Research Associate – including the possibility of a doctorate (m/f/d)

We are looking for you as soon as possible for the position of Research Associate (m/f/d) – with the possibility of a doctorate for the Institute of Energy Economics at the University of Cologne gGmbH (EWI).

Your tasks

  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis of German, European, and global energy markets
  • Analysis of current issues regarding decarbonization, decentralization, and digitalization of the energy system
  • Implementation of consulting projects for industrial clients and political decision-makers
  • Acquisition, planning, and implementation of longer-term research projects
  • Contribution to studies and workshops with our network partners
  • Writing short articles on current developments of the electricity/gas market
  • Presenting results to executives from the energy industry and politics
  • Working hours: Full-time

What you offer

  • Excellent degree in economics, industrial engineering, engineering, or other quantitative subjects with economic relevance
  • Well above average analytical skills (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Profound knowledge of the German and the European electricity/gas market is an advantage
  • Knowledge of computer-based modeling is an advantage
  • Creativity for solving complex problems
  • Excellent verbal and written expression and reasoning skills in German and English language
  • Confident, customer-oriented appearance

What we offer

  • Exciting projects, such as research on developments in the European electricity market, the coupling of the electricity, heat, and transport sectors, the digitalization of the energy industry, or decentralized generation.
  • Complex research using modern economic methods
  • The opportunity to study for a doctorate at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Cologne
  • Great personal responsibility in advising decision-makers from industry and politics
  • Network into the energy industry and energy policy, incl. the EWI alumni community
  • Collaboration in a team where ingenuity, passion, and creativity play a key role role

Wir vom EWI sehen uns als Wissensfabrik mit dem Auftrag, neues Wissen über zunehmend komplexe Energiemärkte zu schaffen. Unser Ansatz ist es, energieökonomische Methoden weiterzuentwickeln und in konkreten Fragestellungen für die Praxis anzuwenden. Unser Wissensgewinn soll die öffentliche Diskussion bereichern und in Forschungsvorhaben sowie in Beratungsprojekten für Industrie und Politik nutzbar werden.

At the EWI, we see ourselves as a knowledge factory with the mission to create new knowledge about increasingly complex energy markets. Our approach is to develop energy economic methods further and apply them in concrete questions for practical use. Our knowledge acquisition is intended to enrich the public debate and help consulting projects for industry and policymakers.

Are you interested? Then send us your application by e-mail in one single file with the subject “Application as Research Associate” to:

Dr. Johannes Wagner
Institute of Energy Economics at the University of Cologne gGmbH
Vogelsanger Str. 321a, 50827 Cologne, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)221 277 29-105



Tobias Sprenger
Senior Research Consultant