Berkeley Lab's Energy Analysis and Environment Impacts (EAEI) Division has
an opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow to join the Energy Efficiency for
Development (EE4D) program and it's new activity on Gender Equality and
EE4D is a global program which provides technical resources and expert advice
to developing countries to support energy efficiency improvements in order to
promote a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable economic development. The
Gender Equality and Energy Efficiency project has a goal to unlock the
benefits of modern energy access for women and enhance their role as agents of
change in promoting clean, affordable, and efficient energy use in Africa.
In this role, you will develop surveys for data collection, analyze data,
develop cost-benefit assessments, and end-use energy consumption modeling
tools that show the impact and economic opportunities for increasing access to
efficient use of electricity for women. Additionally, this role will involve
stakeholder engagement, community engagement, and outreach communication
strategies to increase project impacts.
We are looking for a talented researcher with specific interests in the area
of gender equality assessments as it pertains to energy use and productive use
of energy in developing countries.
What You Will Do:
Conduct research on the economic and social implications of energy access
programs and the role of energy efficiency to promote a more inclusive and
sustainable economic development.
Develop techno-economic analysis and life cycle assessment of efficient
electric equipment adoption in developing countries and analysis policy
and program implications.
Assess the financing opportunities to accelerate the adoption of energy-
efficient equipment through programs that serve women entrepreneurs.
Organize and conduct workshops to disseminate work plans, methods,
techniques, intervention strategies, and results.
Engage with local communities to create general awareness about the
efficient and productive use of energy and to develop field-based research
analysis and program recommendations. This will be done with the help of
Produce and disseminate communication materials about the program and work
with government agencies and NGOs to recommend program designs that can
scale up penetration of efficient electric equipment in identified
Write and contribute to reports and journal papers summarizing methods,
results, conclusions, and/or socio-economic policy implications.
Contribute to developing project plans, reporting progress, and proposals
development for new research.
What is Required:
A recent Ph.D. cross disciplinary field of study related to environment
Demonstrated project experience in community-engaged research and social
Research experience in data analytics, statistics methods, survey
assessment and techno-economic analyses.
Understanding of issues relating to energy demand, energy efficiency and
productive use of energy in developing countries, as well as end-use
energy technologies and policies.
Understanding of issues relating to gender issues and on the design and
implementation of policies and programs to address these issues.
Proven experience in the developing country context and working in
different cultural settings.
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills including the ability
to clearly and concisely publicly present material and contribute to
Willingness to learn and identify methodologies and applications from
other fields such as randomized control testing as applicable for solving
inclusive and sustainable development analysis.
Ability to engage with local and international NGOs and stakeholders and
forge productive working relationships.
What We Prefer:
Experience in project management, planning, monitoring, evaluating and
Understanding of legal and policy frameworks.
Experience working with senior government officials to make policy
Proficiency in a foriegn language.
For full consideration, please apply by September 30, 2021 with the
following application materials:
Cover Letter - Describe your interest in this position and the relevance
of your background.
Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume.
This is a full time, M-F, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), 1
year postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon
satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and
ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 4 years of paid
Salary for postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-
degree and is predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will
be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities
and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not
automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for
Due to COVID-19, this position may initially be performed remotely but
limited to individuals who can reside in the United States. Once Berkeley
Lab resumes full onsite operations, work may resume onsite at Lawrence
Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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Infrastructure; Energy and Environmental Systems Analysis; and Appliance and
Equipment Standards. We develop analytical and experimental methods and tools
to assess the technical, economic, and market potential of energy
technologies, as well as the associated social, economic, health, and
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