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Climate Research Fellow Carbon Removal - Center for Law, Energy & the Environment - School of Law

  • ... Berkeley, Capellen, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 119800 per year
  • Posted on: Mar 17, 2024       Expires on: May 01, 2024

Climate Research Fellow Carbon Removal - Center for Law, Energy & the Environment - School of Law   

JOB TITLE:

Climate Research Fellow Carbon Removal - Center for Law, Energy & the Environment - School of Law

JOB TYPE:

Contract

JOB LOCATION:

Berkeley Capellen United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Full job description

Position overview Position title: Climate Research Fellow - Carbon Removal
Salary range: The UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment.
See the following table(s) for the current salary scale(s) for this position: https://www.
ucop.
edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2023-24/july-2023-acad-salary-scales/t24-b.
pdf .
The current base salary range for this position is $65,500 - $119,800.
\"Off-scale\" salaries, which yield compensation that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.


Percent time: 100%

Anticipated start: Spring 2024

Position duration: One-year term position, with the possibility of renewal.


Application Window
Open date: March 15, 2024

Next review date: Saturday, Mar 30, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.


Final date: Monday, Apr 15, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Position description

The Center for Law, Energy & the Environment is seeking to hire a Research Fellow focused on carbon dioxide removal via direct air capture.


The Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE) is based at the UC Berkeley School of Law, which benefits from one of the leading environmental law programs in the nation.
Building on UC Berkeley's history of and commitment to research and public service, CLEE leverages the intellectual resources of Berkeley faculty and students in furtherance of applied research in a variety of environmental and energy law and policy areas.
CLEE's research priorities include combating climate change, advancing sustainable energy, addressing water allocation and management challenges, and sustaining healthy oceans, among other pressing environmental and energy challenges.


The Climate Research Fellow - Carbon Removal will support implementation of a grant from the Department of Energy under the Regional Direct Air Capture Hubs Funding Opportunity Announcement.
This project will engage multiple partners to complete a technical and social feasibility assessment of a direct air capture hub California's San Joaquin Valley.
The project has proposed an innovative approach to the feasibility assessment and ultimate hub design that centers equity and community values and vision at its core.
The assessment will equally consider technical, social, and governance dimensions of feasibility.
The Fellow will help CLEE lead the social feasibility assessment, while working in close coordination with other project partners and task leads.
Social feasibility assessment tasks may include research, convening expert workshops, drafting framing papers, outreach and coordination with stakeholders and partners, and managing interns, grad students, and other affiliates.
This position will also be expected to take a lead on project management responsibilities for this project grant, helping to lead the full project team to coordinate and align project tasks, share information and deliverables across project tasks, and develop platforms and systems to facilitate internal and external communication.
The Fellow will also support administrative and reporting responsibilities, working in close coordination with the Principal Investigator and CLEE's Research Administrator.


Activities are anticipated to be roughly split between substantive research and project management activities.
The exact responsibilities will vary based on the evolution of the project and the expertise and experience of the selected research fellow, and in response to the ongoing evolution of the field.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Engaging in a variety of activities to support the on-going project research and implementation, including:
Conducting research on the direct air capture, community benefits plans, and innovative business and ownership models for DAC hubs;
Drafting outputs in a variety of possible formats, ranging from framing papers to blog posts to social media posts;
Working with project partners to organize and facilitate project meetings, stakeholder outreach and engagement, public workshops, and other convenings to advance project goals.

Developing and implementing research project management systems, including:
Maintaining regular meeting schedules;
Developing and maintaining platform(s) for file sharing;
Creating and curating channels for both internal and external project communications;
Developing agendas and background materials for regular check-ins with project leadership to ensure project deadlines are being met; and
Support with reporting to project sponsor.

Assisting with other miscellaneous aspects of project activities as appropriate

For more information on CLEE: : https://www.
law.
berkeley.
edu/research/clee/

Union Contract: : https://ucnet.
universityofcalifornia.
edu/labor/bargaining-units/ra/

Health and Retirement Benefits: : http://ucnet.
universityofcalifornia.
edu

Qualifications
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Candidate must hold an advanced degree

Preferred qualifications
Knowledge of climate and carbon removal policy
Exceptionally strong project management skills
Strong research management and writing skills
Experience working on large, interdisciplinary project teams with multiple tasks and deadlines
Commitment to collaboration and interdisciplinary team development
Experience working with diverse stakeholders to co-create and advance project goals
Strong communication skills
Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) in research and the workplace
Experience working with state and local policy makers, environmental organizations, community leaders, and other stakeholders in California
Excitement and commitment to CLEE's mission and environmental sustainability, more generally.


Application Requirements

Document requirements
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.
V.


Cover Letter

Writing Sample - Such as a policy brief, comment letter, white paper, or equivalent of no more than 10 pages

Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley.
More Information and guidelines .

(Optional)

Reference requirements

3 required (contact information only) Apply link: https://aprecruit.
berkeley.
edu/JPF04352

Help contact: academicpositions@law.
berkeley.
edu

About UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
The excellence of the institution requires an environment in which the diverse community of faculty, students, and staff are welcome and included.
Successful candidates will demonstrate knowledge and skill related to ensuring equity and inclusion in the activities of their academic position (e.
g.
, teaching, research, and service, as applicable).


The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.
ucop.
edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law.
Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.
e.
, dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality prior to submitting their letter.


As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time.
Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.


Job location
Berkeley, CA

To apply, visit https://aprecruit.
berkeley.
edu/JPF04352

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Position Details

POSTED:

Mar 17, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

119800 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1710993331-d7c2c7baea8a193947195ee141ffea4c

LOCATION:

Capellen United States

CITY:

Berkeley

Job Origin:

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Full job description

Position overview Position title: Climate Research Fellow - Carbon Removal
Salary range: The UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See the following table(s) for the current salary scale(s) for this position: https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2023-24/july-2023-acad-salary-scales/t24-b.pdf . The current base salary range for this position is $65,500 - $119,800. \"Off-scale\" salaries, which yield compensation that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

Percent time: 100%

Anticipated start: Spring 2024

Position duration: One-year term position, with the possibility of renewal.

Application Window
Open date: March 15, 2024

Next review date: Saturday, Mar 30, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Apr 15, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Center for Law, Energy & the Environment is seeking to hire a Research Fellow focused on carbon dioxide removal via direct air capture.

The Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (CLEE) is based at the UC Berkeley School of Law, which benefits from one of the leading environmental law programs in the nation. Building on UC Berkeley's history of and commitment to research and public service, CLEE leverages the intellectual resources of Berkeley faculty and students in furtherance of applied research in a variety of environmental and energy law and policy areas. CLEE's research priorities include combating climate change, advancing sustainable energy, addressing water allocation and management challenges, and sustaining healthy oceans, among other pressing environmental and energy challenges.

The Climate Research Fellow - Carbon Removal will support implementation of a grant from the Department of Energy under the Regional Direct Air Capture Hubs Funding Opportunity Announcement. This project will engage multiple partners to complete a technical and social feasibility assessment of a direct air capture hub California's San Joaquin Valley. The project has proposed an innovative approach to the feasibility assessment and ultimate hub design that centers equity and community values and vision at its core. The assessment will equally consider technical, social, and governance dimensions of feasibility. The Fellow will help CLEE lead the social feasibility assessment, while working in close coordination with other project partners and task leads. Social feasibility assessment tasks may include research, convening expert workshops, drafting framing papers, outreach and coordination with stakeholders and partners, and managing interns, grad students, and other affiliates. This position will also be expected to take a lead on project management responsibilities for this project grant, helping to lead the full project team to coordinate and align project tasks, share information and deliverables across project tasks, and develop platforms and systems to facilitate internal and external communication. The Fellow will also support administrative and reporting responsibilities, working in close coordination with the Principal Investigator and CLEE's Research Administrator.

Activities are anticipated to be roughly split between substantive research and project management activities. The exact responsibilities will vary based on the evolution of the project and the expertise and experience of the selected research fellow, and in response to the ongoing evolution of the field.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Engaging in a variety of activities to support the on-going project research and implementation, including:
Conducting research on the direct air capture, community benefits plans, and innovative business and ownership models for DAC hubs;
Drafting outputs in a variety of possible formats, ranging from framing papers to blog posts to social media posts;
Working with project partners to organize and facilitate project meetings, stakeholder outreach and engagement, public workshops, and other convenings to advance project goals.
Developing and implementing research project management systems, including:
Maintaining regular meeting schedules;
Developing and maintaining platform(s) for file sharing;
Creating and curating channels for both internal and external project communications;
Developing agendas and background materials for regular check-ins with project leadership to ensure project deadlines are being met; and
Support with reporting to project sponsor.
Assisting with other miscellaneous aspects of project activities as appropriate

For more information on CLEE: : https://www.law.berkeley.edu/research/clee/

Union Contract: : https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/ra/

Health and Retirement Benefits: : http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu

Qualifications
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Candidate must hold an advanced degree

Preferred qualifications
Knowledge of climate and carbon removal policy
Exceptionally strong project management skills
Strong research management and writing skills
Experience working on large, interdisciplinary project teams with multiple tasks and deadlines
Commitment to collaboration and interdisciplinary team development
Experience working with diverse stakeholders to co-create and advance project goals
Strong communication skills
Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) in research and the workplace
Experience working with state and local policy makers, environmental organizations, community leaders, and other stakeholders in California
Excitement and commitment to CLEE's mission and environmental sustainability, more generally.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

Cover Letter

Writing Sample - Such as a policy brief, comment letter, white paper, or equivalent of no more than 10 pages

Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley. More Information and guidelines .
(Optional)

Reference requirements

3 required (contact information only) Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF04352

Help contact: academicpositions@law.berkeley.edu

About UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The excellence of the institution requires an environment in which the diverse community of faculty, students, and staff are welcome and included. Successful candidates will demonstrate knowledge and skill related to ensuring equity and inclusion in the activities of their academic position (e.g., teaching, research, and service, as applicable).

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality prior to submitting their letter.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location
Berkeley, CA

To apply, visit https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF04352

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