Researcher and Project Manager
Company: College of Charleston
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: September 21, 2023
This position is based on Stanford's main campus with
consideration given to the option for a hybrid work schedule
(partially onsite and offsite), subject to operational need.
Interested candidates must include a resume and cover letter to be
considered for this position. This is a one-year fixed term
position. Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in
the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an
employment VISA. About Us The Stanford Doerr School of
Sustainability strives to create a future when humans and nature
thrive in concert and in perpetuity. The school is made up of a
three-part structure to drive global impact: Our academic
departments and programs educate students and create new knowledge
across areas of research that are crucial for advancing the
long-term prosperity of the planet; Institutes bridge scholarship
at Stanford and beyond, bringing multiple viewpoints to bear on
urgent challenges; The Sustainability Accelerator drives new policy
and technology solutions through a worldwide network of partners
who work with our teams to develop solutions at a global scale. The
school is dedicated to creating and supporting a diverse,
equitable, and inclusive environment, and to creating solutions
that benefit all people, particularly those most affected by
environmental damage and climate change. For more information,
please click Precourt Institute for Energy As part of the , the
concentrates the talents of the University on energy research and
education, from basic science and technology to policy and
business. We disseminate research results and help the University
develop energy-literate leaders as part of its educational mission.
We work across campus in all seven of Stanford's schools. We also
build collaborations globally with industry, other research
institutions, government, and civic organizations in pursuit of
sustainable, affordable, secure energy for all people. The
Sustainable Finance Initiative The Sustainable Finance Initiative
(SFI) is an interdisciplinary research initiative at Stanford that
works with public, private and development institutions to engage
Stanford researchers in developing the finance and policy tools
needed for the transition toward a decarbonized and
climate-resilient global economy. Housed at the Precourt Institute
for Energy, SFI brings Stanford's capacity to generate and apply
knowledge across finance, economics, business and law to critical
challenges in need of tailored and site-specific solutions. Our
faculty, fellows and students work in teams with external partners
and local collaborators. Seeking Researcher and Project Manager
Stanford SFI seeks a talented, highly motivated researcher and
project manager with a background in finance, accounting, and
policy for a full time, 1-year fixed term role with the possibility
of renewal based on additional funding and operational need. Under
the guidance and supervision of SFI, the research and project
manager will play an important role in advancing SFI's research on
the frontiers of carbon accounting, carbon markets, transition
pathways and insurance. The research and project manager will
report to SFI's Managing Director and work closely with SFI's
Faculty Director and Fellows. The ideal candidate will have the
- Masters or Ph.D. in business, accounting, public policy,
finance, or economics.
- Expert level knowledge and skills in a scientific field that
underpins Sustainable Finance (finance, accounting, business,
economics, public policy).
- Strong track record in project management, preferably in a
research context, including communications, events, stakeholder
engagement, and policy engagement.
- An insightful, independent, analytical mind with a strong track
record of best-in-class analysis and critical thinking.
- Experience in contributing to
- Excellent verbal and written communications and interpersonal
- Comfort leading and actively participating in internal
meetings, including agenda creation, recapping and follow-up.
- Professionalism and enthusiasm for working with a diverse team
in a collegiate and productive manner.
- A strong interest in sustainable finance and carbon
- Ability to embark on some travel.
- Fluency in English. Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
- The research and project manager will be responsible for
project management and coordination for the preparation and
publication of SFI scholarship, which may take the form of academic
publications, editorials, and op eds, and visual presentations such
- Develop work plans, track progress, identify and resolve
issues, and actively engage with broader SFI academic team to
ensure research deliverables and timelines are met.
- Support central functions of scholarship publication, including
stakeholder engagement, communications, events, and outreach.
- Lead or participate in multidisciplinary teams (in academia,
across different faculties or schools, and in industry, across
different functions of the business).
- Assist in the execution of case studies that may involve
coordinating a complex experimental protocol. * - The job duties
listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this
job classification and are not designed to contain or be
interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and
responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary
depending on department or program needs without changing the
general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility.
Employees may also perform other duties as assigned. To be
successful in this position, you will need
- Graduate degree in an applicable social science related field
and five years of applicable experience, or combination of
education and relevant experience in an applicable social
- Expert level knowledge and skills in field of science related
to research project.
- General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master
- Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.
- Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.
- Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to
complete detailed work accurately.
- Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to work with human study participants.
- Supervisory skills. * - Consistent with its obligations under
the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to
any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to
perform the essential functions of the job. At Stanford University,
base pay represents only one aspect of the comprehensive rewards
package. The Cardinal at Work website
detailed information on Stanford's extensive range of benefits and
rewards offered to employees. Specifics about the rewards package
for this position may be discussed during the hiring process. The
expected pay range for this position is $77,000-$106,000 per annum.
Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith
estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a
position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be
determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope
and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the
selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal
equity, geographic location, and external market pay for comparable
jobs. How to Apply We invite you to apply for this position by
clicking on the "Apply for Job" button. Stanford is an equal
employment opportunity and 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, protected veteran
status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford
welcomes applications from all who would bring additional
dimensions to the University's research, teaching, and clinical
missions . All applicants must submit the following materials with
- A cover letter
- A curriculum vitae
- Statement of interest (one-page)
- Writing sample
- List of three references Stanford is an equal employment
opportunity and 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, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law. Additional Information
- Schedule: Full-time
- Job Code: 4188
- Employee Status: Fixed-Term
- Grade: H
- Requisition ID: 99875
- Work Arrangement : Hybrid Eligible
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