The Air Quality team at CEEW aims to strengthen air quality management in India’s non-attainment cities by
1) Plugging critical data and information gaps,
2) Building technical and enforcement capacity of institutions, and
3) Equipping citizens with information that can transform them into agents of change.
The team seeks to hire a dedicated researcher and a go-getter to build and expand its work on identifying solutions for dispersed pollution sources like construction and road dust, garbage burning and informal industries in urban areas. The candidate will undertake relevant research, identify and consult stakeholders, and conduct techno-economic and feasibility assessments. The candidate will also have to design and conduct studies to evaluate the impact of proposed solutions. The role offers an excellent opportunity to work with city administrations to ideate and implement solutions for clean air.
Education and experience
- Ph.D in Civil/Environmental Engineering, or related field
- Prior experience of working on city-wide emission modelling, and running dispersion/chemical transport models
- Strong analytic skills including quantitative research skills
- Ability to handle large datasets
- Good oral and written communication skills
About the organisation
The Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) is one of South Asia’s leading not-for-profit policy research institutions. The Council uses data, integrated analysis, and strategic outreach to explain – and change – the use, reuse, and misuse of resources. The Council addresses pressing global challenges through an integrated and internationally focused approach. It prides itself on the independence of its high-quality research, develops partnerships with public and private institutions, and engages with the wider public.
In 2019, CEEW once again featured extensively across nine categories in the 2018 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report, including being ranked as South Asia’s top think tank (15 th globally) with an annual operating budget of less than USD 5 million for the sixth year in a row. CEEW has also been ranked as South Asia’s top energy and resource policy think tank in these rankings. In 2016, CEEW was ranked 2nd in India, 4 th outside Europe and North America, and 20 th globally out of 240 think tanks as per the ICCG Climate Think Tank’s standardised rankings.