[ES_JOBS_NET] Research Associate / Staff Scientist: Climate Change Mitigation Policy, SEI, Seattle, Washington, United States

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Mon Aug 22 14:42:27 MDT 2016


  Research Associate / Staff Scientist: Climate Change Mitigation Policy

Seattle, Washington, United States


*Topic:*Policies to address global climate change and reduce greenhouse 
gas emissions
*Salary range:*Competitive compensation package commensurate with 
experience and qualifications.
*Start date:*Autumn 2016
*Location:*Seattle, WA, USA
*Application deadline:*September 30, 2016 (may be extended)

*Organizational Background*

The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) is a mission-driven, 
international research organization working to promote local, national, 
and global sustainable development. Headquartered in Sweden, SEI has a 
global reach with seven centers spanning four continents. This position 
will be in SEI’s Seattle office, a dedicated group committed to strong 
climate policy. The Seattle office works closely with governments, 
foundations, international agencies, and other research organizations to 
inform policy development at local, national, and international scales. 
We work collaboratively to research, analyze, evaluate, and innovate 
sustainable policies using insights from the physical and social 
sciences, economics, and other disciplines.

The Seattle office of SEI seeks a passionate early- to mid-career 
researcher to contribute to SEI’s work on emerging topics in climate 
policy, which could include, among others, low-carbon cities, carbon 
pricing strategies, climate finance, and the economics of oil and coal 
extraction. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, casual work 
environment, and excellent work-life balance. Our office is in the heart 
of downtown Seattle, near Pike Place Market, and in a building with many 
other environmentally focused NGOs.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our 
organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, 
color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, 
veteran status, or disability status.

*Primary Responsibilities*

Contribute to innovative research projects by:

  * Gathering information and data, including internet, phone and
    literature research
  * Preparing, applying, and helping conceptualize analytical tools and
    models, and/or designing and implementing research strategies and
  * Drafting reports, articles, and blog posts
  * Providing coordination and support to project managers
  * Participating in the organizational management of the institute

  * Assisting with the preparation of proposals and fundraising

  * Assisting in external presentations, trainings, and other outreach

  * Participating actively in our collaborative office culture



  * College degree with strong analytical background
  * Two or more years of work experience, and/or an advanced degree
    (e.g., in policy, economics, environmental studies, engineering, or
  * Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint

*Desired Capabilities*. You should have a desire to work in the 
non-profit sector within a small, informal, yet highly professional 
team. Desired capabilities include:

  * Familiarity with, or a strong curiosity in, climate policy;
    environmental science, greenhouse gas emissions quantification and
    accounting; economics; energy systems, including city policy and
    planning; and sustainable development
  * Excellent critical thinking skills and reasoning abilities; ability
    and tendency to question and evaluate methods, findings, and
    conclusions, including one’s own
  * Careful research habits and skills
  * A strong proficiency with quantitative and technical analysis and/or
  * The ability to clearly communicate research and analysis, orally and
    in writing, to a wide range of audiences
  * A sense of collegiality and the ability to work collaboratively with
    both internal and external colleagues
  * Personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work and
    the ability to manage time, priorities, and resources effectively
  * A passion for interdisciplinary, objective research and analysis

*How to apply*
Please submit your application using the web form at [workable] and be 
sure to include:

  * Cover letter highlighting relevant qualifications and experience. If
    you are not currently based in Seattle, please specify your
    interest/availability to relocate.
  * Curriculum vitae or resume (as attachment).
  * Three professional references. We will alert you before contacting
    your references.
  * Samples of your written and other creative products (via URL links).
    If you are not the sole author or creator, please describe your role
    and contribution.

No calls please. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the 
United States on a full-time basis.


We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including paid parental and 
family medical leave after one year of employment.

We have a casual work environment and flexible work schedules, and offer 
15 days vacation, increasing to 20 days after five years of employment.

SEI is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our 
organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, 
color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, 
veteran status, or disability status.

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