2 positions for researchers for the programme Sustainable Mobility (SuMo)
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) is looking for two qualified and motivated researchers to fill 2 positions within the research programme on The Sustainable Mobility (SuMo).
The research programme aims to study the economic and social impacts of the transformation and innovations in the transport sector, particularly road transport, and the coherence and effectiveness of the EU’s strategy with respect to the Paris climate objectives. In this context, in light of the supply and demand dynamics of the automotive industry, the programme will analyse strategies that are complementary to existing ones (also with a view to possible policy changes) and will produce scenarios on the evolution of fleets and energy consumption. The programme will start its activities with four workstreams: I) Verifying the plausibility of the scenario for the spread of electric vehicles and studying the mobility preferences of Italian consumers. II) An outline of the possibilities of production, distribution and use of climate-neutral fuels in Italy and in the EU. III) An analysis of the emission-reduction potential of shared mobility and smart working. IV) A focus on the advantages of pedestrian mobility.
The duration of the contract is a one-year term and full-time, with the possibility to renew it. Should the candidate be a Ph.D. student a part-time contract can be negotiated.
The following research competencies and topics are foreseen in the initial phase:
- Transport market analysis;
- Environmental and energy economics;
- Scenario modelling and forecast;
- Consumer behaviour;
- Statistical frameworks for impact assessment.
Candidates are not expected to cover the whole set of competencies and topics, but experience in more than one of them will be considered as a plus.
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 with a worldwide network of research institutions engaged in economic research and provides excellent opportunities to focus on research and disseminate results in international conferences and stakeholders’ events.
The selected applicant will be based in Rome (Italy) and will primarily focus on research projects. The candidate will also be asked to contribute to internal activities including conferences and workshops. As part of his/her duties, the candidate will have to finalize the research efforts in scientific articles. The results of the scientific articles may then be used for dissemination in policy briefs or blog posts.
The job assignment is expected to begin in January 2024. Gross salary is competitive and will be based on qualifications and experience.
A background with solid quantitative skills, as demonstrated by the achievement of at least a M.Sc. in a subject area related to the job description is compulsory (Economics or Engineering). A Ph.D. degree is not compulsory, but it is highly valued.
The ideal candidate:
- Has previous professional experience in a research or policy analysis role.
- Is familiar with the dynamics of the energy and transport sectors and has a keen interest in sustainability issues.
- Has experience in collaborative projects and in working within a multidisciplinary team.
- Is proficient in data analysis with Stata, R, or Python.
How to apply
Applicants can submit their application and detailed curriculum vitae by filling this form.
Please mention ref: SUMO_PLEX-2023 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: SUMO_PLEX-2023.
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