STS:are sökes till rollen som Research Associate hos SEI
Research Associate — Techno-economical analysis of Swedish decarbonization pathways
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Deadline: 25 January 2020, 23:59 CEST
Start date: April 2020 (or earliest possible date)
We are now recruiting a highly motivated early-career colleague (Research Associate) with an engineering degree, quantitative skills and an interest in an interdisciplinary analysis of how Sweden can transition to a net-zero emission country by 2045. The successful candidate will be based at SEI headquarters in Stockholm and will develop and execute interdisciplinary research on socio-technical systems, with a particular focus on techno-economical analysis, financing and investment needs, but also policy analysis and work on scenarios and roadmaps towards decarbonization. The set of projects depends on the profile of the successful candidate and the availability of existing projects.
Research Associates at SEI support research and project work, project proposals writing, and the communication of project findings. Research Associates works independently as well as in teams, supporting and facilitating the work of other colleagues and project leaders, and report progress to the project leaders and line-manager.
The Stockholm Environment Institute is a dynamic, expanding workplace that employs around 90 people from 28 different nationalities in an activity-based office in central Stockholm (Garnisonen), and with an additional 140 employees in centres around the world.
Key duties and responsibilities include
- Techno-economic analysis of zero-emission solutions and innovation systems for Swedish heavy industry and transport systems, specifically focused on value chain mapping, investments, costs, and energy system integration
- Analysis of socio-technical transitions including technological roadmaps and policy-making needed for a fossil-fuel-free Sweden in 2045
- Analysis of options for how to finance demonstration and deployment of innovative technologies necessary for Sweden to become fossil fuel-free by 2045
- Support with writing research publications and funding proposals
- Contribute to stakeholder engagement activities such as assistance on workshops and seminars
Who you are
We are looking for an early career colleague with an MSc degree in engineering that has quantitative skills as well as keen and broad interest in analysis of how Sweden can transition to a net-zero emission country by 2045. Near-native proficiency in Swedish is a necessity as well as fluency in written and spoken English.
You are a highly analytical person, with excellent communication skills and an ability to work in teams in diverse and exciting research environments. As a person you are driven and results oriented. The candidate is expected to be able to work independently, both when it comes to basic research tasks as well as administrative ones.
Formal qualifications and knowledge
- MSc degree in relevant engineering field, e.g., energy systems analysis, industrial ecology, industrial engineering and management, socio-technical systems, sustainable technology, or similar
- Proven track record of undertaking quantitative analysis, e.g., energy modelling, cost analysis, financial analysis, handling large quantitative data-sets, or other relevant quantitative and analytical experience
- Near-native proficiency in Swedish
- Excellent written and oral skills in English
The following qualifications and experience are considered as merits:
- Previous intradisciplinary experience with innovation system analysis or socio-technical systems analysis using MLP, TIS or similar frameworks
- Previous experience with qualitative methods and/or background or courses in, e.g., social science, political science
- Previous experience in stakeholder interactions such as organizing workshops or policy dialogues
- A demonstrable interest in the politics and experiences of developing countries
- Previous experience with project management
Personal skills required in the position
- Curiosity in new topics
- Interest in supporting the team in a range of tasks
- Commitment to develop innovative research products and possess good writing skills
- Good interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments with a high level of proactivity
- Ability to deliver high-quality outputs in a fast-paced environment with limited supervision
How to apply
We are reviewing applications on an ongoing basis so please submit your application as soon as possible, however, no later than 25 January 2020, 23:59 Stockholm local time. Please note that we do not accept applications via email. All applications must be submitted online.
Applications should be written in English and consist of a short CV and cover letter (maximum 1 page).
As we only accept applications through our recruitment system, please apply online using the button below and include:
- Cover letter highlighting relevant qualifications and experience
- Curriculum vitae
Inquiries concerning the content of the position can be directed to Björn Nykvist, Research Fellow; Bjorn.firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquiries regarding the recruitment process can be directed to My Persson, Recruitment and Competence Specialist; email@example.com.
Interviews will be held in February 2020.