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Research & Policy Analyst

Foundation for Renewable Energy & Environment
Newark, Delaware, US
Closing date
Oct 16, 2022

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Academic / Research
Policy / Legal, Informatics / GIS
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Full time
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Job Description

Type: Full-time employment
Location: Hybrid work arrangements within the Delaware region
Start date: Applications reviewed on a rolling basis until position is filled
Salary range: $50,000-$60,000

Candidates with residence in the Delaware/Philadelphia region will receive priority consideration.


The Foundation for Renewable Energy and Environment (FREE) is a non-profit, international organization established to promote a better future based on energy, water and materials conservation, renewable energy use, environmental resilience, sustainable livelihoods, and environmental justice for all. We are particularly interested in producing actionable knowledge about how to achieve a deep, rapid, and sustainable energy transition to meet the climate change challenge. FREE operates a policy analysis and research team tasked with the exploration and testing of innovative strategies and solutions (


Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV (including an up-to-date list of publications, if any), and the names and contact information for three references. In addition, we request a writing sample demonstrating an ability to write high-quality research reports and publishable papers (


The Policy Analyst & Researcher will be a subject matter expert for FREE's policy analysis and research team. This role will be responsible for analyzing, reviewing, and interpreting technical and policy information integral to FREE's programs and deliverables. The tasks associated with the position may include on an as-needed basis:

● Prepare, analyze, and interpret data in a variety of formats, including the use of software such as geographic information system (GIS), spreadsheet models, NREL's System Advisor Model (SAM), econometric analysis software such as STATA or EViews and economic impact analysis systems such as REMI or IMPLAN.
● Implement economic feasibility assessments of various technologies including solar photovoltaic (PV) and energy efficiency;
● Engage with, and conduct energy, environmental and climate policy research for, local (DE, PA) policy-makers and other external clients;
● Monitor ongoing local (DE, PA) energy, environmental, and climate policy stakeholder discussions to identify possible research opportunities;
● Assist in drafting narratives for public reports, case studies, articles, and other documents;


● A Master's degree or Ph.D. in a relevant field such as but not limited to policy analysis, economics, engineering, or interdisciplinary studies (e.g. engineering and public policy, policy economics, utility economics, science and technology studies, socio-technical analysis, sustainability analysis, sustainable energy and business). Ph.D. and professional experience in the field of 3 years or more is preferred.
● Detailed understanding of energy economics, climate policy, justice analysis, and sustainable development is an advantage.
● FREE seeks a self-starter who can stay current on Federal, State and local policy decisions.
● The position requires outstanding written and verbal communication, and the flexibility to contribute to several research teams, as well as serve in certain cases as project manager.
● Successful candidate will be expected to take direction from FREE's leadership team, including its President and its Senior Research Principal.
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