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Position: Senior Research Associate (bilingual)
Organization: Canadian Institute for Climate Choices
Location: Anywhere in Canada (Remote)

Open until: January 9, 2021
Salary Range: $80,000–$100,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience

Our Mission

Join our team and help contribute to a low-carbon, prosperous, and resilient future for Canada.

As a climate policy research organization, the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices informs and equips policy makers and policy influencers to advance the development and implementation of sound, durable climate policy. Through our reports, case studies and analysis of the most complex challenges of our time, we bring clarity to the choices ahead for Canadians. Learn more at

The Role

Under the guidance of one of three Research Directors, the Senior Research Associate will lead assigned research projects. They will be responsible for developing outlines and executing work plans, including identifying and implementing appropriate methodologies to answer key research questions.

The Institute places strong emphasis on engaging communication.

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • The candidate should hold a Master’s degree in Public Policy, Social Sciences, Economics, Environmental, Sustainability or Climate Change Studies, Resource Management, or other relevant field of study if combined with relevant policy research experience.
  • This position is fully bilingual. The candidate must be very comfortable writing and speaking on technical issues to broad range of audiences in both French and English (Francophone candidates preferred).
  • Minimum of 5 years, core policy research competencies including literature review, data synthesis, and analysis.
  • Demonstrated experience creating evidence-based policy analysis of climate change and/or clean growth policy options and the social and/or economic implications of those options.
  • Experience that cuts across adaptation, mitigation and clean growth policy is particularly valuable.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate technical analysis into accessible, compelling narratives, and a track record of successful contribution to communication and engagement activities.
  • The Institute recognizes that diversity is vital for innovation, creativity and sound policy analysis and advice. In our recruitment practices, we are particularly seeking applicants from diverse and under-represented communities.

Additional Details

  • Work is done in a virtual environment with Institute staff located across the country.
  • This is a full-time salaried position with occasional travel (post-pandemic).
  • This position is eligible for four weeks’ paid vacation and health care benefits.

To Apply

Send one PDF file including a cover letter and resume outlining your interest and qualifications to and labelled LastName_FirstName_JobPosition. We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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The Canadian Institute for Climate Choices is committed to advancing justice and equity in our organization, our work, and our hiring practices. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, women, LGBTQIA2S+ and persons with disabilities, and are working to create an inclusive culture that supports collective growth, learning/unlearning and meaningful work. We value diverse perspectives and will consider relevant life experience alongside professional qualifications when reviewing applications.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 4 2022    ID: 62291