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Program in Science Technology and Environmental Policy at Princeton University - 2014-2015

Research Fellowship Program:

The Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy (STEP) at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (Michael Oppenheimer, Director) announces its 2014-2015 Fellowship Program. STEP will award one-year research positions (with the possibility of renewal for a second year) to eligible, talented researchers. These appointments, at the postdoctoral or more senior research level, are designed to promote basic policy-relevant research under the supervision of one or more STEP faculty members.  Note: Not all STEP faculty members may be hiring postdocs this year. 
  • Denise Mauzerall : :  CHEMISTRY – CLIMATE MODELING (in collaboration with colleagues at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) and Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department, (CEE)).  Research topics: 1) Modeling of sources, transport, health and climate impacts of aerosols and examination of benefits of various mitigation strategies; 2) Measurement of methane leakage from abandoned oil and gas wells in US and Canada; 3) Evaluation of benefits for air quality and climate of increased penetration of renewable energy; 4) Assessment of mitigation strategies for nitrous oxide and methane emissions from agriculture. Scientific research is oriented to inform policy decision-making
     
  • David Wilcove: --  Impact of animal trade on wild populations in Asia (field work in markets and villages); identification of threatened mammal or bird migrations in North America (skills in remote sensing an asset); land-use changes and associated impacts on birds, mammals, and other taxa in Asia or South America (field work).
The Research Fellows Program is open to all regardless of citizenship, but requires a completed doctorate and does not support work towards the completion of a degree.  STEP fellows will be eligible for salary and full employee benefits in accordance with University guidelines.
Applicants should submit a CV , contact information for three references and a cover letter indicating the faculty they wish to apply with and describing their areas of expertise and interest. The submission must be online via  https://jobs.princeton.edu  (use requisition number # 1300850. The review process will commence immediately and continue until positions are filled.
  
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations
 

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Postdoctoral Research Position: Global Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Mitigation and Forest Protection


The Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy program at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University invites applications for a position as a post-doctoral research associate.  The successful candidate will engage in relevant research and assist in coordination of an international, collaborative project, titled:   “The Agricultural Synergies Project.” 

This project involves writing detailed guidance for how to improve agricultural production in developing countries while reducing agricultural greenhouse gas emissions and protecting natural habitats. The guidance documents will focus on three topic areas:  (1) the more efficient production of milk and meat from ruminants on pasture in Latin America and in small-scaled, mixed cropping livestock systems in Africa and Southeast Asia, (2) the practical expansion of agroforestry in developing countries, and (3) the opportunities and challenges of intensifying agricultural production in developing countries in a manner that saves land locally as well as globally.  The work combines many fields:  agronomy, animal husbandry, greenhouse gas lifecycle analysis, ecology, economics, and policy analysis.  Princeton’s role is to coordinate a team of researchers on all settled Continents.  The primary work products will be guidance documents, but there will also be opportunities for spinoff, collaborative research publications.  This position will report to and work closely with Tim Searchinger, an Associate Research Scholar, and principal investigator of the project
 
The position is open to all regardless of citizenship.  Candidates should have a recent PhD in an appropriate research field, a background in at least some aspect of agriculture, good statistical skills, skills in GIS analysis and managing web sites, and an ability to work in a rigorous and interdisciplinary manner.  The initial appointment is for one year with possibility of renewal assuming good performance.  The position is available immediately - the search will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should apply at the Princeton University jobsite, https://jobs.princeton.edu.  Use requisition number 1300409 and include a cover letter describing research experience, curriculum vitae including a publication list, a statement of research interests, and contact information for three references.
 
 Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations

Postdoctoral Research Position: Climate Change, Human Migration,and Quantitative Approaches to Adaptation

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The Program in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University invites applications for post-doctoral or more senior research associates to investigate the potential for anthropogenic climate change to cause significant migration of human populations. The research will be conducted under the direction of Professors Alan Krueger and Michael Oppenheimer. An area of particular interest is forecasting the migration response to climate-related changes in agricultural productivity and responses to expectations about both future climate and agriculture. Applications from those proposing analogous quantitative studies of adaptation are also of interest.

Applicants must have a PhD and a  strong background in labor economics and econometrics and the capability to analyze large data bases. The project will have ready access to expertise on climate modeling in Princeton’s Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences Program and NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

Applicants should apply online at https://jobs.princeton.edu  (Requisition # 1200096) and submit a CV and a cover letter describing their areas of expertise and interest,  as well as names and contact information for three references. The review process will commence immediately and continue until positions are filled.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEP and affirmative action regulations.

Postdoctoral Researcher: Agent Based Modeling-Climate Change, Land Use and Migration

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The Program in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University invites applications at the post-doctoral research associate or more senior research level to develop agent-based models (ABMs) for studying agricultural adaptation, land use, and migration patterns in response to climatic variability/change and socio-economic forces. The researcher will work with scientists and statisticians to design experiments and to validate ABMs against observations. Research will have an initial focus on understanding recent historical land use patterns in South Africa, and will extend to investigations of migration flows. The research will be conducted under the direction of Professor Michael Oppenheimer and Dr. Lyndon Estes, and will build upon recent work aimed at understanding the potential ecological impacts of human climate change adaptation (see http://www.princeton.edu/~lestes/lde/Projects.html ) and the influence of climate on human migration. This appointment will be for one year [with possibility of renewal pending satisfactory performance and continued funding].

 
Applicants must have a PhD and significant experience in agent-based modeling, and a strong ability to work in multi-disciplinary, international collaborations. Candidates with backgrounds in agricultural economics, environmental geography, or land cover/land use remote sensing will be additionally advantaged. Extended travel to Africa and possibly within the United States will be required.
 
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations . Applicants should apply online at https://jobs.princeton.edu   (Requisition #1200368) and submit a CV and a cover letter describing their areas of expertise and interest, as well as names and contact information for three references. The review process will commence immediately and continue until positions are filled.
 

Postdoctoral Research Position - Ice Sheets

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Princeton University invites applications for a postdoctoral  research associate (or more senior researcher) to participate in developing a state-of-the-art representation of an ice sheet and its interaction with ocean and atmosphere, in conjunction with ongoing development of an Earth Systems Model at the NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL). The objective is a comprehensive description of the climate-ice sheet interaction in order to improve prediction of future sea levels. We aim to simulate recent, paleo-climatic, and future behavior of ice sheets. The position is jointly supported by Princeton's Department of Geosciences and Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and the project is conducted in collaboration with GFDL.
 
The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in atmospheric, oceanic or climate sciences, physics, glaciology, or a related field, and advanced programming skills (FORTRAN/MATLAB).   Familiarity with any aspect of cryosphere research is a bonus but not mandatory.
 
Applicants should apply online at https://jobs.princeton.edu  (Requisition # 0110217 ) and submit a CV and a cover letter describing their areas of expertise and interest,  as well as names and contact information for three references. The review process will commence immediately and continue until  the position is filled.
 
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEP and affirmative action regulations.