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/.