Research Assistant – Transition to a Low Carbon Society


The Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), offers a one-year full-time research assistant position in order to support the assessment of different climate and energy policies in Spain that will be carried out by the Transition to a Low Carbon Society research line in different projects.

The research assitant is expected to:

  • Help developing the assessment of the different scenarios for greenhouse gas emissions up to 2030 and 2050 for Spain.
  • Help improving an existing in-house developed model and collecting data.
  • Write reports.
  • Engage with multiple stakeholders.
  • Flexibility to collaborate in different tasks.


Experience/skills required:

The applicant should have a degree in Engineering, Economics or similar, with a solid background in the energy field. Having a Master degree is highly value, but it is not compulsory.

  • Applicants should have excellent interpersonal as well as communication skills (both written and oral) in Spanish and English.

Other experience/skills valued:
Previous experience in technical assessments of energy and climate policies is highly valued


Term of contract

The position will be for a period of one year starting in September 2018, with a probation period of 3 months based on the performance of the work carried out by the researcher.


The position will carry competitive salary, matching the academic and professional profile of the applicant, and excellent work conditions.


Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), Biscay (Spain).

Those interested should send their application (2-page CV, one-page motivation letter and names and contact details of two referees) to noting in the subject of the message “Energy_Transition”. Informal enquiries can be made to Prof.  Mikel González-Eguino (


7th of August, 2018

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