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Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), New Delhi

Research Intern – Energy Storage

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  • You will get above-market remuneration​
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Designation offered Research Intern– Energy Storage

Reporting to Research Analyst

Location New Delhi / Remote

Duration 3-6 months

Purpose

CEEW seeks to hire a Research Intern to expand its ongoing research work on battery storage technologies, battery safety, as well as regulations and standards governing the sector. The candidate will be primarily responsible for collecting and analysing data and do preliminary analysis related to the a) current and upcoming technologies affecting the safety of batteries, b) global and Indian regulations that govern battery safety, and c) battery safety-related trends in the electric mobility and stationary storage sectors. CEEW offers an intellectually challenging and conducive work environment, with a focus on research rigour, innovative thinking, and consensus-building.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The successful applicant will assist fellow researchers in undertaking robust quantitative and qualitative analysis. Outlined below are the key duties and responsibilities of this role.

Research

  • Carry out a relevant literature review to support the identification of research questions, approaches and methodologies for analysing the evolving market risks and opportunities in existing/upcoming battery technologies.
  • Review recent reports, journal papers, and other relevant research publications on battery technologies, battery materials and battery safety undertaken at the national and international level.
  • Collect and analyse data relating to battery safety statistics globally.
  • Analyse battery storage deployment and battery fire incidents at the state, national and international level.
  • Conduct research on the regulations and standards governing battery storage, as well as the institutions responsible for drafting and implementing these regulations.
  • Understand the testing and certification process for battery storage in India and globally.

Programme Assistance

  • Assist with project implementation, including preparing presentations, factsheets and other communication material.
  • Contribute to reports and other research products as part of the research team.
  • Accompany team members for meetings with other stakeholders; prepare minutes of the meetings and assist with relevant follow up.
  • Assist in organising webinars, workshops and roundtables as part of the team’s outreach activities.
  • Participate in various team meetings.

Selection Criteria

Education

  • Enrolled in or completed Master’s degree/Bachelor’s degree with a specialisation in electrical/ chemical/ materials/ mechanical engineering, renewable energy technologies, chemistry or related fields.
  • Previous internships in any related fields would be an advantage.

Main Skills

  • Must have strong research skills – capability to carry out literature review is a key requisite, familiarity with research methods is desirable.
  • Familiarity with public policy research techniques and tools is desirable
  • Sound understanding of battery storage technologies (particularly lithium-ion) and their policy and regulatory environment
  • Excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to work on multi-disciplinary projects
  • Experience in dealing with stakeholders (industry, academic, government etc.) preferred

CEEW operates in a dynamic environment and the candidate will be required to show flexibility in undertaking a variety of tasks.

Compensation

Competitive compensation – commensurate to the experience and matching the best of standards adopted by industry or other similar organizations for similar roles.

Application Process

CEEW is an equal opportunity employer and the selection process does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, or caste. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates are requested to send their CV and cover letter (in one pdf) to [email protected] with 'Application –Research Intern – Energy Storage' as the subject line by 15 June 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested applicants are advised to apply at the earliest possible.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We appreciate your interest.