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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.

Vacant Positions

Jobs

The European Institute for Energy Research was founded by Electricité de France (EDF) and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in 2001 with the legal structure European Economic Interest Grouping aiming at enhanced collaboration through joint projects applied to industrial issues.
Today, EIFER is recognized as an independent French-German research institute committed to its members and partners. With its highly 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. To this aim, EIFER focuses on innovative approaches based on territorial, economic and ecological assessments.

EIFER’s research group “Local Multi-Energy Systems” conducts 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 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).

The assigned tasks involve:
• Contribute, with the existing team, to ongoing work in the frame of CO2 usages for fuel and chemical production and bio-fuels
– Technical and economic evaluation of production technologies
– Evaluation of “Power 2 X” concepts and their integration in the energy system
– Strategic and prospective picture on the use of bio-fuels and CO2 based products
• Be in direct contact with EIFER’s clients (strategic and operational entities) to understand their needs, define work plan, communicate results etc.
• Be in charge of technical/economic/strategic studies and analysis for EIFER clients (operational entities and strategic department of a utility)
• Contribute to the development of the activity and EIFER’s reputation in the field of CO2 use and bio-fuels
– Answer to calls for public funded projects (Horizon Europe)
– Develop EIFER’s partnerships (industrial and academic) on the domain
– Publish results in scientific journals and conferences

Required qualifications and skills:
• The job applicant should hold a Master degree or equivalent in a domain related/close to the topic: chemistry, process engineering, mechanical engineering, environmental engineering
• Knowledge about hydrogen and/or biomass related technologies would be an added value
• 5 to 10 years working experience in a domain related to this job offer are required
• Rigor and respect of the requirements of quality/cost/deadlines
• Interdisciplinary and analytical thinking as well as working independently
• Ability to convey clear, synthetic and efficient messages orally and in written form
• Service-oriented approach
• Excellent level (C1) in English is mandatory, excellent level (C1) in French would be highly appreciated

Starting date: 15 May 2021

Contact
Please submit your electronic application until 5th April 2021 with one single PDF of max. 5MB (including all relevant information) to jobs@eifer.org with reference to the offer “21J007”.
For additional information please contact David Eyler (david.eyler@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, 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 applicant should hold a Master degree (or equivalent) or a PhD in environmental economics or environmental engineering.
• Knowledge in environmental management systems, with a focus on biodiversity, ecosystem services and impact assessment related issues
• 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 position is initially 2 years, starting on 1st May 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 11th April 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 “21J010”.
For additional information concerning the work please contact Nicole Pini (nicole.pini@eifer.org).
For additional information concerning EIFER, please have a look on our website www.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

The European Institute for Energy Research (EIFER) was established as collaboration between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Électricité de France SA (EDF) and is located in Karlsruhe, Germany. Today EIFER has a multi-cultural team of more than 100 employees. The team “Energy Transition, Markets, Environment” is currently looking for a student interested in regulatory and market challenges occurring from the implementation of post-covid recovery plans dedicated to the energy sector in Germany (hydrogen, electric-mobility, coal phase-out, etc.).

Work description
The student will support our team on:
• Monitoring regulatory developments linked with the energy transition
• Analysing/mapping support policies (on EU and German level), market organization and players
• Literature research and evaluation of transition models
• Preparing and conducting interviews

Required qualifications/skills/interests:
• Student in the area of energy policy and/or energy economics
• Interest in and knowledge on the topics related to the German energy transition
• Fluent French and excellent written German comprehension. Good knowledge of English is mandatory.
• Synthetic and analytic thinking and ability to understand systemic interactions with other fields

Conditions:
• Duration: 6 months, depending on the student’s availability
• Start: as soon as possible
• Working hours: 39.5 hours per week
• Compensation: 460€ basis
• Place of work: Depending on the evolution of Covid-19 related restrictions: remotely or in EIFER: Technologiepark, Emmy-Noether-Straße 11, 76131 Karlsruhe

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please submit your electronic application with one single pdf of max. 5MB to jobs@eifer.org with reference to the offer number 21J011.
For additional information concerning the work please contact Florence Billault-Chaumartin, Tel.: +49 721 6105 1351, billault-chaumartin@eifer.org

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) 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 100 researchers. The hydrogen team is currently looking for a student in the scope of a prospective study related to hydrogen early markets.

The student will be responsible for carrying-on two different studies. In the first study he/she will analyze all the components of the H2 supply chain, getting an understanding on all the available technologies and solutions for the industrial use of H2. All the results will be implemented in an encyclopedic page.
The second study will consist in a market analysis on all the renewable sources available in France and that could be linked to the electrolytic H2 production (green H2). The student will analyze the already installed capacity of the main renewable sources (wind and solar), trying to get detailed information on them. Furthermore, he/she will carry-on a study on the potential capacity that could be installed in the coming years in France.

The assigned tasks involve:
• Building an encyclopedic and interactive page on the H2 supply chain
– Get a knowledge on all the bricks that are part of the H2 supply chain
– Implement the page on EIFERplatform
– Develop dynamic module
• Analysis of hydrogen news and hydrogen players
• Analysis of the current and future French installed renewable sources
– Evaluation of the installed power of wind turbines and solar panels
– Study on the age of the installed technologies, trying to understand how many will go out of the feed in tariff
– Mapping of the results

Required qualifications / skills / interests:
The position is aiming at students in technical/economics sciences.
• Interested in the field of energy and environment
• Motivated and ability to work independently
• Good communication and organizational skills
• Programming skills is not compulsory but would be appreciated
• Fluent in English, French or German would be appreciated

Conditions:
• Duration: 4 months, starting as soon as possible
• Working hours: 39.5 hours per week
• Monthly compensation: 450€
• Place of work: 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). Please refer to the offer number 21J002.
For additional information concerning the work, please contact Renato Luise, luise@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.

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 investigate public databases in order to get information about European and National projects involving hydrogen. In this context, he/she should be able to understand the potential success of these projects. The student will be responsible then to get more information on the most interesting hydrogen projects, evaluating their future scalability and repeatability.

The assigned tasks involve:
• Survey the hydrogen projects in Europe
– Analysis and mapping of current and upcoming hydrogen projects in France
– Get detailed information on the most interesting hydrogen projects
– Analysis and mapping of current and upcoming hydrogen projects in EU5 (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK)

• Emerging conclusions / Key factors for success
– Interactive maps, able to show all the main characteristics of each project (e.g. coordinates, sector of application, funders, etc.)
– Evaluation of the success, future scalability and repeatability of the main hydrogen projects developed in France

Required qualifications / skills / interests:
The position is aiming at students in technical/economics sciences.
• Interested in the field of energy and environment
• Knowledge in Geographic information system (QGIS/ArcGIS – intermediate level)
• Analysis of public databases (mostly written in French)
• Fluent in French and English, additional knowledge of German would be of value

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 €

Contact
If you want to join a highly motivated research group, please forward your electronic application with one single PDF of max. 5MB including all relevant information (curriculum vitae and cover letter) to jobs@eifer.org. Please refer to the offer number 19J013.
For additional information concerning the work please contact: Renato Luise: luise@eifer.org, Tel. +49 (0) 721/6105-1418.