The Research Assistantwill support Professor Urpelainen for a sponsored project funded by JHU APL on geoengineering. The purpose of this research is to prepare a high-quality report regarding the U.S. national security implications of geoengineering, particularly in the Arctic, and the necessity to develop a comprehensive surveillance system for timely and accurate detection of interventions, as well as the importance of investing in the development of mitigation techniques to reverse negative consequences of both intentional and unintentional climate interventions. This report will build on an earlier report that studied the geopolitical forces that might motivate other countries to engage in geoengineering. It will include a review of major powers: their geoengineering technologies and history of participating in international governance efforts. The goal is to set the stage for in-depth empirical research and policy analysis in this field, and the implications for future investments.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Collect data, review literature, draft a report on geoengineering.
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor's degree in related field required.
Master's degree in international affairs strongly desired.
Some related experience required.
Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Classified Title: Research Assistant Working Title: Research Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.26 - $22.35/hr; Commensurate with experience Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: M-F, 20 hours/week Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 01-DC:District of Columbia Department name: 10000949-Energy, Resources, and Environment Personnel area: SAIS
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