Scientist specializing in the quantitative evaluation of (macro)economic impacts related to energy system transformations

  • Contract
  • Germany
  • Posted 3 weeks ago

Forschungszentrum Jülich

Your Job:

  • Maintain, and update quantitative methods for assessing economic impacts of the energy transition at the national and regional levels
  • Develop dynamic and multisectoral economic models to gain insights into complex systems and inform decision-making
  • Design and evaluate scenarios that focus on energy systems and structural change, assessing their potential impact
  • Develop and evaluate transformation paths that are necessary to address the challenges posed by climate change
  • Present research findings at national and international conferences, utilizing effective communication skills to convey insights clearly and succinctly
  • Publish research results in reputable scientific journals to share knowledge and contribute to the advancement of the field

Your Profile:

  • Possession of a master`s degree, ideally with a PhD, in economics or a related discipline from a reputable university
  • Strong knowledge in econometrics / applied quantitative methods, with the ability to apply this knowledge to real-world problems
  • Proficiency in data analysis and programming using at least one statistical program such as R, Python, or similar programming languages
  • Capability to acquire third-party funded projects to support research activities
  • Skills in publishing research results in relevant scientific journals
  • Excellent command of English, both spoken and written
  • Understanding of the German language is an asset
  • Willingness and ability to collaborate effectively in an international, interdisciplinary team environment
  • High level of flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work under pressure, while also demonstrating a strong commitment to achieving research goals

Our Offer:

We work on the very latest issues that impact our society and are offering you the chance to actively help in shaping the change! We support you in your work with:

  • A highly motivated working group as well as international and interdisciplinary working environment at one of Europe`s largest research establishments
  • Outstanding scientific and technical infrastructure
  • Opportunity to participate in (international) conferences and project meetings
  • Comprehensive training courses and individual opportunities for personal and professional further development
  • Extensive company health management
  • Ideal conditions for balancing work and private life, as well as a family-friendly corporate policy
  • Flexible work (location) arrangements, e.g. remote work
  • A full-time position with the option of slightly reduced working hours, 30 days of annual leave and an attractive regulation for bridging days
  • Targeted services for international employees, e.g. through our International Advisory Service

We offer you an exciting and varied role in an international and interdisciplinary working environment. The position is for a fixed term of 3 years, with possible long-term prospects. Salary and social benefits will conform to the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD-Bund) depending on the applicant’s qualifications and the precise nature of the tasks assigned to them.

We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds, e.g. in terms of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation / identity, and social, ethnic and religious origin. A diverse and inclusive working environment with equal opportunities in which everyone can realize their potential is important to us.

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