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Employment Opportunities

The Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs seeks a Director of Non-Technical Barriers to provide executive-level administrative, operational, and strategic support to the technical and policy team members working on reducing the hurdles that impede the execution of clean energy infrastructure.

The Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) seeks a Senior Program Manager reporting to the Director of Research Administration. The Sr. Program Manager will support program operations for over 50 researchers in over 12 research areas. Responsibilities include: proposal development, funder report writing and submission, project management of budgets and timelines, project scoping, and resource allocation. They will also provide guidance and support to program/project managers across the CGEP research team.

 

The Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) seeks a Project Manager for research administration, reporting to the Director of Research Administration. The Project Manager will support research project management and research administration for over 50 researchers in over 12 research areas.

Reporting to the Executive Director of the Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) and working closely with its Board Chair, the Director of Board Engagement will serve as a communications conduit for board members and lead, shape, and manage the advisory board. The incumbent will develop and manage all related processes, strengthening board member engagement and organizing related functions, meetings, and associated programs.

The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs seeks a Staff Associate I (Officer of Research) to support research on domestic and/or international energy policy, geopolitics, technology, equality and justice, markets, development, oil and gas, natural gas, hydrogen, electricity, carbontech, or other relevant areas (e.g., the energy transition to zero-carbon fuels, energy and public health). Minimum qualifications include  a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and 4 years of related professional experience recommended.

The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs seeks a Staff Associate II (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). Minimum qualifications include  a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and 4 years of related professional experience recommended.

CGEP 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). Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and 4-6 years of related professional experience required.

STAFF ASSOCIATE III (WORK WITH FOUNDING DIRECTOR JASON BORDOFF)

The Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) is looking for a research associate to work for Founding Director Jason Bordoff. The primary area of research focus for the first 1-2 years will be to work with Director Bordoff and Harvard Professor Meghan O’Sullivan on their book project on the geopolitics of the energy transition. Broad areas of research will include how the clean energy transition will affect great power relations, trade relations, relations between developed and developing economies, petrostates, globalization/fragmentation trends, global inequality, energy security, and many more topics.

STAFF ASSOCIATE III (CLIMATE & ECONOMICS)

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 the development of rigorous, timely, and objective information that enables policymakers to develop sound climate and energy policies. The primary focus of the work will be topics at the intersection of energy, climate change, and economics.

The successful candidate will join a small team to collaborate on the development of project ideas, research, data gathering, writing, and policy engagement. While the team may also work on longer-term research projects, its primary focus will be relatively short- and quick-turnaround policy-relevant outputs. Core to this effort will be reviewing and synthesizing the cutting-edge academic literature on the most policy-relevant climate and energy issues of the day.

The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs seeks a Senior Staff Associate I (Officer of Research) to support research on domestic and/or international energy policy, geopolitics, technology, equality and justice, markets, development, oil and gas, natural gas, hydrogen, electricity, carbontech, or other relevant areas (e.g., the energy transition to zero-carbon fuels, energy and public health). Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and 6-10 years of related professional experience required.

The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs seeks a Senior Staff Associate II (Officer of Research) to support original research on domestic and/or international energy policy, geopolitics, technology, equality and justice, markets, development, oil and gas, natural gas, hydrogen, electricity, carbontech, or other relevant areas (e.g., the energy transition to zero-carbon fuels, energy and public health). Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and at least 10 years of related professional experience required.

The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs seeks a Senior Staff Associate III (Officer of Research) to support original research on domestic and/or international energy policy, geopolitics, technology, equality and justice, markets, development, oil and gas, natural gas, hydrogen, electricity, carbontech, or other relevant areas (e.g., the energy transition to zero-carbon fuels, energy and public health). Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and at least 15 years of related professional experience required.

Student Opportunities

Note: student positions are only open to current Columbia Students. Students graduating in Summer 2023 are not eligible to work in student positions after 8/31/2023. 

Open Applications for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023: 

On the application pages for each position students may select which research programs, scholars, and/or teams for which they would like to be considered. For example, on the Departmental Research Assistant application page a student can select if they would like to be considered for a position with the Carbon Management Research Initiative, the Energy for Development program, the Power Sector team, etc. Students may select as many or as few of these options they would like.

Students may apply for multiple positions, but should only apply for the positions where they meet the minimum requirements. 

Please submit all inquiries to [email protected].

Student Research Workers for the Center on Global Energy Policy will be given a wide range of assignments to support the administration of our research programs. Assignments will include conducting background research and literature reviews under the direction of research scholars, collating and analyzing data, drafting briefing memos, providing operational support through coordination with other CGEP teams (including assisting researchers with public and private event planning), attending meetings and events, notetaking in private workshops, and other related tasks. These hourly positions are open both graduate and undergraduate students studying either full- or part-time. Recipients of Federal Work Study awards may apply.

Student Administrative Support Workers for the Center on Global Energy Policy support the operations and administration of the department. Students assist staff members of the Communications, Development, Events, Finance & Administration, Publications and/or the Offices of the Founding and Executive Directors. These hourly positions are open both graduate and undergraduate students studying either full- or part-time. Recipients of Federal Work Study awards may apply.

DEPARTMENTAL RESEARCH ASSISTANTS II

(SPRING 2023 SEARCH IS NOW CLOSED, APPLY TO BE CONSIDERED FOR SUMMER 2023)

Departmental Research Assistants II (DRAs) for the Center on Global Energy Policy will be given a wide range of assignments to support the research and activities of this growing research department. Responsibilities may include conducting research under the direction of our Scholars, data analysis and visualization, generating and presenting research data, drafting written work for publication, providing operational support through coordination with other CGEP teams (including assisting researchers with public and private event planning), attending meetings and events, notetaking in private workshops, and other related tasks.

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