Staff Associate III (Officer of Research)

Columbia University - SIPA - Center on Global Energy Policy
New York, United States
Competitive Salary
Dec 17, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Staff Associate III (Officer of Research) - Global Energy Innovation Initiative

Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs

Center on Global Energy Policy


The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs seeks a Staff Associate III (Officer of Research) for a major research initiative on clean energy innovation and low-carbon industrial systems. The topics of this initiative will include global collaboration on clean energy technology research, development, and demonstration; US public policies to promote the scale-up of clean energy technologies; and deep dives on low-carbon fuels and processes, zero-C hydrogen, carbon capture and storage, and CO2 use/recycling. Successful execution will require supporting original research, working with research partners and communicating research findings clearly and concisely to a range of audiences in a manner that maximizes policy impact, as well as contributing to the Center’s wider research and convening efforts. The position will engage at a high level with key stakeholders; a high level of verbal and written communications, and cultural awareness, skills are required. The position will report to Senior Research Scholars Dr. Varun Sivaram and Dr. Julio Friedmann.


Qualifications include a Master’s degree in relevant field (science, engineering, public policy, economics, international affairs, political science, etc.), strong communication and project management skills, and experience in machine learning and Python (or equivalent).


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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


Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  Applications from women and individuals from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged.