Research Analyst

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Organization Description 

SEIA is the national trade association of solar energy manufacturers, project developers, distributors, contractors, installers, architects, consultants and financiers. Established in 1974, SEIA works to make solar energy a mainstream and significant energy source by expanding markets, strengthening the industry, and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy.

Position Description

SEIA is looking for a Research Analyst to work on a variety of high-priority research projects focused on the U.S. solar industry. Duties will include, but are not limited to: solar industry and energy policy research, data collection and analysis, construction of data visuals, and professional writing (that could include fact sheets, PowerPoint presentations, reports and web content). Prospective applicants will have the opportunity to work alongside passionate and talented individuals in a fast-paced Washington, DC environment, with responsibilities that touch on all aspects of SEIA’s research agenda. Ideal applicants will have an interest in energy, environmental policy, economics, business and/or statistics. Previous professional or academic experience in policy research and analysis and proficiency with Microsoft Excel is essential. Experience with GIS applications a plus. A top applicant will be a detail-oriented self-starter with strong communication skills across all mediums and a demonstrated ability to think critically. Experience in solar energy or broader energy industry is preferred but not required.


• Education or experience with quantitative analysis

• Strong writing skills

• Familiarity with spreadsheets

• Familiarity with energy and environmental policy

• Education or experience with energy economics


Minimum of bachelor’s degree, graduate degree preferred. Salary commensurate with experience.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and résumé and a brief writing sample to with the subject line “Research Analyst 2014-1”. No phone calls please. Direct applicants only. No search or placement firms. Positions are open until filled. SEIA is an equal opportunity employer. Learn more about SEIA at Date Posted: April 2, 2014


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