The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs seeks a Senior Research Scholar or Research Scholar for a major research initiative on global natural gas markets. Global natural gas markets are in the midst of a major transformation and this project will help to understand what economic, environmental, and geopolitical impacts this transformation will have. 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.
Research and Analysis
Identify and execute on priority areas of work and appropriate research methodologies for qualitative and quantitative analysis on both a global and regional scale. Examples of research areas of focus may include: oOpportunities and challenges in a diverse set of regional gas supply centers (e.g. Asia, Europe, East Africa, Russia, Australia, Iran and the Eastern Mediterranean, among others) and the global gas markets; oImpacts of North American production on global gas markets and LNG supply/demand dynamics and their geopolitical impacts; including the impact of low oil prices on global gas markets; oThe future role of gas in a low-carbon future energy mix; oThe potential for natural gas as a transportation fuel; oThe impact of natural gas prices on the economics of other energy sources and substitution effects; oSecurity of gas supply policy considerations in a more integrated global gas market; oEnvironmental considerations of increased natural gas consumption and production globally.
Regularly publish outputs that provide quantitative and qualitative analysis on the above areas. These will take the form of research reports, issue briefs, op-eds, and other outputs.
Produce a strategic vision of the program and scope of research questions to explore, including identifying emerging opportunities and challenges, and develop ways in which the Center can generate unique insights to improve public understanding and debate.
Identify the institutions and individuals currently doing leading work in this area and establish and maintain close working relationships with them to explore and develop research partnerships and joint products.
Responsible for supervising and directly engaging with the work of external partners to ensure the timely delivery of relevant, rigorous and objective research and analysis.
Supervise and support staff officers of research at the Center.
Assist in securing funding from a variety of sources to support the program's operation.
Leverage the resources available across Columbia University to ensure the program is cross-disciplinary and engages faculty and students from all relevant disciplines.
Clearly communicate research findings into actionable, policy-relevant mediums for multiple audiences [e.g. policymakers, private and public sector leaders, general public]. Must possess the ability to convey complex data and information in a succinct and easy to digest manner for immediate impact.
Manage and execute senior-level roundtables to incorporate expert review from a broad range of perspectives into the research process
Manage and execute public discussions to improve the general understanding of complex issues
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