Research Associate -- Fast Climate Mitigation

Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development
  • Location
    Remote, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Nov 22

Position description

The Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development (IGSD) is looking to recruit a full-time research associate with the following experience and skills:


  • Demonstrated experience in numerical and regressional analysis (e.g., Python coding)
  • Familiarity with climate change concepts, climate models and integrated assessment models (IAMs)
  • Interest in working at the intersection of science and policy related to climate mitigation
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • At least a Master’s degree in physical sciences or similar degree or equivalent experience


The research associate will work closely with IGSD Chief Scientist, Dr. Gabrielle Dreyfus. For an example of the type of research we do, see and


Benefits include fully paid medical, dental and vision insurance, 401k and generous vacation policy. This position is fully remote teleworking.


IGSD is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


About IGSD -- IGSD’s mission is to build resilience by accelerating fast climate mitigation actions to slow near-term warming and self-reinforcing climate feedbacks, avoid catastrophic climate and societal tipping points and limit global temperature to 1.5°C—or at least keep this temperature guardrail in sigh

Application instructions

Interested candidates are requested to send their CVs to [email protected] with “RA position” in the subject line. Applications received by December 13, 2022 will be considered. Anticipated starting date is as soon as January 3, 2023.

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