Payne Institute for Public Policy - Energy Researcher

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Work type: Post Doctoral Fellow Full Time, Research Faculty or Associate Full Time
Location: Golden
Categories: Academic Affairs, Economics & Business, Physics

Position Title:

Payne Institute for Public Policy - Energy Researcher

The Opportunity:

Energy Researcher sought for full-time position at the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines.  The research will focus on multi-dimensional aspects of energy and development. Analyzing the energy industry’s dual challenge of reducing environmental impacts while also satisfying increasing demand from emerging economies, and how this affects markets, trade, security, geopolitics, and technology development. The successful applicant will also provide mentorship to graduate and undergraduate students on the project; maintaining an accepting work environment; and assisting with research group communications. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


Initial one year period, with possible extension.

Required Qualifications:
  • PhD preferred but Masters degree considered in physics, economics, international relations, or closely related discipline. 
  • Excellent written and communication skills.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Related experience in industry, academic, or government.
  • US citizenship is preferred but not required.
How to Apply:

Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a CV and cover letter describing relevant skills and availability date (required). References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.

About Mines and the Institute: Located in Golden, CO, in the foothills of the Rockies, 13 miles west of Denver and 21 miles south of Boulder, Mines is a public institution dedicated to education and research in engineering and the applied sciences. We are well known for the abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities and a prominent and growing network of collaborating agencies/laboratories (e.g., U. S. Geological Survey (USGS), National Renewable Energy Lab, National Center for Atmospheric Research). For more information about the Payne Institute for Public Policy visit:

Starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with project budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. Mines provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health and dental insurance. Part of Mines' mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit:

Background Investigation Required: Yes

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