Staff Associate II (Officer of Research) - Energy

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Research assistant / technician

The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs seeks a Staff Associate II (Officer of Research) to support original research on domestic and/or international energy policy, geopolitics, technology, equality and justice, markets, development, or other relevant areas (e.g., the energy transition to zero-carbon fuels, energy and public health). 

The position will leverage linkages between other areas of ongoing work across the Earth Institute, Fu Foundation School of Engineering  and Applied Science, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy, and Columbia University more broadly, including its Climate School. The position will engage at a high level with key stakeholders.

Main Responsibilities

  • Initiate research, conduct literature reviews, generate or collect data, analyze and visualize data using Microsoft Excel and/or other tools.
  • Regularly contribute to outputs — including peer-reviewed journal articles, research reports, issue briefs, op-eds, and others — aimed at practical applications and accessibility by practitioners. Contributions will include editing and formatting manuscripts.
  • Provide support to new team members and manage workflow for team.
  • Support public discussions to improve the general understanding of complex issues.
  • Manage report production, rollout, and outreach, including event management, speaker invitations, media interactions, and other activities as needed.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (science, engineering, public policy, economics, international affairs, political science, etc.) 
  • At least 4 years of professional experience across some combination of the following topics: the power sector, electricity markets, renewable energy, natural gas, energy infrastructure development, energy investment, energy markets, energy policy, energy justice, the energy sector, and/or climate policy.
  • Verbal communication skills as well as excellent writing and copy-editing skills.
  • Project management skills, excellent management of internal and external communications, and extraordinary attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in relevant field (science, engineering, public policy, economics, international affairs, political science, etc.).
  • Experience in developing and utilizing models and scenario analysis to quantify the energy system and/or climate impacts of changes in the electricity system
  • Strong language skills, including proficiency in one or more languages in addition to English

Application Instructions

Screening of the candidates will begin immediately and the search will remain open no less than 30 days from the date of posting and continue until filled. For further information, please contact Jesse McCormick, Senior Advisor of Strategy and Operations, Center on Global Energy Policy, at jmccormick@columbia.edu

More Information

Posted on

Application Deadline

Type

Research assistant / technician

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