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The Institute on the Environment and the University of Minnesota are proud to be equal opportunity employers. All employment opportunities can be found on the University’s employment website. Although we receive many inquiries, IonE operates with a small staff and job openings are infrequent. As available, all positions and application instructions will be posted. Please note, we do not accept or respond to unsolicited job inquiries or résumés.

Graduate Positions

Graduate Research Assistant

The Institute on the Environment’s (IonE) Energy Transition Lab seeks a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA, job code 9521) to conduct research to identify what academic expertise is most useful to electric utilities. The GRA will be part of project team as well as part of a larger collaborative effort with materials scientists at UMN. The GRA will primarily be responsible for conducting one-on-one semi-structured qualitative interviews with utility professionals, following an interview protocol, and subsequently assisting the team in summarizing and analyzing interview transcripts and other qualitative research tasks. Specific duties include assisting project personnel with finalizing interview questions and protocol, conducting and recording interviews, annotating, and synthesizing relevant literature, and additional tasks as directed by the project and supervisor. The GRA will be advised by Stephen Rose at the Institute on the Environment/Humphrey School.

To learn more or apply, please visit the U of M employment website. Job ID 321669