Research Assistant for Jason Bordoff; 2 Positions

Center on Global Energy Policy - The New Geopolitics of Energy Project

$6000/Semester (1/1/21-4/15/21), 15 hours/week 



The purpose of the New Geopolitics of Energy Project is to examine the geopolitical implications of a clean energy transition. If policymakers don’t get a clear-eyed understanding of how global power relations will change—not only in a future era of zero-carbon energy, but during the long and messy transition to get there—they won’t be able to manage the coming era of foreign-policy risks, and their efforts to combat climate change will be stymied. Forthcoming work will delve into the transition for oil, natural gas and electricity markets around the world, exploring country-level transition pathways and the potential near-term geopolitical impacts of the acceleration of a multi-decade period of transition

The Research Assistants will be given a wide range of assignments, including conducting research under the direction of Jason Bordoff, drafting written work for publication, providing operational support to the project, attending meetings and events, and writing memos to assist the Center Director. These positions will work extensively with the Director's Office Special Assistant and Research Associate. 

Job requirements 

  • Must be enrolled as a Columbia University graduate student.
  • Strong quantitative skills and a background in climate policy and/or economics.
  • Experience and facility with energy policy and data from major sources (e.g., International Energy Agency, Energy Information Administration, JODI databases, Bloomberg, Reuters Eikon, etc.)
  • Excellent written communications skills, including ability to develop briefings, PowerPoint presentations and master Excel to create effective graphs/charts


All inquiries about this position should be directed to


Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer; applications from women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged.


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