Exciting 2 PhD positions in energy system modelling at new Iberian research centre-CIIAE

Dear openmod community,

The new Iberian Centre for Research in Energy Storage (CIIAE) invites applications for 2 Phd positions in energy system modelling. This search focuses on excellence and previous achievements.

The succesful candidates will benefit from a stimulating research environment to work on some of today’s most pressing energy, environmental and societal challenges, as well as network including research centres and companies in the Iberian Peninsula and abroad.

The specific position as well as conditions of employment can be found in the CIIAE webpage: https://ciiae.org/en/empleo-en/

A description of CIIAE, which has being recently stablished as an international organisation, is given below.

Come and work with us at CIIAE!


Friday 4th of November was a key date for CIIAE, since Spain and Portugal signed an agreement to set up CIIAE, located in Cáceres (Extremadura), as an international organisation.

The Iberian Centre for Research in Energy Storage (CIIAE) aims to be a centre of excellence in research, development and application of energy storage and hydrogen technologies to facilitate the integration of renewable energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Research will cover lab and modelling work at various scales and Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs), as well as including innovative pilot plants. CIIAE provides a stimulating research environment to work on some of today’s most pressing energy, environmental and societal challenges. Candidates will benefit from large network including research centres and companies in the Iberic peninsula and abroad. CIIAE is the most important jointly investment in energy research of Spain and Portugal at the moment (initial funding of more than 100 Million €).

CIIAE is being built in the beautiful city of Cáceres. Caceres in a Unesco heritage city located close to the Portuguese border (100 km). This magical and medieval city, which was a location of King’s Landing in Game of Thrones, is famous for its history, food culture, fizzing modern art, and quality of life while being cheap to live in. Caceres is located in the region of Extremadura, which is a perfect spot for nature-related activities such as hiking, cycling and outdoor swimming, with skiing also being available within 1.5 hr. Half way between Madrid and Lisbon, beautiful beaches from Spain and Portugal are also reachable within 4 hr for a weekend getaway.

In this context, we are recruiting researchers with talent and passion in the coming weeks and months to perform lab and modelling work at various scales and TRLs. And we are creating an energy system modelling group, hiring a senior researcher and offering a postdoc and 2 PhD students as a starting package. Also, some of the jobs can offer long-term prospects, which would be the case for group leaders. Overall, CIIAE is recruiting around 125 research staff including seniors, postdocs, and PhD students, in the next months.

Best regards,

Dr. David Parra Mendoza

Head of Hydrogen and Power-to-X department Iberian Centre for Research in Energy Storage dparra.ciiae@fundecyt-pctex.es

(+34) 618 040 515

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