Full-Time Researcher Analyst, Methane
Global Energy Monitor is seeking an experienced Research Analyst to join our team of researchers who will lead research and analysis on anthropogenic methane emissions from coal, oil, and gas facilities, as well as other projects as needed.
According to the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC), we have less than a decade to make massive and unprecedented changes in the global economy to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. To meet that challenge, Global Energy Monitor is creating trackers and other tools to provide detailed information on energy facilities, sponsors, and financing.
About Global Energy Monitor
Global Energy Monitor (GEM) is a network of researchers developing information for the worldwide climate and clean energy movement. Since the organization’s founding in 2007, GEM’s research has become an essential tool for activists, journalists, policymakers, and scientists. GEM’s data and reports are used and cited by organizations ranging from Greenpeace to The Wall Street Journal. GEM’s information is used by Bloomberg Terminals, the International Energy Agency, the IPCC, Climate Analytics, Carbon Tracker Initiative, and hundreds of others.
Note: GEM does not have a central office; instead, GEM works with employees to create suitable home offices catered to the needs of their role. Remote staff need not be based in the United States.
Position Summary and Duties
- Using various global data sources to ensure GEM’s coal, oil, and gas datasets include the most accurate and timely data on methane emissions for each facility.
- Gathering and vetting data from company reports, government sources, news articles, satellite or aerial providers, and other sources, to contribute to shared datasets.
- Developing estimates for leakage rates and emissions at oil and gas fields, pipelines, and LNG Terminals, in consultation with GEM staff and technical advisors.
- Tracking information on methane abatement at coal mines, in collaboration with the Project Manager of the Global Coal Mine Tracker.
- Building strong relationships and outreach to partners in NGOs, governments, business organizations, and academia on methane reduction.
- Working with software developers to develop websites for presenting results
- Writing blogs, articles, and reports summarizing research findings.
- Creating, formatting, and updating pages for coal mines, oil and gas fields, pipelines, with relevant methane data on the GEM.wiki platform.
- Representing research findings at meetings, conferences, hearings, and other public events.
- Creating visual presentations of findings using presentation graphics and online tools.
- Providing miscellaneous editorial support for content related GEM publications, such as proofreading, data preparation, and development of figures and charts.
- Providing support for other Global Energy Monitor projects, including administrative tasks, as needed.
Education & Experience
Applicants who tailor their resume and cover letter to these requirements will be prioritized.
The following experience and skills are required for this position:
- 5+ years of experience in energy/environmental research and analysis.
The following experience and skills are desired for this position:
- Demonstrated analytical experience, including experience in summarizing and presenting data.
- Knowledge of the environmental and social impacts of energy production and the global political economy of energy generation and procurement.
- Experience of working with anthropogenic methane emissions (coal, oil, gas).
- Strong research skills, including attention to detail, scrupulous adherence to documented fact, and resourcefulness in using search tools.
- Effective at networking with partners and building new relationships.
- Professional writing skills.
- Professional data presentation skills.
- Experience in energy/environmental research and analysis.
- Experience in international research and collaboration.
- Strong research skills, including attention to detail, scrupulous adherence to documented fact, resourcefulness in using search tools
- Demonstrated analytical skills, including experience working with and managing large data sets.
- Facility with computers, software, and Google Workspace.
- Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
Pay and Benefits
This is a full-time, 40-hour-per-week, work-from-home position. The salary is $90,843 for locations in the United States. Salary and benefits differ for those based outside of the US and may be discussed on an individual basis.
Benefits include (US Based Employees):
- 100% paid health, vision, dental insurance for employee & contribution towards dependent coverage
- Long-term disability and worker’s compensation insurance
- 403(b) retirement savings plan with 5% employer match
- 4 weeks paid vacation, plus 18 holidays, 10 sick leave days, and other leave
- Location-based remote work stipend
- Home office set up & ergonomics reimbursement
- Paid 12-week sabbatical leave after five years
- Paid parental leave
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and this listing will remain open until filled. Applicants must provide a resume, a cover letter, two writing samples, and one data presentation.
Equal Employment: Global Energy Monitor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment determinations at GEM are based exclusively on the needs of the organization, specific job requirements, and a candidate’s individual qualifications. These determinations are made without regard to race, ethnicity, nationality, religion or belief, age, physical, mental, and/or sensory disability, sex, orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, medical history, or military service. GEM is committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.
Accommodations: We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities. This includes providing reasonable accommodation where appropriate. Should you require a reasonable accommodation to apply or participate in the job application or interview process, please contact [email protected].
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