Summary Description: Staff Associate (Officer of Research)The Office of the Dean of Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) seek a Staff Associate Officer of Research to support research and related activities, including workshops, conferences and publications, on Chinese economics, energy and climate and public policy, including US-China relations on these and related topics. The position will report to the Dean and Director of CGEP. Successful execution of the role will require capacity to: support and contribute to original research and communicate research findings to diverse audiences in the US and China in academia and the public and private sectors; communicate effectively in both written and spoken English and Mandarin Chinese; organize activities and events and coordinate with key stakeholders in the US and China in the public and private sectors, as well as academia. Possible subjects of initial focus will include risks and opportunities in US-China economic relations, energy and climate policies, digital innovation strategies in the US and China, foreign direct investment, as well as other public policy topics. A strong background in Chinese economic and energy policies and public policy is required.Main ResponsibilitiesResearch and Analysis*Research tasks will include, but are not limited to, expert interviews, literature reviews, quantitative analysis, and policy analysis, as well as writing up research results and drafting reports and other documents. *Provide research support for Initiative Directors and selected faculty (e.g., writing memos, creating PPTs and other items as needed). *Help identify the institutions and individuals in the US and China currently doing leading work on Chinese economics, foreign economic policy and energy policy, including economic interaction between the US and China, foreign direct investment, technology, finance, climate change, power sector reform, real estate, the "One Belt, One Road" initiative, infrastructure finance, amongst other areas. Help to maintain close working relationships with identified research partners.*Help organize research activities and events in the US and China, including workshops, symposia and conferences. *Assist in the preparation of materials to secure funding and other forms of support for research and related activities.*Leverage the resources available across SIPA and Columbia University to ensure the research effort is cross-disciplinary and engages faculty and students from all relevant schools and disciplines. Convening and Communication*Help organize and manage leadership education programs in collaboration with faculty, involving Chinese private and public sector partners; conferences and workshops may be associated with those programs; prepare and organize bilingual summaries.*Help organize workshops, roundtables and conferences in New York City and China to generate dialogue across sectors on research results.*Clearly communicate workshop and conference findings into actionable, policy-relevant materials in print and online for multiple audiences (e.g. policymakers, private and public sector leaders, general public). *Staff high-level roundtables to incorporate expert review from a broad range of perspectives into the research process and workshop summaries.Research Program Administration*Manage initiative budget and sponsored project administration, including interactions with SIPA business office and Sponsored Project Administration*Oversee student workers
Minimum Qualifications: *Master's Degree in public policy, international relations, economics, political science or similar fields, with strong substantive focus on contemporary Chinese economics, energy and public policy; *2+ years of work experience with Chinese economic and energy policy issues. *Strong background in Chinese economics and energy and broader public policy, coupled with knowledge of related fields, such as climate change, technology, China's international relations, US-China relations, Chinese government decision-making or others. *Fluency in spoken and written English and Mandarin Chinese.
Preferred Qualifications: *4+ years of work experience with policy analysis, development or advisory services, and with US-China issues, such as trade, economic, energy, climate and investment. *Experience with project management.
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Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It... seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.