Open Positions

Research Associate Position

  • Climate policy finance and investments (Haiti and Puerto Rico)  12 months starting immediately
    Applications are invited from candidates with a Master’s or higher degree who also have experience conducting academic fieldwork and/or professional experience related to climate policy investments, and demonstrated fluency in French. Spanish proficiency is a plus but not required. Candidates should have excellent skills in presenting complex material to a wide range of audiences. Experience living and working in developing country contexts is also highly desirable. Applications from political scientists, business experts, lawyers, economists, those in the natural sciences, and others of diverse disciplinary backgrounds are welcome. View full position description.


Postdoctoral Positions

  • China’s energy innovation policy  12 months starting January 2018
    We are seeking motivated a Ph.D. in innovation and policy analysis with a background in innovation, energy, and climate change. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to conduct research for a joint research project with Tsinghua University on China’s clean energy innovation system under the supervision of Professor Kelly Sims Gallagher, the Director of CPL. The aim of the project is to map the landscape of clean energy innovation in China, identify the good and the bad, determine major gaps and weakness, and draw policy recommendations. The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for research and related activities for this project (e.g. conducting field work, engaging policy makers and other stakeholders, and coordinating with Chinese research partners), with assistance from Professor Gallagher and other CPL research fellows. In addition, when appropriate and requested, the postdoctoral fellow will be expected to represent CPL, and to contribute to CPL’s engagements with funders and policy makers. View full position description.


  • Climate policy finance and investments (Haiti and Puerto Rico)  12 months starting January 2018 
    CPL is seeking a postdoctoral scholar with a focus on climate policy investments.  The ideal candidate will have experience in research on climate policy design and implementation, international climate finance, an interest in synergies between mitigation and adaptation policy, and a demonstrated ability to synthesize research results into actionable policy recommendations.  Familiarity with the Green Climate Fund and modes of access to climate finance is highly desirable. View full position description.