• Auto req ID 254BR

Job Description

KAPSARC seeks passionate, experienced researchers to undertake empirical studies and evidence-based policy analysis as part of its climate change centered research program. Research Fellows should have experience in one or more of the following subject areas:

– Energy efficiency and demand-side management
– Carbon capture and storage (CCS) and low-carbon oil
– Renewable energy and low-carbon power systems
– Global climate policy frameworks (UNFCCC and Paris Agreement) and policy mechanisms(carbon pricing, cap and trade, etc.)
– Green growth and climate finance
– Climate-energy-water nexus and adaptation/resilience issues specific to the GCC

Researcher should have skills in one or more of the following:
– Energy systems and/or economic modeling
– Climate policy and climate impact risk assessments using real options analysis,stochastic optimization and/or Monte Carlo techniques
– Leading long-term original research projects and producing academic-quality publications as well as timely policy briefs

The successful candidate will lead projects with support from junior researchers. The candidate will conduct research and high-quality analyses relevant to Saudi Arabia’s stakeholders. KAPSARC’s research is analytical and policy-oriented and is conducted in a dynamic, multicultural environment by a team of highly qualified and experienced specialists.

Required qualifications

  • A Ph.D. in energy economics, environmental economics or public policy; or a relevant master’s degree plus significant experience equivalent to a Ph.D. level.
  • Significant years of confirmed professional experience working in the area of climate change, preferably within a research organization, government, or an international organization.
  • Excellent command of the English language (spoken/written).
  • Collaborate effectively within KAPSARC and its policy networks to ensure that KAPSARC’s advice on climate change and environmental policy is developed and disseminated consistently and coherently.
  • Design, conduct and disseminate research through effective communication approaches that meet the needs of different audiences and maximize the impact of KAPSARC’s work.
  • Identify research opportunities in climate change that are relevant for Saudi Arabia and GCC countries and their economic diversification interests.
  • Carry out advanced modeling, risk analysis or economics work.
  • Draft, edit and produce evidence-based policy papers, working papers, academic papers, and timely briefs on relevant topics that are clear, concise and reader-friendly.
  • Participate in research networks and policy-relevant workshops.
  • Deliver effective presentations at conferences and workshops.

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