Job Description: Climate Resilience, Research Lead
Location: British Columbia (Remote)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Compensation: $75,000 – $85,000 annual salary
Deadline: Reviewed on a rolling basis until candidate is selected Anticipated Start: January 2024
The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) Climate Resilience Research Lead position offers an exceptional opportunity for undertaking diverse forms of research and climate change communication while contributing to BC’s premiere climate institute. PICS is a multi-university institute encompassing the four major research- intensive universities in British Columbia: University of Victoria, University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, and the University of Northern British Columbia. Our mandate is to produce leading climate solutions research that is actively used by decision-makers to mobilize climate knowledge into action.
The Climate Resilience Research Lead will support PICS’ research agenda. The successful candidate will work with universities, NGOs, think tanks, Indigenous organizations, industry, municipalities, and other relevant rights and stakeholders in BC and across Canada. This grant funded position will focus on writing and research related to emergency management and climate readiness within British Columbia.
This full-time contract position is offered from January 2024 until March 2025. Remuneration range will be CAD$75-85,000, commensurate with experience.
The position requires an appreciation for the scale and scope of climate change risks across British Columbia. The Climate Resilience Research Lead will have experience in report writing, research and synthesizing knowledge. They will have the ability to write for both technical and more public facing audiences. They will have the capacity to help bridge western and non-western ways of knowing, as well as analytical capacity to investigate climate change issues using applied qualitative and quantitative research tools.
The candidate must have a track record of successful climate research and report writing experience. Ideally, the candidate will know how to work within a vibrant organizational context that values diverse forms of knowledge spanning the natural, social, and health sciences, as well as Indigenous knowledges and other ways of knowing.