JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
August 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023
Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs
Position Title/Short Description
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: New York, New York, UNITED STATES
H3 -- Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents
H7 -- State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations
H1 -- Structure and Scope of Government
M0 -- General
F6 -- Economic Impacts of Globalization
Domestic and/or international energy policy
Development, oil and gas, natural gas
Hydrogen, electricity, carbontec
Energy transition to zero-carbon fuels
Full Text of JOE Listing:
The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs seeks a Senior Staff Associate III (Officer of Research) to support original research on domestic and/or international energy policy, geopolitics, technology, equality and justice, markets, development, oil and gas, natural gas, hydrogen, electricity, carbontech, or other relevant areas (e.g., the energy transition to zero-carbon fuels, energy and public health).
The incumbent will use expertise about the research subject and lead significant portion of research project by independently designing, executing and interpreting research, conducting literature reviews; generating, analyzing and visualizing data. The incumbent will produce outputs including peer-reviewed journal articles, research reports, issue briefs, op-eds, present at conferences, seminars and/or events. Initiate new research proposals; prepare funding and grant submissions. Design research approaches for entire projects to improve impact on implementation and/or outcomes of research project. Under the direction of a PI, assist with grant applications, manage junior staff members, and manage project resources.
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.
Key Responsibilities: Responsibilities will include, but are not limited, to the following:
● Manage and lead significant portions of the research project and original scientific contribution.
● Provide expert level knowledge and skills related to research project and independently design, execute and interpret research working in a collaborative research environment.
● Produce outputs including peer-reviewed journal articles, research reports, issue briefs, op-eds, present at conferences, seminars and events.
● Provide leadership and expertise in identifying and completing research grant applications.
● Initiate new research proposals; prepare funding and grant submissions.
● Design research approaches for the entire project to improve impact on implementation and/or outcomes of research project.
● Develop and implement protocols including background research, design, and execution.
● Develop innovative solutions to complex research problems including but not limited to development of applications and software used in support of the project
Minimum Qualifications for Grade:
● Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field (science, engineering, public policy, economics, international affairs, political science, etc.)
● At least 15 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. Time spent pursuing graduate education may substitute for professional experience requirements.
● 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.
● Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in relevant field (science, engineering, public policy, economics, international affairs, political science, etc.).
● Experience in developing and utilizing quantitative tools and qualitative methods for policy and/or technical analysis of energy systems and/or climate impacts of changes in the energy systems.
● Experience with initiating new research proposals, designing research approaches for entire projects.
● Experience leading and managing research projects.
● Experience with grant applications and management.
● Strong language skills, including proficiency in one or more languages in addition to English.
For the full job description and to submit an application please visit:
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 the Center on Global Energy Policy Human Resources (CGEP HR) Office at cgephr@ .
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