KAPSARC seeks a passionate, experienced Program Director to lead and contribute empirical work and policy analysis on electric power, electricity sector transitions and technology development. This work will focus on economically efficient policy instruments for incentivizing a transition towards more sustainable power generation mixes, including nuclear, renewable and fossil-fuels, and their role in helping to achieve environmental sustainability.
The successful candidate will provide ongoing thought leadership,guidance and supervision to ensure that research projects result in high quality and actionable policy options. KAPSARC’s research work involves a mix of analytical and policy-oriented research which is conducted in a dynamic, multicultural environment by a team of highly qualified and experienced researchers. The programs are organized by skill set and area of study (a functional organization), while the research portfolio is organized through the lens of research questions and initiatives. The ability to effectively manage a team in a matrixed organization is essential to ensure that project teams consisting of colleagues from several programs can effectively execute the projects and studies.
The Program Director is a member of the Research Leadership Team and contributes to setting a tone of collegiality, intellectual risk taking, teamwork and institutional collaboration. He or she is as accountable to colleagues in the Research Leadership Team as to the Vice-President of Research, in line with our aim to delegate authority down through the organization to the greatest possible extent.