California Carbon Neutrality Specialist, University of California Santa Barbara (Assistant or Associate Specialist) JPF01713

The Environmental Market Solutions Lab at UC Santa Barbara is seeking a talented Specialist to provide analytical support for a new interdisciplinary project evaluating potential pathways for California to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045. The primary purpose of this project is to synthesize the latest research findings and conduct new cutting-edge research to understand how a transition to clean energy could affect jobs, health, prices, and other features of the California economy. The California Carbon Neutrality Specialist will be responsible for a variety of tasks that will likely include, but are not limited to: collecting, processing, organizing, and analyzing energy, price, labor market, emissions, and health data; conducting literature reviews to identify the economic and equity effects of clean energy transitions and remaining research gaps; identifying modeling parameters to forecast energy use and greenhouse gas emissions under a range of policy scenarios; and developing code and analyses to examine how equitable and cost-effective outcomes can be achieved through actionable innovations in state climate policies.

If interested, please submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references online at: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01713 by February 28, 2020.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

ISeeChange is a global community and unique social media platform dedicated to connecting communities to each other and to their changing environment. We mobilize residents to collect local stories, photos, and weather measurements to inform climate adaptation, infrastructure design, and community-driven storytelling. ISeeChange’s platform empowers communities to collect and share their own personal climate stories, photos, and weather measurements. ISeeChange combines this real-time data with sensor networks and natural language processing to illustrate community-scale climate trends. Cities, engineers, insurers, and researchers use this data to inform climate adaptation planning, public safety, and infrastructure design—enabling them to build solutions that work best for communities by putting their voices and vision front and center. ISeeChange has been recognized by MIT Solve, Echoing Green, Grist 50 Fixers, and the UN’s Global Innovation Coalition for Change.

With users in 118 countries and new, focused local pilots launching in Boston and Miami, Miami is seeking to expand thier team alongside major investments from the Wyncote Foundation, the McGovern Foundation, MITSolve, Twilio, and the Knight Foundation. We are looking for a community manager located in Miami with the right experience, communication skills, creativity, and drive to help our team launch our tools, expand our community, and further our development priorities. 

For additional details, go to https://stories.iseechange.org/miami-community-manager-iseechange/

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