JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
February 1, 2023 - July 31, 2023
Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs
Position Title/Short Description
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: NY, New York, UNITED STATES
Q2 -- Renewable Resources and Conservation
Q4 -- Energy
P5 -- Comparative Economic Systems
M2 -- Business Economics
L5 -- Regulation and Industrial Policy
K2 -- Regulation and Business Law
E6 -- Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook
D7 -- Analysis of Collective Decision-Making
Domestic Energy Policy
International Energy Policy
Oil, Gas and Natural Gas Policy
Zero Carbon Fuels
Energy and Public Health
Equality and Justice
Full Text of JOE Listing:
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 research on domestic and/or international energy policy, geopolitics, technology, equality and justice, markets, development, oil and gas, natural gas, hydrogen, electricity, carbontech, nuclear, or other relevant areas (e.g., the energy transition to zero-carbon fuels, energy and public health).
The incumbent will support CGEP’s Senior Staff Associates, Research Scholars and Senior Research Scholars by contributing to the research subject, assisting with interpretation of research, conducting literature reviews; analyzing and visualizing data. The incumbent will contribute to outputs including peer-reviewed journal articles, research reports, issue briefs, and/or op-eds. They may participate at conferences, seminars and/or events. Under the direction of a Research Scholar, Senior Research Scholar or Senior Staff Associate, they will ensure deliverable deadlines are met and coordinate and work with external or partner organizations.
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 may engage at a high level with key stakeholders.
Main Responsibilities: Responsibilities will include, but are not limited, to the following:
- Contribute to research and literature reviews, collect data, analyze and visualize data using Microsoft Excel and/or other tools
- Contribute regularly to outputs — including peer-reviewed journal articles, research reports, issue briefs, op-eds, and/or others –aimed at practical applications and accessibility by practitioners. Contributions will include editing and formatting manuscripts (e.g., formatting citations)
- Support public discussions to improve the general understanding of complex issues
- Under the direction of a Research Scholar, Senior Research Scholar or Senior Staff Associate, assist in the management of report production, rollout, and outreach, including event management, speaker invitations, media interactions, and other activities as needed
Minimum Qualifications for Grade:
- Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field (engineering, public policy, economics, international affairs, political science, etc.) At least 2 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.)
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Project management skills, excellent management of internal and external communications, and extraordinary attention to detail.
- A Master’s Degree in relevant field (engineering, public policy, economics, international affairs, political science) is preferred.
- Four our more 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.)
- 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.
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