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Research Associate

Open until: Nov. 8, 2021
Salary Range: $50,000–$80,000 depending on qualifications and experience
Location: Anywhere in Canada

The Role

Reporting to the Research Director, the Research Associate will support both the Director and the Senior Research Associate in executing individual research projects, including contributing to the development of work plans, conducting literature reviews, and providing core data synthesis and analysis.

The Research Associate will join one of three teams at the Institute:

Adaptation – No matter how quickly and effectively the world reduces greenhouse gas emissions going forward, the impact of past emissions will prove significant. Our work examines those costs and the benefits of proactively adapting to them.

Clean Growth – This team works to present policies that would allow Canada to prosper while addressing climate change, recognizing that cutting greenhouse gas emissions is just one part of ensuring a sustainable future.

Mitigation – Our work identifies the most effective tools and approaches to help the country achieve its 2030 and 2050 emissions reduction targets and the implications these approaches have for the long-term health, stability, resilience, and economic prospects of Canadians

Preferred qualifications and experience

  • Master’s Degree in Public Policy, Economics, Environmental, Sustainability or Climate Change Studies, Resource Management, or other field of study if combined with relevant policy research experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated interest in climate change, energy and resource policy
  • Demonstrated experience with data gathering, analysis, and literature reviews
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Public speaking experience an asset
  • Bilingual (French and English) fluency is an asset
  • Self-directed and able to work independently

The successful candidate will also be:

  • Highly motivated, self-directed, and at-ease working remotely from home and across time zones using virtual coordination tools (Zoom, G-suite, Trello, Slack, etc.)
  • Capable of managing complex project work and juggling competing priorities with an agile and outcomes-oriented focus
  • Committed to advancing justice and equity within their personal and professional lives
  • A skilled and sensitive communicator with excellent writing, verbal and interpersonal skills

Additional Details

  • This position is eligible for four weeks’ paid vacation and health care benefits.
  • We are committed to equity and encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, women, LGBTQIA2S+ and persons with disabilities.
  • Work is done in a virtual environment with Institute staff located across the country. The selected candidate would work from home and must be based in Canada.

About the Institute

The Canadian Institute for Climate Choices is Canada’s national, independent, climate research and policy organization. Learn more at

To Apply

Send one PDF file including a cover letter and resume outlining your interest and qualifications to Please label it LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_JOB. We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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