Research Fellow: Water Policy Center

Public Policy Institute of California
San Francisco, CA, United States
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University/Academia/Research/Think tank
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Not Specified
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PPIC research fellows contribute directly to the mission of the Public Policy Institute of California. They are highly trained professionals with strong quantitative and analytical skills and with a driving interest in using those skills to create and communicate knowledge that informs California’s policy making processes. 


PPIC aims to recruit a research fellow with a background and strong interest in Water Policy research, who is able to demonstrate significant interest in connecting research to policy making. Ideally, the candidate will bring substantive knowledge and interest in California water policy. Specific interest and expertise in one or more of the Center’s major focus areas is desirable: (1) ensuring clean and reliable water supplies; (2) building healthy and resilient ecosystems; and (3) preparing for droughts and floods.

The successful applicant will have a doctoral degree in economics or another field relevant to the Center’s work and excellent skills in quantitative and qualitative research, non-technical writing, external policy engagement, and communications. We seek applicants at various stages in their careers, from recent Ph.D. graduates to mid-career and senior-level researchers. While a background in California policy research is an advantage, we also seek applicants with federal or other state-level research experience that could be translated to the California context.

PPIC offers a collaborative, intellectually stimulating, impactful work environment with a competitive compensation and benefits package. The position is based in PPIC’s San Francisco office.

PPIC values the wide variety of backgrounds and experiences of our research staff. Key elements in the consideration of qualified candidates include excellence; diversity of talents, backgrounds, and viewpoints; and a strong fit with the institute’s mission, values, and goals.

To Apply

Please submit your application letter, your C.V., a brief writing sample, and the names and contact information of three references. References will not be contacted without your prior approval. Applications will be considered as they are received and until the position has been filled.