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Head of the Competence Center Energy Policy and Energy Markets
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (www.fraunhofer.com) currently operates 76 institutes and research institutions throughout Germany and is the world’s leading applied research organization. Around 30 000 employees work with an annual research budget of 2.9 billion euros.
Fraunhofer ISI in Karlsruhe is a globally recognized center of excellence in innovation research. The different focuses of our seven Competence Centers and the Joint Innovation Hub enable us to address key issues of innovation dynamics and system transformation in an interdisciplinary manner and from a holistic perspective. The institute offers unparalleled opportunities to apply and develop new approaches in innovation research. Our leading position in theory- and evidence-based consultation gives us unique access to national and international stakeholders in politics, the economy and society. At the same time, we have close ties to numerous universities and research institutions in Germany and abroad, and make a comprehensive contribution to academic discourse. Our mission is to combine the highest scientific excellence with direct relevance.
In the Competence Center Energy Policy and Energy Markets, we analyze and evaluate the political and institutional setting for designing a sustainable energy system. Using a wide range of methods and our highly differentiated quantitative models, we make a critical and constructive contribution to shaping and accelerating the energy transition holistically in Germany, in Europe, and in selected countries and regions across the world. For more information, see https://www.isi.fraunhofer.de/en/competence-center/energiepolitik-energiemaerkte.html
We are looking for a new head of the Competence Center Energy Policy and Energy Markets at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research.
What you will do
You will head the Competence Center Energy Policy and Energy Markets and are therefore responsible for the topics, staff and finances in a core area of Fraunhofer ISI. You will lead the heads of the business units in your Competence Center and support them with regard to their integration into the institute as a whole.
You will support your colleagues in developing their careers and are responsible for guiding and developing the team.
You will play a key role in advising national and international clients from politics, business and society. You will actively contribute to the national and international discourse on energy and climate policy and will represent ISI’s position on these issues to the outside world and vis-à-vis other institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.
You will contribute your scientific ideas and expertise and use your creative leeway to further develop your CC in terms of strategies, topics, methods and organization as well as set new focal points and implement these dynamically and successfully within the scope of the institute’s self-image.
You will work closely and professionally with the heads of the other CCs and the institute directors on further developing Fraunhofer ISI and its strategies.
You will be responsible for general acquisitions and for coordinating acquisitions in your CC and with other CCs. You will manage and work on research and consulting projects, and support your colleagues in their project work.
You will contribute to scientific knowledge gain, also through academic publications, and play an active role in the relevant national and international academic communities.
What you bring to the table
You have completed a PhD and may have other scientific qualifications in the social or natural sciences, economics or engineering.
You have extensive experience at the intersection of research and applications in the context of the energy system and in energy and climate policy issues.
You are experienced in contract research, in cooperating with companies, international cooperation, and policy consultation. You have extensive experience in acquiring research projects from different types of clients.
You are familiar with the processes, networks and forums in politics, business and civil society, and are experienced in communicating scientific results.
You have sound knowledge of the relevant methods and experience in developing methods in an interdisciplinary context.
You are experienced in leading interdisciplinary teams, and have demonstrated your leadership skills, including the ability to motivate others, develop their skills and integrate them.
You work effectively and cooperatively in interdisciplinary and international teams.
Your academic output matches the opportunities and challenges of this position.
Very good German and English language skills are a must.
What you can expect
Interdisciplinary nature: Employees from a wide range of disciplines work together in our project teams. This allows us to bring in diff erentapproaches, methods and ways of thinking that enable truly interdisciplinary project work.
Working as a team: You work independently and take on responsibility in highly motivated teams. Our employees benefit from our flat hierarchy, which promotes an autonomous approach to work.
Infrastructure: Our workplaces are equipped with the latest technology.
Personal development: We help you to advance your personal development through extensive and targeted training.
Compatibility of work and family life: A good work-life balance is important to our employees. Fraunhofer ISI offers flexible working hoursand the opportunity for telework. To further support you, we have cooperation agreements with childcare facilities close to the institute aswell as emergency childcare and homecare/eldercare offers.
Health and fitness: We look after our employees and offer a range of sport and health-related options.
Equal opportunities and diversity: Different experiences and backgrounds are the driving force behind creative ideas and concepts and thus for innovations. We consider diversity to be an enrichment for the work at Fraunhofer. We try to make our teams as balanced as possible – made up of different genders, age groups, cultures and disciplines.
The position is limited to 2 years to start with, but aimed at a permanent contract.The weekly working time is 39 hours. We value and promote the diversity of our employees' skills and therefore welcome all applications – regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, ideology, disability, sexual orientation and identity. Severely disabled persons are given preference in the event of equal suitability. Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD). Additionally Fraunhofer may grant performance-based variable remuneration components.
With its focus on developing key technologies that are vital for the future and enabling the commercial utilization of this work by business and industry, Fraunhofer plays a central role in the innovation process. As a pioneer and catalyst for groundbreaking developments and scientific excellence, Fraunhofer helps shape society now and in the future.
Interested? Apply online now. We look forward to getting to know you!