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Post-Doctoral Fellow in Energy Economics (ref.no. EEWRC_PDFEE_20_02)

Reference Number
EEWRC_PDFEE_20_02
Job Description

The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a non-profit research and educational institution with a strong scientific and technological orientation, emphasizing international collaborations and cross-disciplinary research and post graduate education. CyI, through its established research centers, addresses challenging issues that are important at both the regional and international levels. Many of its research activities are being carried out in partnership with leading institutions in the respective thematic areas.

The successful candidate will enhance the group of Energy Planning and Analysis within the activities of the Energy Division of the Institute’s Energy, Environment and Water Research Center (EEWRC). This field is a growing part of EEWRC’s portfolio and is expected to increase its activities in view of the needs arising from the global energy transition and the need to address national, regional and global climate challenges. The main research topics, among others, include long-term energy modelling, impact assessment of energy policy scenarios and technoeconomic assessment of energy technologies. These topics are considered central to the connections between the centers of the Cyprus Institute, vital for the continuous collaboration with local and regional policy makers, and necessary for CyI’s mission to become a regional hub of high-quality energy policy research.

The successful candidate is expected to have an economics background with strong research output and post-doctoral experience in the interactions of energy and the economy, preferably with empirical work in one or more of the following fields:

  • Macroeconomic impact of energy and climate policies at national, regional or global level
  • Economic modelling of energy and/or carbon markets
  • Simulations of the impact of sustainable energy technologies or policies with the aid of behavioural economic models

They are expected to support current energy policy research at CyI, but also be able to attract research funding from national or international sources in order to initiate new research in energy economics.

The appointment will be at the Post-Doctoral Fellow rank and the initial period of the appointment will be for a duration of οne year, with the option of renewal up to at least 30 months subject to performance. Further extension will depend on the needs of the Cyprus Institute and the availability of funding. The annual salary for the position will be internationally competitive based on the experience level of the selected candidate. In addition to the salary, the post-doctoral fellow will have a career development plan tailored to her or his specific circumstances, interests, experience and skills, which will include training at CyI and participation in international conferences and events. In addition, the post-doctoral fellow will have the opportunity to assist in the supervision of doctoral students who study at the CyI’s Graduate School.

The appointment will be on a full time basis

Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be responsible for helping to shape and advance the Cyprus Institute's and EEWRC's research agenda by: 

  1. Helping secure financial and other resources from national and international sources;
  2. Initiating and sustaining high-level collaborative projects with leading research institutions that conduct research in areas related to her/his respective fields;
  3. Assisting in building a transdisciplinary research environment and collaborations with other research areas where energy plays a key role;
  4. Communicating the results and implications of research conducted in EEWRC at all levels, including academic, popular and policy-related.
Job Requirements

Qualifications:

  1. PhD in Energy Economics (or related subject) 
  2. Proven research record of international standing in this field
  3. Familiarity with work structured from projects with external funding, especially Europe’s flagship research frameworks (Horizon2020 etc.) and/or national equivalent schemes.
  4. Excellent knowledge of the English language both verbally and in writing.
  5. Excellent knowledge of MS office and internet IT tools
  6. Previous experience in monitoring and reporting of national and EU-funded projects
  7. High level of communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt to a multicultural/multidisciplinary environment
  8. High level organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills

Preferred/Desirable Qualifications and Experience

  1. Preference will be given to candidates who already have experience at post-doctoral level in relevant fields of research.
  2. Familiarity with energy and climate policies in Europe or the Middle East.
  3. Solid quantitative and analytical skills.
  4. Familiarity with statistical analysis platforms, economic/econometric simulations, and agent-based modelling.

 

Application/Contact

Application

For full consideration, interested applicants should process their application at The Cyprus Institute JobBoard (http://jobboard.cyi.ac.cy/) based on the instructions given. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae including a letter of interest, and a list of 3 references (including contact information) (all documentation should be in English and in PDF Format). For further information, please contact Nestor Fylaktos , (n.fylaktos@cyi.ac.cy). Please note that applications which do not follow the announcement’s guidelines will not be considered.

Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. 

Contact Person: Nestor Fylaktos

References: 3

Reference Number:  EEWRC_PDFEE_20_02

 

Opening Date
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Closing Date
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Center
Status
Open