Vacancy at the Energy and Industry Geography Lab of the European Commission

Dear all,

We are looking for a new colleague in our Energy and Industry Geography Lab team!


As the science and knowledge service of the Commission, the mission of DG Joint Research Centre (JRC) is to support EU policies with independent evidence throughout the whole policy cycle.

The JRC is located in 5 Member States (Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain). The current vacancy is in the ‘Knowledge for the Energy Union’ Unit of Directorate C – Energy, Transport & Climate. Our mission is to support the delivery of the European Green Deal and the transition to a climate-neutral economy with scientific evidence, through the mapping and analysis of relevant knowledge and data, the generation of new evidence, the anticipation of evolving trends and effective communication.

The unit is also managing the Energy and Industry Geography Lab, a spatial data hub that brings together a wealth of energy-related data in an easy-to-use, map-based interface to support energy infrastructure planning, and was launched in 2021.

Our staff (about 50) is mainly based in Petten (NL). A convenient bus service connects our offices to the cities of Alkmaar and Amsterdam. Children of employees can attend the European School Bergen. More information about the benefits of working for the European Commission can be found here: Contract agents | EU Careers.


We offer a dynamic position in an international organisation with a competitive salary and benefits. You will be working at the interface between science and policy, contributing to industrial and energy policies with scientific analysis.

In this position you will be interacting with EU policymakers and stakeholders from academia and European industry. The position offers opportunities for continuous professional development, training and participation in international conferences and policy-relevant forums.

The position:

As Project Officer you will be part of the Energy and Industry Geography Lab team and support the Commission’s policymaking underpinning the decarbonisation of our society with a focus on industry. You are expected to:

  • perform spatial and regional analyses of future energy and industrial infrastructure needs and bottlenecks;

  • assess the spatial relationship between energy demand and supply and the market for clean energy sources (such as renewable power and hydrogen);

  • build and maintain datasets of the Energy and Industry Geography Lab using public and proprietary data sources, and models to expand our understanding and substantiate our assessments;

Please apply here, deadline 20 October: JRC: Recruitment of grantholder, trainees, graduate trainees & auxiliary contract staff (Code 2022-PTT-C7-FGIV-021728 - PETTEN)

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