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Senior Climate Modeling Analyst - The Fletcher School

Company: Tufts University
Location: Medford
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Overview

The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy is the United States' first professional graduate school of international affairs. Since 1933, Fletcher's multi-disciplinary education in international relations, law, and business, has prepared the world's leaders to become innovative problem-solvers in government, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations.The primary aim of The Fletcher School is the same as it was when conceived by its founders in 1933: to offer a broad program of professional education in international relations to a select group of graduate students committed to maintaining the stability and prosperity of a complex, challenging and increasingly global society. The School's mission remains (a) To educate professionals from around the world and to prepare them for positions of leadership and influence in the national and international arenas; (b) To increase understanding of international problems and concerns through teaching, research and publications; and (c) To serve local, national and international communities in their search to develop relationships of mutual benefit, security and justice in an increasingly interdependent world.
What You'll Do

This is a grant funded posiiton and is not eligible for severance pay. The Senior Climate Modeling Analyst Assists the Climate Modeling and Policy Director in designing system dynamics decarbonization models for multiple countries by working in tandem with modeling experts at our partner organization, Energy Innovation LLC. Participates in researching input data for models and developing potential policy scenarios for deep decarbonization in the respective countries. Essential Functions:

  • Assists the Climate Modeling and Policy Director and external partners at Energy Innovation LLC to co-develop robust decarbonization models for several emerging economies using Energy Innovation's in-house Vensim-based system dynamics model - The Energy Policy Simulator.
  • Works with in-country partners and other Climate Policy Lab (CPL) researchers to identify publicly available databases to source and curate granular time-series data for inputs that feed into the decarbonization models.
  • Collaborates with CPL research fellows and in-country partner academic organizations to design and analyze policy scenarios to using the country specific decarbonization models.
  • Interprets results from scenarios modeling and synthesizes results in the form of visualizations and presentation materials, providing detailed analysis for policy makers.
  • Co-authors with CPL research fellows' findings in the form of policy reports, blogs, and academic articles that identify decarbonization pathways for achieving net-zero emissions in different emerging economies.
  • Supports the development of new climate and energy modeling (Vensim, Stella, spreadsheet, Python, R, HTML, etc.) to create new cutting-edge policy analysis tools.
  • Works with professional and student researchers in data collection and other research related tasks.
    What We're Looking For

    Basic Requirements:
    • Knowledge and skills as typically acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree
    • 3+ years of experience in energy and climate modeling, policy analysis
    • Experience with the system dynamics methodology to support both the expansion and creation of models
    • Proficient understanding of how energy impacts different sectors of an economy
    • Strong understanding of the fundamentals of scientific and technical subject matter relating to environmental systems, energy technologies, and policy design
    • Experience working with complex data sets and mathematical models, including climate and energy systems models
    • Interest in, and knowledge of, climate science and policy
    • Excellent oral and written skills Preferred Qualifications:
      • Knowledge of Vensim, Stella, Python, R, and other software programs
      • Experience with full completion of an energy systems model
      • Skills in software development process (e.g., Git)
      • PhD (in public policy, economics, environmental engineering and systems modeling

Keywords: Tufts University, Medford , Senior Climate Modeling Analyst - The Fletcher School, Professions , Medford, Massachusetts

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