Staff Associate III (Officer of Research)

Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs
Center on Global Energy Policy

The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs seeks a Staff Associate III (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. A high level of verbal and written communications, and cultural awareness, skills are required.


Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (public policy, economics, international affairs, political science, etc.), at least 4-6 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, and strong verbal communication skills as well as excellent writing and copy-editing skills.


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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 [email protected]


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