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Research Analyst

Position Summary

The Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM)seeks candidates for a full-time position to provide technical analyses related to NESCAUM’s clean vehicle and thermal heating initiatives. The selected candidate will analyze research data collected as part of NESCAUM’s programs on biomass heat, clean fuels and vehicles, and electrification strategies for the building sector.


NESCAUM is a nonprofit association of the state air pollution control agencies in the six New England states, New Jersey and New York. NESCAUM provides technical and policy assistance to its members on air pollution, climate, and energy issues of regional concern in the Northeast and represents the states in regional, national and international forums. As a core part of its work, NESCAUM conducts air quality, clean technology, and climate policy research in support of state planning efforts. Our close ties and longstanding relationships with state air quality agencies allow NESCAUM to work directly with the states within our region and nationally to advance collective priorities on improving air quality and mitigating climate change.

NESCAUM’s activities are governed by a Board of Directors composed of the lead air quality officials in its eight member states. NESCAUM has a staff of approximately fifteen professionals.


The position is based in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. The NESCAUM office is located near South Station and is easily accessible via public transportation.

Responsibilities and Activities

  • Analyze data gathered as part of NESCAUM’s research projects;
  • Create data visualizations to make complex data accessible to a non-technical audience;
  • Learn to use publicly available climate and transportation modeling tools developed by the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and others;
  • Provide technical support to analyze the business case for electrification strategies;
  • Coordinate with staff from state and federal agencies, the private sector, industry experts and environmental advocacy organizations; and
  • Represent NESCAUM at meetings and conferences. Some travel is required.

Required Qualifications

The ideal candidates will have the personal and professional skills to advance NESCAUM’s objectives, including:

  • A bachelor’s degree in science, at a minimum;
  • Experience with the use of Excel in data analysis, and knowledge of programming languages such as R or Python;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills to explain complex technical and analytical information in a clear and understandable way;
  • Strong analytical, quantitative, and technical research skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively;
  • Proven ability to manage multiple assignments at once and meet deadlines;
  • Two years of work experience related to data analysis preferred;
  • U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States.

Salary and Benefits

Salary range is $50,000 to $80,000 depending on relevant experience. Several years of work experience or a graduate degree in environmental policy, transportation policy, or engineering would start near the top of the range. NESCAUM has an excellent benefits package, including full health coverage with no employee contribution, dental and vision coverage, retirement plan, life and disability insurance, three weeks paid vacation leave at start, sick leave, parental leave, health club membership, and a T metro pass for the Boston office.

How to Apply

Please send the following to a resume; a cover letter addressed to Coralie Cooper, Deputy Director, explaining your qualifications and interest in this position; three references with contact information and a brief description of your relationship to the references (NESCAUM will not contact them without first checking with the applicant); and a writing sample.


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