Research and Policy Analyst (Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage)

Location: Calgary or Toronto
Duration: 6-month contract (potential for extension)

Corporate Overview

CMC Research Institutes (CMCRI) is an environmental technology firm supporting the transformation of Canada’s industrial economy to thrive in a low carbon world. We provide facilities to field test, develop and demonstrate emission-reducing technologies and offer access to scientists, engineers and technologists who work with clients to solve design and process challenges encountered as technologies are scaled up. Incorporated as a not-for-profit, our revenue stream is through a combination of private sector, government, and academic partnerships and contracts.

Job Summary

CMCRI seeks requires a Research and Policy Analyst (Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage – CCUS) to develop evidence-based reports written in non-technical language that support the dissemination of knowledge about CCUS into the public discourse. The Research and Policy Analyst will work with colleagues to conceive and develop reports, articles and opinion pieces focused on key challenges faced by the Canadian CCUS community in the areas of Finance and Investment, Policy, and Overcoming Commercialization Challenges.


Key responsibilities of the Research and Policy Analyst, Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) include:

  • Develop a suite of potential report topics in the areas of finance and investment, policy, and overcoming commercialization challenges related to CCUS; and select (with the support of CMC Research Institutes leadership) topics from each category for report development.
  • Conduct research to synthesize literature and develop thought provoking articles and reports that inform general audiences about the potential of CCUS technologies to grow the economy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This may include some consultation with appropriate interest groups, businesses, governments and other stakeholders.
  • Develop and implement project plans for the timely delivery of publishable reports and articles.
  • Identify key stakeholders, potential partners and collaborators and work with CMC Research Institutes leadership to foster external relationships.
  • Develop concept documents and proposals for circulation with potential partners and project sponsors to source additional revenues.
  • Work with the Senior Manager, Communications and Engagement on the development of dissemination strategies for reports etc.
  • Develop other thought leadership publications to support the Organization’s goals.
  • Support networking and other engagement events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications

Education and/or Experience: A Bachelor’s and Master’s degree that have provided educational grounding to understand and analyze technical and non-technical information and write on a range of relevant topics in non-technical language. Valuable areas of experience include coalition building with a focus on achieving systemic change. Experience in synthesizing complex technical information and rewriting for general audiences would be considered an asset.

Knowledge Related to Climate Change/Environment and Public Policy: Commitment to the mission and values of CMC Research Institutes and working knowledge and/or experience in policy analysis, policy development, technology, economics, finance, technology commercialization, innovation, entrepreneurship, legislative/administrative/budgetary advocacy and/or regulation.

Language/Communication Skills: Excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated ability to speak and write persuasively to a range of audiences in English. Ability to convey technical and/or complex information to diverse audiences is essential.

Computer Skills: Demonstrated proficiency with computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets and internet usage, including social media. Familiarity with Microsoft Office package.

Other Skills: Demonstrated ability to think critically, solve problems creatively and manage multiple assignments under deadlines. Commitment to effective networking and collaboration and demonstrated ability to build productive working relationships with diverse staff and external stakeholders. Strong planning, facilitation, and organizational skills. Ability to work under tight timelines and take a proactive role in executing and completing projects. Ability to work well in groups and within teams as well as individually.

To Apply

Join a dynamic team who is working to combat climate change and help Canada’s industries thrive in a low carbon future. To explore this opportunity further in confidence, please send your cover letter and curriculum vitae in one PDF document to admin@cmcghg.com. The subject of the email should be CMCRI ‘Research and Policy Analyst’.

CMC Research Institutes hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Indigenous persons.

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Research and Policy Analyst (CCUS) Job Advertisement – 07-11-2018