Job Announcement
February 2 2021
MET-ABM.01.2021

Position for a Researcher on Modelling Energy Transition (MET) Program of Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)

Modelling the Energy Transition Research Program – MET
FEEM’s “Modelling the Energy Transition Research Program” (MET) research program aims to build, maintain, and use mathematical models designed to capture the economic, social, environmental dimensions of the Energy Transition. This work translates into top-quality academic studies typically characterized by relevant implications for policy-makers and for the policy debate at both national and international levels. The main project of MET is the formulation of an agent-based model to study the likelihood of energy transition toward sustainable growth in presence of climate change. This innovative approach brings together the main factors driving the change in global energy dynamics, technological, economic, and sociological aspects. The MET program applies this methodology to a wide range of issues (energy demand and supply, business cycles, infrastructures development, socio-economic impacts of energy policies) that are explored from a bottom-up perspective to address the complexity of the energy transition.

Job Description
In the context of a project on the Economic Models for Energy Transition, the MET Program of Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei is seeking a Researcher with background/experience in macro and micro economic models, especially focused on agent-based modelling. The project will build a new agent-based model designed to characterize the energy transition toward a decarbonized world.

The successful Candidate will join a team working on the model, including publishing the results of the research work in top field journals. Within the project’s aims and scope, the candidate will also have some room to carry out autonomous research.

Requirements
The research activities of the MET program are primarily oriented to the development of an agent-based model and relate to the spheres of environmental economics and policy, macroeconomics, development economics A background in economics and agent-based modeling, as demonstrated by the achievement of at least an MSc in a subject area related to the job description is compulsory. A PhD in economics is compulsory.
The ideal candidate
  • is familiar with the agent-based approach to the study of economic systems;
  • has sufficient command of coding with Matlab;
  • is highly committed in developing a research project;
  • can work independently;
  • is proficient in English.
Salary Depending on experience.

Timing
As soon as the Candidate is available. One year contract full-time, renewable; further prospects after this project ends.

Location
As soon as the Covid-19 situation allows, the Candidate will work at FEEM headquarters offices in Milan, Italy.

Application Documents
The Candidate will need to attach to his/her application the following documents:
  • Motivation Letter (required);
  • CV including a list of publications and participation to funded projects (required);
  • Letters of reference are a plus.

How to apply
Interested applicants should submit their application including motivation letter and a detailed curriculum vitae here. CV without a motivation letter will not be considered. Please mention ref: MET-ABM.01.2021 in the application.

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