The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) new Researcher in Residence position offers an exceptional opportunity to be at the nexus of climate solutions research and engagement focusing on negative emissions technologies. We are a multi-university institute encompassing the four major research-intensive universities in British Columbia: University of Victoria, University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, University of Northern British Columbia. Our mandate is to produce leading climate solutions research that is actively used by decision-makers to develop effective mitigation and adaptation policies and actions. PICS has a global remit, but a focus on BC.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Researcher in Residence will mobilize knowledge between research and decision-makers to maximize the utility of climate solutions developed under the Institute’s new Research Engagement Program. The Researcher will also work to attract new partners, and link new opportunities, with PICS research teams. The Researcher will act as a primary interface to government, industry and other partners who are seeking to implement climate change solutions. The successful candidate will be a conduit through which those parties can engage with the academic community with a special focus on the PICS-supported Solid Carbon Climate Mitigation Partnership.
The overarching objective of Solid Carbon is to conduct research in three interconnected areas that will, together, advance a Solid Carbon negative emissions technology, build capacity for this technology, and establish British Columbia as the international technology hub for this climate mitigation solution. This Solid Carbon negative emissions technology would remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and provide permanent sequestration in the world’s largest reservoir for CO2 sequestration—ocean basalt. The Solid Carbon solution brings together six separate proven technologies with the aim of developing a fully integrated system.
This is a four-year, non-renewable full-time contract position with a focus on negative emissions climate mitigation technology. PICS currently supports a multi-year, multi-institutional project on this subject. The incumbent will be expected to support this work as well as other projects and extend their reach into the non-academic community. This is one of three positions that will focus on different climate change solutions areas in the new Researcher in Residence program.
The position is based at the University of Victoria, and requires travel within BC, and occasionally within Canada and internationally.
To apply: send a CV and cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position by 1 December 2019.
Job Type: Full-time