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26 Jul 2021

Full-Time Global Energy Transition Researcher (Remote)

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis – Posted by Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Anywhere

Job Description

Career Overview

The Global Energy Transition Researcher works with IEEFA’s U.S Oil & Gas team on high priority research projects and develops core market data sets covering relevant energy market trends spanning the U.S., Canada and globally.

Success in this role is interpreting information from multiple sources using a variety of techniques, ranging from simple data aggregation and modeling to the creation of complex data sets.  A substantial part of the research work will center on the topic of institutional divestment from fossil fuels including development of the major financial themes, various types of institutional investors and creating tools for financial advisors and nonprofit organizations. An accomplished researcher brings a broad analytical and communications skillset to support IEEFA’s mission to accelerate global transition to a sustainable, diverse, and profitable energy system.

Headquartered in the United States, IEEFA is an independent (501(c)3) think tank that works closely with policymakers, influencers, consumers and stakeholders. IEEFA has a team of analysts and communications personnel located across the globe.

The successful candidate can expect a long-term career experience, hard work that encourages professional growth, independent thinking and the production of a body of literature in the field that makes a seminal contribution to the dialogue of climate change.

IEEFA’s data and analysis is made available to advocacy and organizing teams who rely on it as expert opinion to support their community and policy action strategies.  IEEFA analysts share research in a variety of venues including formal presentations in professional, legislative, regulatory, executive corporate boards, judicial and nonprofit trade venues.

Daily Activities

  • Aggregates accurate data and information from diverse sources, government agencies, company reports, private-sector data providers, and other third-party sources.
  • Organizes and analyzes data on topics related to energy and finance.
  • Compiles, evaluates, and synthesizes information from diverse sources and viewpoints.
  • Track sand analyzes trends in the energy sector.
  • Evaluates policies and policy proposals for effects and feasibility.
  • Writes articles, briefings, and reports as a sole author and in collaboration with colleagues.
  • Presents research findings and commentary at meetings, conferences, hearings, public events, and to the press.
  • Adheres to the highest standards of rigor and accuracy in all public communications.
  • Assists and collaborates with colleagues, respond internally and externally to requests for information, analysis and ideas.
  • Other projects as assigned.

Knowledge Requirements

  • Financial and energy sector fundamentals.
  • Complex financial analysis.
  • Environmental and social impacts of fossil energy production
  • Governmental and business institutional structures.
  • The global political context of energy.
  • Spreadsheets and other analytical tools.
  • Effective communication with good political judgment both orally and in writing.

Skills Requirements

  • Intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and independent judgment.
  • Research skills, including attention to detail, scrupulous adherence to documented fact, and resourcefulness in using online search tools.
  • Financial modeling.
  • Analytical skills, experience summarizing and presenting data.

Abilities Requirements

  • Commitment to social and environmental justice.
  • Learn new software and applications quickly.
  • Collaboration, work with a diverse global team of energy experts.
  • Communication, strong writing and presentation skills, ability to communicate complex topics clearly and succinctly.
  • Autonomous work, in a remote, independent environment.
  • Time management, work within tight timelines.

Education & Experience

  • Five years’ experience in finance, energy, engineering or a related field.
  • Bachelor’s degree or an advanced degree in a relevant field.

 Preferred Experience

  • Prior professional in energy research and analysis, from a financial or economic perspective
  • Familiarity with public-interest energy or environmental campaigns.
  • Creating visual presentations, charts, and graphics of findings.

Term and Schedule

Direct employment is available for personnel in the U.S; IEEFA personnel outside the U.S will be retained as consultants.

Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and localized for the region of residence.


Some travel may be required (when it becomes possible).  IEEFA hosts an annual conference and training event in New York City each June. All global team members attend the conference and are offered a chance to participate fully in the conference. The conference is followed by a team retreat which provides the various IEEFA teams with an opportunity to learn from and share ideas with colleagues covering other countries.


In employment, the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) is committed to equal opportunity, diversity, equity and inclusion. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Reasonable Accommodation

IEEFA provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources at +1 (980) 522-3121. Determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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How to Apply

  • Please apply online via this link: Global Energy Transition Researcher
  • Qualified applicants should submit a CV/resume, cover letter, and an analytical writing sample.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The first review of applicants will begin in early August 2021.

Job Categories: Sustainability. Job Types: Full-Time.

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