Postdoctoral Research Associate/Program in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy, Princeton University

about 2 years ago


Requisition Number
1200368  
Job Title
Postdoctoral Research Associate/Program in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy  
Department
Woodrow Wilson School - 285  
Position Summary
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 should apply online 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.  
Essential Qualifications
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.  
Preferred Qualifications
 
Directory Title
 
Job Function
Regular Professional Research  
Grade
RR 040  
Standard Hours
 
Full-time/Part-time
Full Time  
Actual Hours per Week, if casual hourly
 
Pay Rate, if Casual Hourly
 
Work Schedule, if other than standard hours
 
Eligible for Overtime
No  
Benefits Eligible
Yes  
Union Code
Not Applicable  
Education Required
Doctorate Degree  
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.
Instructions for Applying
Complete the online application and click "Apply to this Posting" at the top of the posting details page.  
Documents which can be associated with this posting
Resume/CV
Cover Letter
Other Document 1  
Proposed Start Date
 
End Date, if a Term Appointment
 
Comments related to end date:
This appointment will be for one year, with possibility of renewal pending satisfactory performance and continued funding.  

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