Researcher, Energy, Climate & Resources

Washington, District of Columbia, United States | Research ECR | Full-time | COVID-19 remote

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About Eurasia Group

Eurasia Group is the world's leading global political risk research and consulting firm. By providing information and insight on how political developments move markets, we help clients anticipate and respond to instability and opportunities everywhere they invest or do business. Our expertise includes developed and developing countries in every region of the world, specific economic sectors, and the business and investment playing fields of the future. With our best-in-class advisory and consulting offerings and GZERO Media, the Eurasia Group umbrella provides the marketplace with a complete political risk solution. Headquartered in New York, we have offices in Washington, London, San Francisco, Brasilia, Sao Paulo, Singapore, and Tokyo, as well as on-the-ground experts and resources in more than a hundred countries. "Politics first” grounds our work: Politics is the lens through which we view the world, and we are committed to analysis that is free of political bias and the influence of private interests. 

 

Position overview:
Eurasia Group is seeking to hire a Researcher to support our Energy, Climate and Resources (ECR). The team is cross-cutting and works with the country research teams as well as other industry groups to provide a deep understanding of energy and environmental trends in the geopolitical context. ECR develops and communicates the firm’s key views on the latest energy and sustainability trends and upcoming political risks for clients across all industries and regions.

A desirable candidate must have academic and research experience in global politics, energy, and sustainability. Topics cover oil and gas, mining, renewable energy, emerging technologies (e.g., hydrogen and CCUS), climate disclosures, climate policy, biodiversity, and water. These issues are analyzed for their impact on markets that affect clients including heavy industry, retail, technology companies, transportation companies, and banks and investors. 

Substantial comfort with data and producing chartwork in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint is a requirement. We need someone who is comfortable not just in working with data but also in analyzing trends in data to draw conclusions about what the data is telling us and where things are headed and how markets are responding to political risks and pressures. We need someone with a unique mind who can work with data and draw out comparisons and trends from within large data sets.

The ideal candidate excels at creating presentations and slide decks. Extreme attention to detail and patience in managing basic processes like uploading our research content into our online portal is also a must. We are also looking for someone with promising writing skills and a good mind for political research and analysis.
 
Finally, we require a candidate who is comfortable with a fast-moving, changing, small-company environment; someone who can deal with ambiguity and a lack of formal structures. We need someone who is low-ego, a team player, and someone who focuses on solving problems and can take on leadership in all these areas over time. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs, political science, or relevant field (Master’s preferred)
  • 2 to 5 years of experience, in politics, policy, energy/climate/sustainability.  Understanding of finance a plus.
  • outstanding time management, written communication, and consensus-building skills, with keen attention to detail
  • Superior computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite