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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.


Postdoctoral Associate in Economics & Conservation

We are seeking a postdoctoral scholar at the interface of economics, conservation, and natural resource management, to enable collaborative research between us and The Nature Conservancy (TNC). The fellow will pursue cutting-edge research that supports the development of policies and practices for environmental managers.

A primary activity for the postdoc is supporting, enabling, and advancing a series of workshops that perform synthetic analysis in the area of ecological economics. Workshop topics are proposed by TNC staff and provide world-class expertise for emerging TNC needs. Each workshop will focus on an urgent, time-bound economics problem and will scope and analyze the issue in a single engagement, ending with recommendations for management actions. Informed by the best available data, models, and case studies, the workshops will produce reports and journal articles for broad consumption by the conservation community and ecological economists. There will be several workshops per year on topics ranging from water funds to incentives for promoting carbon storage in soils.

To learn more or apply, please visit the U of M employment website. Job ID 315040



Energy Storage Project Manager

The Energy Storage and Energy Transition Lab (ETL) Project Manager & Administrative Associate will manage the energy storage work of the Energy Transition Lab and the Minnesota Energy Storage Alliance (MESA), and a portion of general ETL administrative responsibilities.  This includes planning and implementing regular and periodic activities of MESA, including meetings and off-site activities with external and University stakeholders, experts, and decision makers; site visits, legislator, regulator, and policymaker education; event planning and logistics (Energy Storage Summit and other events); managing contact lists and communication with stakeholders; facilitating work of MESA committees; supervision of research assistants, social media & website updates, tracking multiple budgets, etc.  Depending on time available, the project manager will also help to track PUC and MISO activity, conduct relevant research, and draft written materials, etc. See the job ad for the full description of duties and responsibilities.

Position is full-time (40 hrs/wk) and is dependent on soft funding. The job code for this position is 8208A2, Admin Associate 2, Civil Service. Position will not be extended beyond 09/30/2017 unless additional funding is secured. This position will be housed at the Institute on the Environment on the St. Paul campus.

To learn more or apply, please visit the U of M employment website. Job ID 315310