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Climate and Energy Researcher focusing on heavy industry (iron and steel) decarbonization.

The Challenge

According to the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC), we have only a decade to make massive and unprecedented changes in the global economy to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. To meet that challenge, Global Energy Monitor is creating trackers and other tools to provide detailed information on energy facilities, sponsors, and financing. 

About Global Energy Monitor

Global Energy Monitor (GEM) is a network of researchers developing information for the worldwide climate and clean energy movement. Since the organization’s founding in 2007, GEM’s research has become an essential tool for activists, journalists, policymakers, and scientists. GEM’s data and reports are used and cited by organizations ranging from Greenpeace to The Wall Street Journal. GEM’s information is used by Bloomberg Terminals, the International Energy Agency, the IPCC, Climate Analytics, Carbon Tracker Initiative, and hundreds of others.

Note: GEM does not have a central office; instead, GEM works with employees to create suitable home offices catered to the needs of their role. Remote staff need not be based in the United States.

Position Summary and Duties

The Researcher will work as part of GEM’s research team on a project under the Global Steel Plant Tracker.

Specific duties include the following:

  • Gathering and vetting data, contributing to shared datasets.
  • Assessing the environmental and social impacts of heavy industry projects.
  • Creating, formatting, and updating wiki pages on heavy industry projects on the platform.
  • Collaborating with other GEM staff members across different project areas.
  • Developing reports and analyses based on GEM’s data.
  • Miscellaneous support for other GEM projects as needed.

Education & Experience

Applicants who tailor their resume and cover letter to these requirements will be prioritized.

The following experience and skills are required for this position:

  • 1-3 years of experience in energy/environmental research and analysis.
  • Passion for data maintenance and organization.
  • Meticulous attention to detail, scrupulous adherence to documented facts, and resourcefulness in using online search tools.
  • Competence with spreadsheets including google sheets and excel.
  • Demonstrated interest and engagement with environmental movements and/or social and environmental justice.
  • Basic knowledge of environmental and social impacts of fossil energy production, governmental and business institutional structures, and the global political context of energy.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a remote work setting.
  • Fluency in English.

The following experience and skills are desired for this position:

  • Background in heavy industry decarbonization and/or familiarity with, knowledge of, and interest in metal industry, specifically iron and steel production.
  • Experience with relevant database(s).
  • Professional-level writing skills.
  • Analytical skills, including experience in summarizing, and presenting data.
  • Knowledge of wiki formatting; demonstrated ability to master additional technical skills as needed for data development and analysis.
  • Fluency in Chinese, Russian, or Arabic.

Pay and Benefits

This is a full-time, 40-hour-per-week, work-from-home position. Starting salary for a U.S.-based location is $73,444 depending on qualifications. The salary scale will be adjusted for non-U.S. locations.

Benefits include:

  • Paid health, vision, dental insurance
  • Long-term disability and worker’s compensation insurance
  • 403(b) retirement savings plan with 3% employer match
  • 4 weeks paid vacation, plus 18 holidays, 10 sick leave days, and other leave
  • Location-based remote work stipend
  • Paid 12-week sabbatical leave after five years

Application Requirements

Applicants must provide a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples of 1-4 pages each (a technical report and a communications/journalism/storytelling report/article) to be considered. Must be willing to provide 3 references upon request.

Anticipated start date: July 1, 2022.