Researcher on mitigation scenarios and the low-carbon transition at Cicero

About CICERO

CICERO Center for International Climate Research is a private foundation that for over 25 years has delivered interdisciplinary research of high scientific quality, including to the IPCC and the Arctic Council. Our research aims to provide knowledge that contributes to decreasing the climate problem and strengthening the international climate collaboration.
In international cooperation CICERO researchers develop new knowledge about natural and anthropogenic climate change, the impacts of climate change, and how societies can adapt to and counteract the changes. CICERO employees have diverse backgrounds in the social and natural sciences. We count about 85 employees and are located in the Oslo Science Park.

About the position

CICERO wants to strengthen and expand our research on mitigation scenarios to include technology change, public policy, the economics of the low-carbon transition, or climate finance. We are looking for an experienced researcher for a permanent position, but less experienced candidates can apply in which case the position may be made temporary.
CICERO’s current research on this topic includes post-analysis of existing scenarios and models, understanding the drivers and biases in scenario results and the models that generate them, decision making under uncertainty, and delivering relevant knowledge to stakeholders. Our research is continually expanding into technology change, public policy, the economics of the low carbon transition, and climate finance. Our work in this area is interdisciplinary and based on mixed methods, spanning natural sciences, engineering, economics, and science-policy. The successful applicant will work on our current research topics, in addition to help us expand our research.
Current multiyear projects include “Delivering on the Paris Agreement: A demand-driven, integrated assessment modelling approach” (Paris Reinforce) and “Using scenarios to assess climate risk in the financial sector” (Stress Test). We additionally have smaller projects funded by various organisation. Our research is published in leading scientific journals and communicated broadly.
The successful applicant will have solid experience in quantitative data analysis or modelling, in addition to strong analytical and programming skills. The ability to critically assess and evaluate mitigation scenarios, such as those generated by integrated assessment models, is essential. The ability to efficiently translate results into scientific publications and help write new funding proposals is highly desirable. We are looking for a person who can work in an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment, with partners internal and external to CICERO.
The successful applicant will work within the interdisciplinary “Climate Mitigation” Group at CICERO, led by Glen Peters but is expected to work across the different groups in CICERO.

Qualifixations

  • PhD or equivalent in relevant area
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Solid programming (Matlab or Python) and data handling skills
  • Experience with writing funding proposals is desirable
  • The ability to speak and write confidently in academic English
  • Interest in effectively communicating in the public sphere is desirable

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