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Research Associate 1 – Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs

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THIS IS A GRANT-FUNDED POSITION. EMPLOYMENT IS CONTINGENT UPON CONTINUED FUNDING FROM THE GRANT PROVIDER. Please complete the online application and attach required documents (on OU’s page). Required documents include a detailed cover letter, current resume/CV, and a list of at least three (3) professional references with current contact details, including email addresses. The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by March 14, 2020.

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Special Instructions to Applicants THIS IS A GRANTFUNDED POSITIONEMPLOYMENT IS CONTINGENT UPON CONTINUED FUNDING FROM THE GRANT PROVIDER.

Please complete the online application and attach required documents. Required documents include a detailed cover letter, current resume/CV, and a list of at least three (3) professional references with current contact details, including email addresses.

The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by March 14, 2020.

This position is eligible for the following benefits: medical, vision, dental, basic and supplemental life, winter break closure, paid holidays, educational benefits for you and eligible dependents, sick leave, vacation, and retirement.
Posting Number 20162883S
Job Description THIS IS A GRANTFUNDED POSITIONEMPLOYMENT IS CONTINGENT UPON CONTINUED FUNDING FROM THE GRANT PROVIDER.

The George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University is seeking an enthusiastic and flexible Research Associate who will assist a multidisciplinary team of faculty, professional staff, and students with applied research, data analysis, project management, oral presentations, report/grant writing, and related tasks in the areas of energy policy and economic development. The position will directly apply knowledge of energy policy/planning, electric utility regulation, sustainability, and economic/workforce development, specific to Ohio and the Midwest region. We seek candidates that have a quantitative and/or qualitative background in energy and climate research, energy technology and development, grid reliability and resiliency research, regional planning, stakeholder engagement, economic development, labor economics, and related issues.

Position duties include compiling and analyzing energy and economics data (e.g., from NRELEIAPJMBEABLS, etc.), energy and electricity modeling (e.g., energy production or GHG impacts models), policy analysis/evaluation, interview and survey research, workforce transition mapping, and economic impact analysis (e.g., using IMPLAN). Strong verbal and written communication skills are required for applied research projects conducted at the School. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a team environment, have advanced problem-solving skills, and will be highly motivated to contribute to meaningful, applied research projects that create public value and help inform future business and policy decisions.

Minimum Qualifications Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in public policy, economics, political science, urban/regional planning, environmental science, or another relevant field, plus at least four (4) years of work experience, is required.

Knowledge and experience with public, private non-profit, and social service organizations and systems.

Applicants must have a valid U.S. driver’s license and the ability to travel as needed to fulfill job duties.

Preferred Qualifications Master’s degree in public policy, economics, political science, urban/regional planning, environmental science, or another relevant field is preferred.

Relevant experience in the analytic, planning, and policy dimensions of energy and economic systems is highly desired.

Department Voinovich Schl of Leadership & Public Affairs
Pay Rate Commensurate with credentials. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package which includes health benefits, paid time off, and educational benefits for employees and eligible dependents.
Job Open Date 02/14/2020
Posting Close Date The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by March 14, 2020.
Job Category Research – Exempt-Salaried
Months 12
Planning Unit Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
Work Schedule M-F 8AM-5PM. Some evenings and weekends as required.
Campus Athens
Expected hours worked per week 40
Expected duration of assignment Ongoing
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position. Trenia Twyman; twyman@ohio.edu
Diversity Statement Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Ohio University is a member of the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. www.ohwpawvherc.org
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Employment Type full-time regular
Job Family/Subfamily Research & Labs-Social Sciences
Career Track & Level IC 3
Pay Grade CA&P|16|
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