Payne Institute for Public Policy- Carbon Capture, Utilization and
Storage Researcher/Project Manager
This is an opportunity to help the Colorado School of Mines become
a world-class, center of excellence on Carbon Capture, Utilization
and Storage (CCUS), building on the existing technical expertise at
the university. The Project Manager/Researcher will help design and
implement a campus-wide coherent narrative and integrated program
on CCUS at the School of Mines
This position will seek to embed the CCUS issue in both pedagogy
and active research, as well as to help attract CCUS-related
funding from other government and non-government actors to
establish a center of excellence. The Project
Manager/Researcherwill provide expertise, data, teaching, and
knowledge to government, the public, NGOS, and the private sector.
Familiarity with technical aspects of CCUS is highly
The ideal candidate will have experience in research and project
management, and have experience working in a university
environment. The successful applicant will work with Mines’ faculty
and students across campus; maintain an accepting work environment;
and assisting with research group management.
This appointment length of this position will be 1 year in
Research and analysis
- Build and execute a high-impact research and engagement
- Support and develop a cross-campus network on CCUS.
- With the support of the Director of The Payne Institute,
successfully raise funds to support that strategy.
- Supervise the work of researchers and interns.
- Coordinate across the Mines campus, leverage institutional
expertise, and build internal support for the team’s work.
Outreach and communications
- Plan, design, conduct, and oversee policy-relevant research,
analysis, and writing on CCUS. This will include a combination of
high-quality, high-impact reports, issue briefs, case studies, and
- Map Mines research on CCUS.
- Communicate Payne Institute analysis and program leadership
internally and externally.
- Represent Payne at conferences, workshops and other
- Design and implement Payne Institute roundtables, workshops or
other convening events with key stakeholders.
- Liaise with and develop collaborations with external partners,
including research institutes, non-profit organizations,
businesses, and government agencies.
- Master's degree in a relevant field, with PhD preferred.
- Innovative and entrepreneurial thinkers with an ability to
identify and pursue new opportunities.
- Effectively communicate insights from technical research to
non-technical audiences both verbally and in writing
- Project management experience
About Mines & Golden, CO
- Strong research, writing, and oral presentation skills
- Related experience in industry, academic, or government
Mines is consistently ranked
among the top engineering colleges
in the United States and ranks number one as the best public school
in the state for best value colleges. Mines is located in the heart
of Golden, Colorado, a western suburb of Denver. The campus
location offers a small-town ambiance with close proximity to all
that the Denver metropolitan area has to offer with an abundance of
cultural events, museums, theaters and sporting venues. An arid
climate and an average 300 days of sunshine per year make the area
an ideal place to live, work and play. We seek individuals who
value a diverse and inclusive community – offering different
perspectives, experiences, and cultures that enrich the educational
and work experience.
Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all
persons. Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex,
gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry,
creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin,
disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status
or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate
against community members for filing complaints regarding or
implicating any of these protected statuses.
Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal
opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of
its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its
efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.
Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with
federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations,
executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent
discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the
Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of
inequity or concerns for safety.
Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s
education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope
and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role,
work location, and external market and internal value when
determining a salary level for potential new employees.
Mines is proud to provide exceptional benefits that include
pay, health & wellness and work/life balance offerings. Our
portfolio of benefits includes medical, dental, vision, disability
insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and
retirement savings plans. Additionally, Mines employees are
eligible for tuition benefits (for employees and dependents),
generous paid holidays and leaves and discount programs. For more
information, visit Mines
How to Apply
Applicants will be asked to complete an online application
(personal information, demographic information, references,
veterans status) and upload a resume and cover letter (required).
References will not be contacted until later in the selection
process and you will be informed before that contact is made.
Background Investigation Required
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
This position will require documented proof of full COVID-19
vaccination. New employees will be required to provide attestation
to their status with proof of vaccination upon hire.
Religious and medical exemptions and reasonable accommodation shall
be addressed as required by law pursuant to the Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission’s vaccination guidance.
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