Senior Researcher: Climate Change Mitigation Expert

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  • Qualifications Master’s Degree
  • Industry Research, science & technology
  • Reference Ref#311729
  • Centre Pretoria
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Job Description

Key responsibilities: Drive collaboration with key think-tanks and research institutes on innovative climate change mitigation policy, technologies, and innovation at national, sub-national and sectoral levels; Contribute to CSIR’s thought leadership on climate services, products, marketing materials and offerings; Lead the preparation and completion of proposals/deliverables for the corporate sector on economy-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting services and climate change mitigation solutions; Support business development activities through desktop research and developing materials to be shared with possible clients and partners; Identify levers such as global, country, and sub-national level climate mitigation policy to scale and mainstream the deployment of climate change mitigation responses; Lead the research Group on undertaking GHG emissions inventories, estimating GHG reductions; and developing strategies for reducing GHG emissions; Lead the active pursuance of CSIR contract research in the fields of climate change emerging technologies and GHG issues through proposal writing; Mentor and formally supervise the post-graduate research of candidate-researchers and researchers within the research group. Requirements Knowledge of environmental sustainability opportunities and challenges in national and multinational companies; Sound knowledge of GHG accounting methodologies and standards (e.g., GHG Protocol), including sound knowledge of Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions; Ability to conduct research tasks, collect, analyse, and summarise data; combined with ability to manage projects in a multi-stakeholder and multi-geographies context; Good writing skills, with the ability to create high-quality written documents (e.g., proposals and deliverables) combined with excellent oral communication skills in English Ability to collaborate with key international, national, and sub-national actors in the implementation of climate mitigation initiatives and supporting innovation in emerging climate change mitigation pathways; Ability to lead the preparation and completion of proposals and deliverables for corporate and public sector clients on climate change policies and climate change mitigation; Ability to liaise with other teams within and outside the CSIR to gather information and insights related to climate policy and climate change mitigation. Qualifications, skills, and experience A Master’s degree in physical sciences, engineering, or related field with at least ten years’ experience in these fields, OR A Bachelor’s degree in physical sciences, engineering, or related field with at least ten years’ experience in these fields; A Doctoral degree would be an added advantage; Extensive experience in undertaking GHG inventories; Extensive experience in air quality modelling; Experience with field testing instrumentation and calibration preferred. Proficient Computer Skills required. Effective organizational as well as written and verbal communication skills; Working knowledge of Linux operating systems; A recent and extensive publication record in the fields of southern African climate variability, climate change, mitigation, and adaptation; Skills in the communication of climate science to the general public, stakeholders and policy makers; Demonstrable experience and success in attracting R&D funding and the successful management of research projects; Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work closely with others in a research group; Must have a valid driver’s licence.

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