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.
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.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.