The newly established Brunei National Energy Research Institute (BNERI) aspires to become an international centre of excellence on energy that will have a significant contribution towards Brunei Darussalam’s “Wawasan 2035” (Vision 2035) – for Brunei Darussalam to be recognised internationally for the accomplishments of its well-educated and highly skilled people, its quality of life, and its dynamic and sustainable economy.

Its strategic objective is to support and promote Brunei Darussalam’s energy security, economic growth and environmental sustainability through research and development (R&D) activities, including the commercialising and deployment of R&D products and research on hydrocarbon exploration, production and manufacturing, electricity generation and distribution, energy efficiency and conservation and alternative energy.

The ambition is to make BNERI a center of excellence on certain areas of energy, firstly in the ASEAN region and eventually in the international arena with immediate plans to make it an institute of about thirty  researchers over the next three years. The BNERI will be governed by a Supervisory Board and advised by an International Advisory Board and both Boards are to be chaired by the Minister of Energy at the Prime Minister’s Office of Brunei Darussalam.

Closing date 29 February 2012. For the candidate spec and how to apply, click here.