Builds and maintains strong relationship with host agency and supports evidence-based policy and evaluation, while working closely with the E&E team to develop and execute research studies.Â Â
Contributes to the design and oversees implementation of several concurrent research studies; coordinates with regulatory partners, manages data collection including randomization, and monitors implementation fidelity.
In coordination with the E&E principal investigators and research staff, performs data analysis and development of research outputs.
Provides technical assistance to agency staff to inform evidence-based decision-making and policy, including conducting data analysis and sharing expertise and best-practices in evaluation methods, as well as topical information on air pollution.Â
Develops, and conducts training on evaluation methods for agency staff and other stakeholders.
Exchanges best practices with other researchers and evaluation professionals working on related topics.
Prepares internal reports, project memos, summaries, presentations, and manuscripts for host agency, academic audiences, and other stakeholders.
Solves complex problems relating to the administration of projects, including planning new procedures, adapting existing procedures to the needs of the project, and making significant contributions to methodology.
Guides data collection, evaluation and analysis. Designs and manages databases. Writes reports, articles and manuscripts.
Presents research findings at meetings and conferences, as well as to funding agencies. Conducts literature reviews. Develop and maintain liaisons and effective working relations with groups and individuals, agencies, and the public to encourage cooperative management strategies or to develop information and interpret findings.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelorâ™s degree in economics, public policy, statistics, computer science, or a closely related field.Â
Masterâ™s degree in economics, public policy, statistics, computer science, or a closely related field.
Coursework in statistics, economics and econometrics.
A minimum of two years of relevant full-time research experience.
Managing data and conducting econometric analysis; machine learning a plus.
Proficiency in at least one of the following languages: R, Stata, SAS, SQL, R, Python or Matlab.
Background working with large and complex datasets.Â
Working knowledge on field experiments / randomized controlled trials.
Understanding of energy and environmental economics topics and programs.
Proven knowledge of program evaluation and impact evaluation techniques and methods.Â
Sign and abide by all required conflict of interest and disclosure policies and forthcoming with any information on real or perceived conflicts of interest.
Excellent analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
Proven organizational skills and high attention to detail, with a strong focus on results.
Balance multiple tasks and prioritize effectively to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced working environment.
Design and execute a work plan with minimal supervision, including delegating tasks to other staff.Â
Maturity, adaptability, and flexibility.
Exeptional written and verbal communication skills, including communicating with technical and non-technical audiences.
Proven ability to work both independently, in a self-directed manner, and as part of a team.
Knowledge of topics in energy and energy regulation, policy, and/or the environment.
Passion for evidence-based decision making.
Cover Letter (required)
Writing Sample (required)
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