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Scientific Project Manager Smart Microgrids and Local Energy Communities

Are you passionate about research and development in the field of sustainable energy? Do you want to work in a young dynamic team where innovation is written in its DNA? Then your next challenge might be at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in the EVERGi research team.

evergi diagramIn the near future, our energy system will undergo dramatic changes. Nuclear power and fossil fuels will be replaced by digitally connected renewable energy assets, based on innovative technologies for generation and storage. The EVERGi research team aims to foster this transition by carrying out cutting-edge research enabling the seamless and efficient integration of these assets in the grid of tomorrow. EVERGi has joined forces with the Green Energy Park  in Zellik, a unique and ambitious living lab at the edge of Brussels, in order to allow university, authorities and the industry collaborate to deploy, test, and assess near-to-market solutions in real-life circumstances. EVERGi is a research team part of  MOBI (Mobility, Logistics and Automotive Technology Research Centre), an international and multidisciplinary research centre with more than 100 specialists in mobility and energy. Recently EVERGI has been successful in acquiring innovative research projects on both the national and European level. Hence, we are hiring a

Scientific Project Manager Smart Microgrids and Local Energy Communities

Your tasks will be diverse. First and foremost, we expect you to conduct and coordinate part of our front-running research activities and carry out the scientific management of several projects while ensuring the high quality of the results. In addition, you will support new project development and participate in dissemination activities such as publishing papers and attending conferences. Finally, you offer guidance and coaching to a group of PhD students.

We expect you to have an academic PhD degree in Electricity or Energy and have knowledge of the electricity grid and/or multi-energy grids. You posses excellent communication skills in English and can work both in a team and independently, while carrying out complex tasks. Finally, you are proactive and have people management skills.

The VUB hires employees with a long-term mindset. Therefore, we offer a competitive salary, hospitalization insurance, free use of public transport for travel to and from work, extensive sporting facilities and a nursery on campus. You can expect a young, international and challenging work environment at the cutting edge of innovative research at our campus in Brussels, the heart of Europe.

Interested? Please send your CV and motivation letter to ashleigh.hruz@vub.be before January 31, 2022