • Database experience (SQL, preferable already worked with PostgreSQL)
  • Interested in the field of energy and environment
  • Professional working proficiency in English (institute’s official working language), French or German knowledge is an advantage.

What you can expect

  • An international experience in a stimulating multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural environment at the interface between research and one of the largest energy utilities worldwide.
  • Opportunities to explore new technologies and methods if it fits in the context of the project
  • A contribution to the key challenge of our era: the fight against climate change through the decarbonization of the energy supply.

Conditions

  • Duration: 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 € for compulsory internship

Contact
If you want to join our motivated team, 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 22J023.

For additional information concerning the work, please contact stefano.sanfilippo@eifer.org

Modelling of a dynamic water electrolysers from single cell approach up to stack level

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 20 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.

One of the most commercialized technologies for electrolysis processes are the Proton Exchange Membrane Electrolyser (PEMEL) and Alkaline Water Electrolyser (AEL). The understanding of its functioning is essential to improve the technology and make it more competitive on the market.
In regards to this subject, EIFER is looking for a student interested in developing a model of PEM electrolyser from the single cell approach up to the stack level (in a second time, a focus on AEL technology could be of interest). The models will aim to mimic both the electrochemical and thermal electrolyser behaviour under dynamic conditions.

The assigned tasks involve

  • Bibliography study on model of PEM/AEL electrolysers
  • Implementation of the equation in MATLAB Simulink

Required qualifications / skills
The position is aiming to students in material sciences/energy engineering.

  • Good knowledge in scientific coding
  • Good knowledge in material science
  • Professional working proficiency in English (institute’s official working language)

What you can expect

  • A stimulating, multicultural and multidisciplinary environment
  • An institute at the intersection between academic research and one of the largest energy utilities

Conditions

  • Duration: 3 to 6 months
  • Starting date: as soon as possible
  • Location: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany or remotely
  • Working hours: up to 40 hours per month
  • Remuneration: 460 € basis, hourly rate depending on the student´s education level

Contact
If you want to join our motivated team, 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 22J021.

For additional information concerning the work, please contact Davide Beretta, davide.beretta@eifer.org

Territorial economic modelling – evaluation of a regionalised economic model

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 20 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.

The team Energy Transition, Markets, Environment is looking for a student (f/m/d) in the field of renewable energy economics.

Internship description
In order to understand and report on the value creation around hydroelectric facilities, a territorial economic simulation tool was developed and used in various French regions to estimate the economic benefits and the effects on employment (direct, indirect and induced).

The intern will conduct bibliographic work and review available data sources in sectoral economics. In a second step, the internship will consist in setting up an evaluation of the results of the simulations by identifying the sources of deviations from the “reference” data, then by proposing and testing avenues of improvement and, finally, by feeding the tool with other territorialized sectoral databases. The final step will be to develop a protocol for integrating local authority tax data into the tool and to provide documentation on the use of the tool.

The assigned tasks involve

  • Bibliographic research
  • Identification of additional databases
  • Test of the territorial economic simulation tool
  • Application of the tool to test cases

Required qualifications / skills

  • Master’s degree in economics or econometrics, or third year of engineering school with a specialisation in economics.
  • Desired skills: econometrics, economic modelling, Python
  • Perfect command of French required, good command of English desirable, knowledge of German is an advantage

What you can expect

  • A stimulating, multicultural and multidisciplinary environment
  • An institute at the intersection between academic research and one of the largest energy utilities
  • A contribution to the key challenge of our era: fight against climate change through the decarbonation of the energy supply

Conditions

  • Duration: 5 to 6 months
  • Starting date: as soon as possible
  • Location: EIFER, Emmy-Noether-Str. 11, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany or remotely (depending on the current corona restrictions for workplaces)
  • Working hours: 39.5 hours per week
  • Monthly compensation: 450 € for a compulsory internship

Contact
If you want to join our motivated team, 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 22J018.

For additional information concerning the work, please contact Sebastian Weber (sebastian.weber@eifer.org) or Nicole Pini (nicole.pini@eifer.org)