The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York Staff Associate III in New York, New York
The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs seeks a Staff Associate III (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, 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 Senior Research Scholar or Senior Staff Associate, the incumbent will ensure deliverable deadlines are met and coordinate and work with external or partner organizations.The position will 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, nuclear or other relevant areas (e.g. the energy transition to zero-carbon fuels, energy and public health). The staff associate will connect the Center's work related to the decarbonization of heavy industry in our Carbon Management Research Initiative (CaMRI) program to the work related to the production, distribution and use of low-carbon fields, topics studied by our low-carbon fields group at CGEP. The position will not only leverage linkages between other areas of ongoing work within CGEP but also across Columbia University more broadly, including the Earth Institute, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy, and the Climate School. CGEP currently engages in collaborative projects involving experts from multiple schools, including the Mailman School of Public Health and the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Law School.Main Responsibilities: Responsibilities will include, but are not limited, to the following:- Under minimum supervision of Senior Research Scholar or Senior Staff Associate, initiate research, conduct literature reviews, generate or collage 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. Minimum Qualifications for Grade:- Bachelor's Degree in relevant field (engineering, public policy, economics, international affairs, political science, etc.)- Strong verbal and written communication skills.- At least 4-6 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.)- Project management skills, excellent management of internal and external communications, and extraordinary attention to detail.- Ability to work under minimal supervision, take initiative and make independent judgment.Preferred Qualifications:- Master's Degree or Ph.D. in relevant field (engineering, public policy, economics, international affairs, political science).- 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.Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / VeteranPay Transparency DisclosureThe salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Minimum Salary: 31200.00 Maximum Salary: 31200.00 Salary Unit: Yearly