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Location: Stanford, CA


The Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability strives to create a future when humans and nature thrive in concert and in perpetuity. The school is made up of a three-part structure to drive global impact: Our academic departments and programs educate students and create new knowledge across areas of research that are crucial for advancing the long-term prosperity of the planet and people; Institutes bridge scholarship at Stanford and beyond, bringing multiple viewpoints to bear on urgent challenges; The Sustainability Accelerator drives new policy and technology solutions through a worldwide network of partners who work with our teams to develop solutions at a global scale. The school is dedicated to creating and supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, and to creating solutions that benefit all people, particularly those most affected by environmental damage and climate change.


  • Work with and report to Prof. Azevedo to ensure the strategic plan for EARNEST is executed as to guarantee the goals of this federally funded consortium are met across research, educational and outreach areas. 
  • Coordinate with and organize monthly PI Zoom meetings across all institutions, i.e., PIs from Stanford as well as PIs from the participating external institutions. Work with leadership to develop and design agendas for the meetings.
  • Organize weekly meetings with Stanford’s research team, including defining the agenda and structure and identifying participants.
  • Lead the quarterly reporting process as required by the DOE. Request information from investigators, track progress and develop the quarterly draft reports for the U.S. Department of Energy. 
  • Perform quantitative energy research within the tasks and goals of the Consortium. Co-author papers based on the research with PIs as well as independently. Examples of collaborative research include a peer review paper on how to define resilience in the context of the electric grid. 
  • Assist the Consortium in the development of research and decision-making tools specified in the Consortium tasks, for example, real time emissions and damages factors tools for the US grid.
  • Foster and facilitate partnerships with states, tribes & traditionally underrepresented groups.
  • Ensure the outputs from EARNEST are publicly disseminated in EARNEST’s website and via other dissemination media.


Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree and five years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, manage shifting priorities, and handle numerous time-sensitive projects with multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to accomplish goals working through formal and informal channels, with diplomacy and tactfulness.
  • Demonstrated creativity, problem solving, critical analysis, initiative, judgment and, decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and meet budget goals.
  • Demonstrated solid planning and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong relevant subject matter knowledge.
  • Ability to direct the work of others, for jobs requiring supervision.

In addition, our preferred requirements include: 

  • A PhD in the broad area of energy technology, sustainability, environmental sciences or energy, or climate policy or other similar areas.
  • Prior experience managing or having a significant role in large research projects in the energy domain.  
  • Evidence of research productivity and quality via publications in top journals or other prestigious scientific outlets.  
  • Advanced oral, written, and quantitative research skills, exhibiting fluency in their area of specialization.
  • Experience working with public agencies, communities, and URM groups.

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