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Research Team Lead, Cascade Institute
Royal Roads University -> Office of the Vice-President, Academic & Provost -> Research & Innovation -> Cascade Institute
Temporary Full Time
# of Hires Needed
The Team Lead, Energy Systems Transformation is a hybrid research and project/people management position. The role is a three-year limited term position with the possibility of renewal depending on performance and funding. The start date for the position is Feb. 1 - May 1, 2024. Special consideration will be given to applicants who are able to work at least three days per week at the Cascade Institute office on Royal Roads University campus—however, hybrid and remote working arrangements may be considered.
The Team Lead will apply their leadership, expertise, and analytical/methodological toolkit to three main areas (demonstrated expertise in at least one area is required – plus interest in the other two):
Primary Position Outcomes
About the Energy Systems Transformation team
The Cascade Institute's Energy Systems Transformation (EST) team conducts applied research and analysis to accelerate the energy transition. Their work seeks to harness non-linear change in technological and social systems to produce new solutions. Using tools to measure and map worldviews and policy preferences, EST team members identify and investigate potential technological and social innovations capable of catalyzing energy system transformation at a rate and scale commensurate with the urgency and magnitude of the climate crisis. The EST team pursues new research pathways, analyzes emerging data, and provides timely advice to frontline actors including policymakers, financial actors, and activists. This work explores the technological, institutional, and worldview components of energy systems to effectively guide R&D, investment, and implementation of key energy technologies.
The EST team is a part of Accelerating Community Energy Transformation (ACET) (supported by the Canada First Excellence Research Fund)—a research collaboration with the University of Victoria, Yukon University, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, and the University of British Columbia helping communities achieve their unique clean-energy systems goals.
About Cascade Institute Team Leads
The Team Lead at the Cascade Institute is a hybrid project/research management and research position with four key roles. First, they are responsible for co- managing the members of one of the Institute's teams along with the Research Director. Each team is made up of Senior Fellows, Fellows, and Research Associates. Second, they are responsible for managing specific project(s) for that team—including the management of project timelines, deliverables, budgets, funder relationships, collaborator relationships, and project evaluation—with the support of the Research Director. Third, they are responsible for working both independently and collaboratively with other team members to produce cutting-edge research and analysis products. And fourth, the Team Lead is responsible for leading the development and execution of knowledge mobilization activities and the implementation of “actions” emerging from research/analysis outputs.
This is a temporary, full-time position working 37.5 hours per week for a term from March 15, 2024 until March 31, 2027. This position has been evaluated at MPT-D with a salary range of $81,964 (minimum) to $96,333 (midpoint) to $110,702 (maximum) per annum. Employment offers will normally be made between the minimum and midpoint of the range and are determined by knowledge, experience and internal equity. The University is pleased to offer a comprehensive benefit package. Royal Roads University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our faculty and staff including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.
While Royal Roads University values all applications we receive, only those candidates shortlisted for further consideration will be contacted. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, you will need to be legally eligible to work in Canada for the duration of the employment contract. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment process, please contact us directly at [email protected] attention: Lorisha Bühler or 250-391-2600 extension 4408 so we can offer you individualized assistance and ensure equity in our recruitment and hiring process. ALL COMPETITIONS WILL CLOSE AT 10.00 P.M. ON THE DATE OF CLOSING