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Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2010-2011

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 2010-2011 Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. STEP will award one-year research positions (with the possibility of renewal for a second year) to eligible, talented researchers. These awards are designed to promote basic policy-relevant research under the supervision of one or more STEP faculty members. STEP faculty are offering fellowship opportunities in the following areas of interest:

• David Wilcove: (1)conservation of migratory animals (2) impacts of logging and agriculture on biodiversity in Southeast Asia

• Michael Oppenheimer: (1) modeling the role of learning in decisions where structural model error is a key concern. This work will be coordinated with ongoing case studies of actual scientific learning coupled to policy decisions. For further insights on this project, see http://www.springerlink.com/content/7uw8150573197707/fulltext.pdf
(2) analysis of paleoclimate proxies for sea level, ice extent, and temperature to improve the use of analogs in forecasting future sea level rise. This project focuses particularly, but not exclusively, on proxies from the Last Interglacial.

• Denise Mauzerall: research interactions between air pollution and climate change including chemical transport and climate modeling, analysis of potential co-benefits and technical and policy options for mitigation.

The Postdoctoral 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 send a CV and a cover letter describing their areas of expertise and interest via https://jobs.princeton.edu (use requisition number 0900477) The review process will commence immediately and continue until positions are filled.

For more information about applying to Princeton please link to: http://web.princeton.edu/sites/dof/ApplicantsInfo.htm
Candidates may choose to complete the “Invitation to Self-Identify” form
http://web.princeton.edu/sites/dof/forms/PSoftSelfID.pdf. Providing the self-identification information is completely voluntary and declining to submit the information will not adversely affect your candidacy.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Atmospheric Policy and Science

The  Civil and Environmental Engineering department and the Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy program at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University invite applications for a post-doctoral research associate.    The research associate will investigate interactions between climate and air quality using the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) coupled chemistry-climate model as well as surface, aircraft and satellite data. Research will be conducted in collaboration with scientists at GFDL. Exploration of the impacts of future emissions of air pollutants and potential emission mitigation strategies (e.g. reductions in black carbon, ozone precursors, etc.) on both climate and air quality will be emphasized. Examination of the co-benefits of such mitigation strategies on public health, ecosystems and agriculture, and of possible policy approaches to facilitate mitigation will follow.

The position is open to all regardless of citizenship, but requires a completed doctorate in atmospheric science or a related scientific or engineering field. Experience in numerical modeling and/or analysis of large data sets is desirable.  Potential applicants are encouraged to explore papers and research projects described at the website of Prof. Denise Mauzerall.
 
 
The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal.    The Postdoctoral Research Associate's 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 0900291) 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.
 
For more information about applying to Princeton please link to: http://web.princeton.edu/sites/dof/ApplicantsInfo.htm Candidates may choose to complete the “Invitation to Self-Identify” form. Providing the self-identification information is completely voluntary and declining to submit the information will not adversely affect your candidacy.

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

Post Doctoral Research Position: Anthropogenic Climate Change 2009-2010

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 Research Associates for research on anthropogenic climate change under the direction of Professor Michael Oppenheimer. General areas of interest include impacts and vulnerability of human and natural systems, and domestic and international policy frameworks aimed at fostering greenhouse gas emission mitigation and adaptation.

Recent research in this program has focused on:  the vulnerability of coral reefs, the nitrogen cycle and its response to climate variability and change, paleoclimatic studies of the behavior of earth's ice sheets and sea level and implications for the future, the impacts of sea level rise on the coastal zone, the human responses to climate impacts including migration, the application of climate modeling to the foregoing problems, energy policy including the appropriate role for bio-fuels, the role of uncertainty and learning in decision making on problems of global change, and various aspects of emissions trading. This research is motivated by an interest in climate policy on all time scales and particularly, the means to implement Article 2 of the UNFCCC ("avoiding dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system").  Potential applicants are encouraged to explore papers and research projects described at: http://www.princeton.edu/step/people/faculty/michael-oppenheimer/
 
Applicants should have a strong background in one or more of the areas above and an interest in attacking problems from a multidisciplinary perspective, including the exploration of implications for public policy.  Research is often carried out in collaboration with natural and social scientists in the Woodrow Wilson School, as well as Princeton's Department of Geosciences, the Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences Program, the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory.
 
The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal.
The Postdoctoral Research Associate's position is open to all regardless of citizenship, but requires a completed doctorate in a relevant area of environmental science and does not support work towards the completion of a degree.  The research associate position will be eligible for salary and full employee benefits in accordance with Princeton University guidelines.
 
Applicants should apply at the Princeton University jobsite,  https://jobs.princeton.edu  (use requisition number 0900424) The search begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. 
 
For information about applying to Princeton and voluntarily self-identifying, please link to http://www.princeton.edu/dof/about_us/dof_job_openings/
 
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.
 

Post-doctoral Position: Conservation Biology and Policy

We seek an innovative, enthusiastic individual ready to develop new, practical approaches to issues of systematic conservation planning and progress assessment, focusing on Florida. The successful candidate will work closely with Professor David Wilcove in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy. Candidate must demonstrate strong interest in conservation, familiarity with conservation planning literature, and strong collaborative and computational skills, including ability to analyze large spatial datasets. Experience with habitat modeling, GIS, programming, and/or reserve-design algorithms helpful.

Postdoctoral Research Position: Quantitative Modeling of Terrestrial Nutrient Cycles

The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University invite applications for a post-doctoral research appointment to work in the area of quantitative modeling of terrestrial nutrient cycles.

Post Doctoral Research Position: Climate Change, Land Use, and Biodiversity in South Africa

Human responses to climate change could affect biodiversity more severely than changes in climate variables per se. The Program in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University invites applications for a post-doctoral Research Associate to help examine the impacts of human adaptation to climate change on vulnerable ecosystems and species that may or may not themselves suffer direct climate change impacts. The successful candidate will work with Professors David Wilcove and Michael Oppenheimer, in collaboration with Conservation International, to model how changes in agricultural and ranching practices due to climate change will affect biodiversity in South Africa. Results of this study may inform land use policy in a region of extraordinary biodiversity facing substantial change in climate.

Post Doctoral Research Position: Anthropogenic Climate Change – Human Migration

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 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.

Applicants should have 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.

Post-Doctoral Position: Ecology, Climate Change and Policy

We seek a post-doctoral researcher in the field of ecology who is interested in studying the impacts of climate change on the ranges of invasive species in North America. The successful candidate will work closely with Professors David Wilcove and Michael Oppenheimer in an interdisciplinary study of this issue. Applicants must have Ph.D. in ecology, conservation biology, or a related field. Experience with the application of climate models to ecological problems, or equivalent experience is essential.

Postdoctoral Position: Atmospheric Modeling/Science-Policy

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position with the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (WWS) at Princeton University in the field of atmospheric science as applied to problems at the science/policy interface. The candidate’s research interests should be relevant to climate change, regional and global transport of air pollution, or stratospheric ozone depletion. Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences and have extensive experience with chemical, dynamical, or climate modeling including the use of large data sets. The successful candidate will join a growing interdisciplinary group that includes atmospheric scientists at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Lab and the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program, as well as, economists and political scientists at the WWS working on projects at the interface of atmospheric science and domestic and international policy.

Post-doctoral Research Associate in History of Science/Science Studies - University of California, San Diego, and Princeton University, The Program in Science,Technology and Environmental Policy

The use of scientific assessment as a formalized process for evaluating knowledge for the specific purpose of informing government decision-making has expanded since the mid-1970s, but how well have these assessments worked? As part of the initial stage of a multi-year collaborative project between University of California, San Diego and The Woodrow Wilson School's Science, Technology and Environmental Policy Program at Princeton University, we seek two post-doctoral associates to examine the history of scientific assessments of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and its role in sea level rise caused by global warming. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in history of science or a closely related field, and sufficient scientific background to understand the technical issues at stake in the scientific evaluations. The postdocs will work under the joint supervision of Naomi Oreskes, University of California, San Diego, and Michael Oppenheimer, Woodrow Wilson School and Department of Geosciences, Princeton University.

Post-doctoral Research Associate in History of Science/Science Studies - Princeton University ( Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy) and the University of California at San Diego

The use of scientific assessment as a formalized process for evaluating knowledge for the specific purpose of informing government decision-making has expanded since the mid-1970s, but how well have these assessments worked? As part of the initial stage of a multi-year collaborative project between University of California, San Diego and The Woodrow Wilson School's Science, Technology and Environmental Policy Program at Princeton University, we seek a post-doctoral fellow to examine the history of scientific assessments of ozone depletion. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in history of science or a closely related field, and sufficient scientific background to understand the technical issues at stake in the scientific evaluations. The fellow will work under the joint supervision of Michael Oppenheimer, Woodrow Wilson School and Department of Geosciences, Princeton University and Naomi Oreskes, University of California, San Diego.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.