KAPSARC seeks a passionate, experienced Program Director to lead and contribute to empirical research and policy analysis on hydrocarbon markets. This includes the entire value chain (upstream, midstream, and downstream) of the oil, gas industry, hydrogen, and petrochemical markets.
KAPSARC’s work involves a mix of advisory services and applied research conducted in a dynamic, multicultural environment by a team of highly qualified and experienced researchers. The successful candidate will provide ongoing thought leadership, guidance, and supervision to ensure that advisory and applied research projects result in high quality and actionable policy options. The programs are organized by skill set and area of study (a functional organization), while the advisory and applied research portfolio is organized through the lens of advisory topics and applied 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 organization’s 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 and to the Vice President of Research, in line with our aim to delegate authority down through the organization to the greatest possible extent.