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Host Organization

Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

Application Deadline: 31 March 2023

Target Audience


SEI Researcher on electrification and industry decarbonization

SEI is recruiting a new researcher to work with the low carbon industrial transition and transport electrification. The SEI researcher will be part of SEI’s growing Energy and Industry Transitions (EIT) team as well as the Secretariat for the Leadership Group for Industrial Transition (LeadIT).

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Type of contract: One-year temporary position with possibility for renewal
Deadline: 31 March 2023
Start date: As soon as possible

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The successful candidate will initially focus on the following two projects on equal terms:

The first project focuses on analysing charging infrastructure demand developments for different user groups and transport market segments. The researcher is expected to contribute to the EIT team’s ongoing research work on accelerating the transition to electrified transport, by using analytical skills for interpreting results and engaging with stakeholders.

The second project is work within the SEI-hosted LeadIT Secretariat. LeadIT gathers countries and companies that are committed to reaching net-zero carbon emissions from industry by 2050. The Secretariat work covers a range of hard-to-abate industries, focusing on the steel and cement industries in particular, and the work is often done in close collaboration with other international institutions, such as UN entities and the G20 organization.

The SEI Researcher role

The work includes carrying out research and translating research to policy-relevant insights.

In the charging infrastructure project, this means carrying out a synthesis of best available evidence from Swedish and international studies. The SEI researcher will have a central role in reporting project insights to decision-makers regarding how charging infrastructure planning can be improved.

In LeadIT, the SEI researcher role includes working closely with the other LeadIT Secretariat members on a variety of tasks: for example, industry roadmaps and formulating briefs and policy recommendations on issues at the frontier of the global industrial green transition, as well as international work in the field.

Key duties and responsibilities of the SEI researcher include:

  • Review, analyse and synthesize evidence on charging infrastructure needs across different vehicle and user groups for accelerating transport electrification.
  • Formulate briefs and policy recommendations on transport electrification, industrial green transition, or road maps for the green transition.
  • Develop and contribute policy knowledgesuch as tracking regulatory initiatives in the EU that influence the industrial transition, sharing this with the LeadIT Secretariat team and developing LeadIT’s contributions to the members.
  • Together with other team members of the LeadIT Secretariat, formulate policy advice for the hard-to-abate industry sectors, from a holistic and multisectoral viewpoint.
  • Engage with stakeholders and contribute to identifying new research areas to further explore energy system decarbonization, industry transition, and equitable access to infrastructure.

Who you are

The ideal candidate has a couple of years’ experience either in research or policymaking, and an education or otherwise tangible experience of working with low carbon transitions. The work requires both technical and/or policy know-how and interest. Experience of heavy industry sectors and transport electrification is desirable. Flexibility is needed, as is a keen interest in the ongoing energy transition across sectors that need to decarbonize.

You preferably have a proven track record of delivering results and outputs in complex projects and of working with multicultural and multifunctional teams, as well as with multiple stakeholders, in the field of environmental sustainability. You are motivated by the opportunity to contribute to research, policy development and implementation of projects in the fields of low carbon transition and policy in a dynamic international context.

To succeed in the SEI researcher role, you need proven expertise in analysis, and interest in developing and influencing environmental and climate-related policymaking, on a national and/or international level. Having previous experience of similar roles is an advantage, but not a requirement.

You are proactive, self-driven and structured with a willingness to learn, listen and share. You are goal-oriented and able to multitask and meet deadlines effectively. You value maintaining good working relationships internally and with project stakeholders.

Required qualifications and experience for SEI researcher role

  • A master’s degree in a relevant subject (e.g., environmental science, economics, industrial economy, energy systems, political science). Candidates with a PhD are also welcome to apply.
  • Work experience in a relevant field.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

Ideally, the candidate would also bring:

  • Experience working in multidisciplinary diverse teams, including teams comprised of researchers, technical experts, and policymakers.
  • Proven capacity for creative and innovative research and policy analysis focusing on low carbon innovation, in either the energy sector, mobility sector, or heavy industry sector.
  • Work experience in developing country contexts.
  • Experience working in a multilateral organization or industry experience is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of Swedish is an advantage.

SEI offer

At SEI HQ, they offer stimulating work in an international environment. You will be part of a leading multinational, multidisciplinary and multilingual team of experts in an organization where the well-being and development of our employees is a high priority. SEI value diversity and creativity. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. SEI ambition is to provide a safe, professional and creative workspace for all.

Employment at SEI HQ includes:

  • Collective agreement following Swedish union labour practices, including pension and many other collectively agreed benefits
  • Annual healthcare contribution and additional benefits connected to promoting employee well-being such as yearly health check-ups
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development
  • Flexible working hours, 37.5-hour work week and a generous number of vacation days
  • Being part of a leading international organization that works to bridge science to policy and practice in the fields of the environment and development.

Additional information

The SEI researcher role is a one-year temporary position with possibility for renewal and placed at SEI HQ in Stockholm, Sweden. SEI apply a standard six-month probation period. SEI is reviewing applications on an ongoing basis, and the start date is as soon as possible or by arrangement.

You need not be a Swedish or EU citizen nor have a work or residence permit to apply for a job at SEI HQ.

SEI has a hybrid work environment, which allows employees to share their time between the SEI office and working remotely from their homes in Sweden. Please note that it is not possible to work outside of Sweden.

How to apply

SEI is reviewing applications on an ongoing basis, so please submit your application as soon as possible and no later than 31 March, 23:00 Stockholm local time.

Applications should be written in English and consist of a short CV and cover letter (maximum one page). SEI only accept applications through its recruitment system, please apply online using the button below and include:

  • Cover letter highlighting relevant qualifications and experience
  • Curriculum vitae.



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