Summary Description: The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) was commissioned by UN Secretary-General to mobilize scientific and technical expertise globally for practical problem solving on sustainable development at local, national, regional and global scales. The SDSN is hosted by Columbia University and directed by Prof. Jeffrey D. Sachs. The SDSN currently has two offices, one at the Columbia Global Center in Paris and a second at the Earth Institute, Columbia University in New York. We seek a Research Scientist or Senior Research Scientist to lead, manage and engage in research undertaken by the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP). Launched by the SDSN in October 2013, the DDPP project works with research organizations in currently 17 countries to prepare long-term national pathways for deep decarbonization that in aggregate respect the global carbon budget consistent with limiting the average global temperature rise to no more than 2�C. The project is implemented in partnership with the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), based in Paris. The Research Scientist/Senior Research Scientist will be responsible for overseeing and managing the research undertaken by the DDPP including: Developing tools countries can use to prepare rigorous and transparent Deep Decarbonization Pathways; Advise DDPP members on their national pathways; Expand the extension of the DDPP research into other countries. The Research Scientist/Senior Research Scientist will be responsible to ensure the DDPP meets its research agenda and lead resource mobilization efforts.
Minimum Qualifications: Research Scientist: At least 6 years of post-PhD experience in environmental sustainability, sustainable development, climate change energy or a related field and a record of publications in peer reviewed journals. Senior Research Scientist: At least 10 years of post-PhD experience in environmental sustainability, sustainable development, climate change, energy or related field and a record of publication in peer reviewed journals. Appointment is renewable yearly upon successful performance evaluation and availability of funding.
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