Location: Flexible (virtual staff team across Canada)
Application deadline: 15 August 2020

The Organization
Publicly launched earlier this year, the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices has a mission to generate, communicate, and mobilize trusted information and policy advice to stakeholders on climate mitigation, adaptation, and clean growth. We are an independent national research institute committed to rigorous, integrated and inclusive research, analysis, and engagement with experts, knowledge holders and climate policy practitioners across the country. Find more.

The Opportunity: Senior Research Associate
Under the guidance of one of three Research Directors, the Senior Research Associate will lead assigned research projects. They will be responsible for developing outlines and executing work plans, including identifying and implementing appropriate methodologies to answer key research questions.

The successful applicant will have demonstrated, over a minimum of 5 years, core policy research competencies including literature review, data synthesis, and analysis. This experience should specifically include evidence-based policy analysis of climate change and/or clean growth policy options and the social and/or economic implications of those options. Experience that cuts across adaptation, mitigation and clean growth policy is particularly valuable.

The Institute places strong emphasis on engaging communication. The candidate should demonstrate excellent plain-language writing and presentation skills in both French and English, an ability to translate technical analysis into accessible, compelling narratives, and a track record of successful contribution to communication and engagement activities.

Salary range: $80,000 – $100,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Additional Details:

  • The candidate should hold a Master’s degree in Public Policy, Social Sciences, Economics, Resource Management, or other relevant field of study.
  • The candidate can be located anywhere in Canada; the Institute has a virtually connected staff in multiple physical locations.   
  • This is a full-time salaried position.
  • This position is fully bilingual. The candidate must be very comfortable writing and speaking on technical issues to broad range of audiences in both French and English (Francophone candidates preferred).   
  • The Institute recognizes that diversity is vital for innovation, creativity and sound policy analysis and advice. In our recruitment practices, we are particularly seeking applicants from diverse and under-represented communities.

To Apply
Send your resume to careers@climatechoices.ca with a cover letter before August 15th.

We regret that only successful candidates will be contacted.

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