JOB ANNOUNCEMENT [ref. SAS-BUSINESS.11.2016] 1 Position for a junior researcher in Environmental Economics
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) is looking for a qualified and motivated junior researcher to fill a position in the field of environmental economics and policy. The candidate will join the team working in the area of “Society and sustainability” (SAS) a research program aimed at deepening the knowledge on the topic of societal changes needed to enhance the climate change mitigation and adaptation capacity. The research aims at understanding how firms respond to the environmental challenge and how markets evolve to meet the demand for sustainability in terms of new products and services. FEEM is a leading research institute on sustainable development and offers an invaluable research environment and an interdisciplinary workplace, with diverse skills and international staff. FEEM has strong ties to a worldwide network of research institutions engaged in environmental research and provide excellent opportunities to focus on research, and disseminate results in international conferences and stakeholders events.
The selected applicant will be based in Milan (Italy) and will work alongside experienced researchers on topics related to the policy analysis in three main areas of investigation: a) firms and climate change risks mitigation b) societal change and business innovation for sustainability; c) decarbonization pathways and the role of financial sector. The candidate will participate in conferences and workshops and is expected to contribute to dissemination activities by also writing short articles and blog posts. The job assignment is expected to begin in February 2017.
The contract is for 12 months and can be subject to renewal. Gross salary is competitive and will be based on qualification and experience. Requirements A background in economic policy, environmental policy or environmental economics is preferred although the selection is also open to candidates with a different background (political sciences, management). A Ph.D. in a related subject is not strictly required (although it will be valued positively) but a MSc or MA in a field related to environmental economic and policy is compulsory. Study or work experience abroad is highly valued. Proficiency (C1) in English is mandatory and knowledge of Italian is valued positively. The ideal candidate has completed his/her postgraduate studies in the field of environmental economics and policy and has proven work experience in the area.
How to apply
Applicants can submit their application and detailed curriculum vitae here. Please mention ref: SAS-BUSINESS.11.2016 in the application.
Deadline for applications
FEEM will begin considering candidates immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit your application at your earliest convenience and mention ref: SAS-BUSINESS.11.2016.
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT [ref. ESP-Sub-Sahara.11.2016] 1 Position for a junior researcher in “Energy Scenarios and Policy” Research Programme
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), a leading research institute and think tank, focused on fostering a better understanding of sustainable development and providing timely and objective analysis on a wide range of environmental, energy and global economic issues, aims at recruiting a motivated and talented researcher to cover an open position within the Energy Scenarios and Policy (ESP) Research Programme.
The Energy Scenarios and Policy research programme aims to carry out interdisciplinary, scientifically sound, prospective and policy-oriented applied research, targeted at political and business decision makers. This aim is achieved through an integrated quantitative and qualitative analysis of energy scenarios and policies and applies this methodology to a wide range of issues (energy demand and supply, infrastructures, financing, market analyses, socio-economic impacts of energy policies) that are explored from economic, geopolitical and institutional perspectives.
Selected applicants are expected to begin their assignments in early 2017. Job-on-project contract on a coordinated and continuative basis will be offered. Gross salary is competitive and will depend, among other factors, on the individual profile of the applicant. Research will be carried out at the FEEM premises in Milan, Italy.
The ideal candidate should have one or more graduate degree(s) in economics, engineering and/or political sciences. (S)he needs to be very motivated for interdisciplinary energy studies and in particular energy economics and policy. Previous work experience on energy studies, in particular on Sub Saharan Africa, are an important plus.
Proficiency in English is mandatory and a good knowledge of French is considered extremely valuable.
The candidate will be involved in the analysis of energy transition in Sub-Saharan Africa which includes the following key activities:
Explore the link of energy and economic and social development;
Explore the issue of energy access and rural electrification;
Examine the potential for arbitrage between renewables and fossil fuels;
Explore the future role of renewables (on grid and off-grid) and their integration into the energy systems;
Examine how oil and gas producers can maximize the value of their resources;
Identify the benefits of greater regional integration of the energy sector (including energy interconnections);
Collaborate in formulating policy recommendations.
It is possible to combine this research position with carrying out a PhD. In this case, the candidate will need to find her/himself a host university for the PhD.
FEEM offers a truly interdisciplinary workplace and has strong ties to a worldwide network of research institutions engaged in energy research. Selected applicants will interact with researchers of different nationalities and have the opportunity to present scientific papers at international conferences and workshops.
How to apply
Applicants can submit their application and detailed curriculum vitae here. Please mention the following job position reference number: ESP-Sub-Sahara.11.2016 in the application.
Deadline for applications
FEEM will begin considering candidates immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit your application at your earliest convenience and mention ref: ESP-Sub-Sahara.11.2016.