In this exciting role, you will provide scientific and technical leadership applying scientific principles to identify and lead research in the areas of energy research this important research contributes to policymaker decisions and the scientific literature around climate change mitigation, particularly in the international arena.
You will lead research in energy efficiency and climate change mitigation policy in coordination with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) including, but not limited to:
Co-leading USAID's Energy Efficiency for Development Program to provide technical expertise and advice throughout the global USAID Energy Network.
Leading energy efficiency and climate mitigation research projects in support of individual U.S. country missions located in U.S. Embassies throughout the world.
Leading original and exploratory research projects, including dynamics of Gender Equity and Energy Efficiency in low-income countries.
You will also lead research supporting contributions of the Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts Division to the global knowledge base of energy and climate change, energy efficiency technologies and policies, and industrial decarbonization strategies.
What You Will Do:
The Energy and Environmental Policy Research Scientist will be responsible for leading research in the areas of (1) energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions modeling, (2) industrial decarbonization strategies, and (3) energy efficiency policy design as a core capacity of the Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts Division.
They will develop original and innovative research in the area of quantitative environmental and financial impacts of the adoption of specific climate change policies.
Identify and develop data sources and perform advanced analysis and synthesis using their in-depth knowledge of analytical methodologies, policy aspects, and quantitative techniques.
They will be responsible for developing and leading the overall project goals through the initiation of new areas of research and sources of funding.
The Research Scientist will lead the communication of methodologies, results, and relevance of research projects via reports to policymakers, policy stakeholders, and other researchers in the field of energy policy.
Lead and contribute to published papers, including peer-refereed journals and conference papers.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
Planning, budgeting, and task management of projects related to energy efficiency.
Will present research results in public stakeholder workshops.
Participate in training courses for policymakers.
What is Required:
Advanced degree in Engineering, Policy, Economics or Physical Sciences or another related field to climate mitigation technologies and policies, or equivalent education and experience.
Five or more years of relevant experience.
Demonstrated experience in designing planning, budgeting, and scheduling of complex research projects in the field of energy efficiency policy analysis.
Demonstrated experience in assuring timely, high-quality research products to sponsor organization project managers.
Demonstrated experience with the dissemination of technical results, and developing research proposals which would advance the level of knowledge in the field of energy efficiency policy.
Demonstrated experience in evaluation of applied quantitative methods related to climate change policy including statistical analysis, econometrics and modeling methodologies.
Demonstrated experience supervising staff in the implementation of specific research activities.
Demonstrated experience writing research proposals.
Experience communicating methodologies and results to project sponsors, stakeholders and policymakers.
Experience Communicating research results through formal reports, presentations, project documents, conference papers and peer-reviewed journal articles.
Advanced knowledge and skills in research concepts and overall goals of experience in the field of energy efficiency technology and policy towards accurate assessment of impacts of policies.
Knowledge of EAEI's scientific and technical capabilities and budget requirements.
Ph.d. in Engineering, Policy, Economics or Physical Sciences or a related field.
For consideration, please apply by Monday, July 18, 2022 with the following application materials:
Cover Letter - Describe your interest in this position and the relevance of your background.
Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume.
List of references
This is a full-time, career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule - a combination of teleworking and performing work on site at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA. Work schedules are dependent on business needs. Individuals working a hybrid schedule must reside within 150 miles of Berkeley Lab.
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