Posted: Nov 30,2016
Closing: Dec 31,2016
Location: United States
Source: partner



Berkeley Air Monitoring Group is seeking a Research Associate to join their small, dynamic company for a 1-2 year period of time, with the possibility of extension. The ideal person for this position is a recent M.S. or Ph.D. graduate, has a strong interest in the science of household energy, health, and climate change in the developing world, and is looking to gain in-depth experience in research, monitoring and evaluation, instrumentation, and data analysis. The position is somewhat flexible and could be based in the offices in Berkeley, California and/or Fort Collins, Colorado.

About Berkeley Air and Our Mission

Berkeley Air Monitoring Group, Inc. ( is a small technical consulting firm located in downtown Berkeley, California, founded in 2008, and incubated at the University of California, Berkeley. They work to mitigate the many problems associated with the use of dirty solid fuels for cooking, heating, and lighting in the developing world, where electricity and gas are unavailable or unaffordable. The World Health Organization estimates that 7 million people die prematurely each year as a result of exposure to air pollution (that’s 1 out of every 8 deaths worldwide), confirming that air pollution is now the world’s largest environmental health risk. The majority of those deaths (4.3 million) are due to exposure to household air pollution in the developing world. For more information, see

Their vision is the widespread adoption of cleaner and more efficient household energy solutions for global health, development, and climate benefits. To this end, their company provides scientifically based testing, monitoring, and evaluation of household energy technologies and fuels in the developing world for a range of domestic and international clients in both the public and private sectors. They also develop and commercialize monitoring instrumentation, including sensors for air pollution and stove use.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

Data Management and Analysis

  • Conducting analysis of data sets including summary tables, regression modeling, power calculations, and tests of statistical significance
  • Coding scripts for cleaning and processing data
  • Compiling and organizing data-sets


  • Organizing field teams and arranging associated logistics
  • Training field staff on implementing data collection protocols, including use of equipment and survey forms
  • Operating and maintaining field instrumentation


Technical Communications

  • Report, manuscript, and proposal writing
  • Presentation of results at conferences and meetings

Required Professional Skills and Experience

  • Strong background knowledge in household energy and air quality in developing countries
  • Experience working in developing countries
  • Measurement of source emissions, personal exposure, and/or ambient/area air quality
  • Comfortable with scientific instrumentation and environmental sensors
  • Report, manuscript, and proposal writing
  • Presenting results at conferences and meetings
  • Experience with statistical software such as R, MATLAB, etc.
  • Experience with instrument/software development preferred
  • Proficiency in non-English language(s) very helpful
  • M.S. or Ph.D. in a related field

Hours, compensation, and start date

This is a full-time position ranging from 30-40 hours per week. It is expected to be a 1-2 year position, with the possibility of extension. The expected salary range is $50,000 to $65,000, commensurate with experience. TriNet-managed benefits include medical/vision/dental insurance, holidays, vacation, and sick leave. Berkeley and Fort Collins office environments are flexible and casual. They would like to fill this position as soon as possible.

How to Apply

Please email a cover letter and CV/resume to with “Research Associate position” in the subject field. (No phone calls, please)