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Senior Associate, Research – Carbon Dioxide Removal Initiative

  • Full Time
  • Remote
  • $81,000-98,000 USD / Year
  • Salary: $81,000-98,000

Website RMI

Position Overview:

Senior Associates at RMI are creative problem solvers, who use their quantitative, technical, and analytical abilities to help shape RMI’s programs, advance the public debate, and influence decision-making across sectors.

We look for demonstrated aptitude at solving challenging problems, thinking in numbers, and working in teams. We expect self-motivation, curiosity, creativity, the ability to drive oneself and others toward meaningful results, respect and empathy for teammates and collaborators and their ideas, and a passion for making the world better.

RMI Senior Associates are, typically, independent contributors and work closely with colleagues on projects under the direction of more senior staff. They have begun to develop expertise in the content area of their program within RMI and can provide support internally to RMI on that topic.

Core Responsibilities:

Build expertise to deliver insights and thought leadership on CDR.

Build expertise in one or more domains of CDR, in particular the latest science and techno-economics for relevant techniques.

Provide core research, quantitative analysis, and discovery support for CDR Initiative projects, including the identification of breakthrough R&D opportunities in CDR and the mobilization of funding for those opportunities.

Design and create innovative problem-solving approaches and quantitative models to effectively address key questions and challenges facing the CDR field.

Locate and manage high-quality data that sheds new light on problems and solutions.

Synthesize and communicate key findings and recommendations into clear and compelling presentations and written reports for technical and non-technical audiences.

Present quantitative information in a clear, visual format.

Contribute to strategies for scaling CDR demonstration and deployment responsibly and effectively, domestically and internationally.

Engage with, inform, and influence the CDR field, through effective collaboration and communications

Collaborate effectively with external research collaborators, and help to design and orchestrate effective research collaborations.

Engage with external experts via interviews, conferences, and responses to outreach requests.

Contribute publicly at conferences, share expertise in response to media requests, and discuss our work with clients and donors.

Represent RMI as an industry expert at key conferences and other public speaking events.

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