The European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) AISBL is the largest low carbon energy research community in Europe and worldwide. EERA brings together more than 250 organizations from 30 countries, the key role of EERA is the coordination of public R&D on the energy transition in Europe, in close cooperation with the European Commission. EERA is the official research pillar of the EU Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan). In full alignment with the EU 2050 Climate objective, the mission of EERA is to “catalyze European energy research to achieve a climate neutral society by 2050”.
Transitioning to a climate neutral society consists in a sustainable and socially fair transformative process shifting from fossil fuels towards a generalized use of clean energy technologies and systems. It encompasses all the technological, social, economic, and political dimensions and requires accelerated cross-sectoral, multi-disciplinary and collaborative transformative actions to concur in the 3 coming decades.
EERA currently runs 18 Joint research Programmes (JPs), which altogether cover the full research spectrum on low carbon energy technologies and systems, as well as on policy and social aspects of the clean energy transition.
Furthermore, EERA has recently developed a robust conceptual framework to define best possible technological and societal pathways to climate neutrality. Under this framework, JPs work in synergy under a single unified systemic and holistic vision.
To pursue its strategy, EERA is currently looking for a Senior Clean Energy Transition Expert to support its central office in Brussels.
The Senior Clean Energy Transition Expert will be part of EERA Secretariat team which bridges clean energy research and policy in the EU. A successful candidate is expected to have a solid, preferable interdisciplinary, background in sustainability, climate, and clean energy. The expert should be able to have a holistic understanding of the climate and clean energy research and policies and should be able to synthesize and integrate research activities carried out by EERA and translate them, where relevant, into recommendations to policymakers.
A successful candidate will reinforce EERA’s positioning as a high-profile organization, providing cutting-edge expertise on high systems-level energy transition scenarios, by closely collaborating with research leaders from the JPs and experts from the Secretariat.
(S)he is expected to have deep knowledge and understanding of EU climate and energy regulation and good understanding of the EU policy-making process. A selected candidate will contribute to elaborating a unified transformative and systemic vision of future energy generation, storage, distribution, and consumption in the EU society and will enable EERA to best contribute to EU energy transition policy debates from an R&I perspective.
(S)he will work at EERA central office, located in the EU district in Brussels.
Please send your CV and motivation letter (in pdf format) to Mrs. Ronke Cambier (email@example.com) mentioning “Application EERA Senior Clean Energy Transition Expert” by 31 October 2021, 24h00.
The motivation letter (1 page maximum) should highlight your relevant credentials and motivation for the position. Two contacts for professional recommendations must be included in the CV.
The selection of the candidate will be based upon the merit principle. All applications will be answered.