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Social Science Research on Scientific Assessments

CFI

A fulltime postdoctoral research associate is sought who will contribute to social science research into the decision-making of scientists as they conduct major environmental assessments. Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD related to science studies (history and philosophy of science, sociology, anthropology preferred), working knowledge of climate science and politics, and experience in ethnographic and interview methods. The preferred start date is February 1, 2016. The position is for one year with possibility of renewal pending satisfactory performance and available funding. Salary will depend on the number of years beyond the Ph.D, not to exceed three.

Researcher will be part of a research team that has been studying the history of scientific assessments, and will be expected to coordinate with project members at all four affiliated institutions (Princeton University with Michael Oppenheimer, Harvard University with Naomi Oreskes and Matthew Shindell, New York University with Dale Jamieson, and College of Saint Benedict/ Saint John’s University with Jessica O’Reilly). For this project, the postdoctoral researcher’s primary roles will be to 1) conduct literature research related to the study of knowledge production in major assessments, 2) conduct observations and interviews during ongoing assessments in tandem with other ethnographers, and 3) work with the research team on relevant analysis and publications.

More broadly, the researcher will be part of the Princeton Climate Futures Initiative, co-directed by Marc Fleurbaey, Melissa Lane, and Robert H. Socolow. The Climate Futures Initiative (CFI) is an interdisciplinary research program at Princeton University, administered by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) and sponsored by PEI, the Princeton Institute for International Regional Studies (PIIRS) and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment (ACEE). S/he will be expected to play a leading role in participating in and organizing initiative activities, working with the initiative directors and other members of its steering committee. For more information on CFI, see http://scholar.princeton.edu/cfi/home.

Applicants should apply online at https://jobs.princeton.edu, position requisition #1500491, and submit (1) a cover letter; (2) a brief description of any previous experience in interdisciplinary and/or collaborative research; (3) a statement of research plans and their relation to the research community’s theme; (4) a current curriculum vitae, (5) names and email addresses of two persons who can provide confidential letters of recommendation; and (6) one writing sample (article- or chapter-length).

Questions about the application process for this position may be directed to Michael Oppenheimer.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.


Postdoctoral Research Associate

PEI

The Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) invites applications for post doctoral research associate and more senior research positions focusing on the scientific, technical, policy, and human dimensions of environmental issues. These areas include issues surrounding global change; energy and climate; biogeochemical cycles; molecular geochemistry; biodiversity; conservation; environmental science and policy; infectious disease and global health; and sustainable development in impoverished and resource-challenged regions of the world. Appointments are for one year with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory performance and continued funding. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Applicants should apply online (requisition #1500081) and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interest, and names and contact information for three references.

Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. degree in a related field.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


PEI

Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI)  invite applications for a post-doctoral research associate and more senior research position to work with Professor Jess Metcalf on a Wellcome Trust Sustaining Health grant. The successful candidate will work on epidemiological dynamics, employing a mixture of theory and statistical analysis of data, for a range of different infections. The emphasis will be on understanding the seasonal cycle of infectious diseases, links to seasonal human movement, climate, and land use change. Appointments are for one year with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory performance and continued funding.

Applicants should apply online and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interest, and names and contact information for three references.

Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in quantitative ecology, population biology, applied mathematics, statistics or an equivalent area. Additional experience in infectious disease modeling and particularly handling large datasets is highly desirable. Candidates should demonstrate a track record of publication; have strong organizational, written, and oral communication skills; and be able to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team.

To apply, please go to https://jobs.princeton.edu, and look for position requisition #1500395.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is subject to the university's background check policy.