Program in Science Technology and Environmental Policy at Princeton University - 2015-2016
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 2015-2016 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.
- CLIMATE IMPACTS: Econometric and other quantitative methods applied to assess human migration and other sensitivities and responses to climate change; see www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1002632107 and http://www.springerlink.com/content/j44738674m504175/fulltext.pdf; www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1317166111
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.
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
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].