Position Summary: Program in Science Technology and Environmental Policy at Princeton University - 2015-16Research 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 2015-16 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. David Wilcove: -- Land-use changes and associated impacts on birds, mammals, and other taxa in Asia or South America; Impact of animal trade on wild populations of birds, reptiles, fish, or mammals in Asia (excluding tigers, elephants, rhinos); identification of threatened mammal or bird migrations in North America (skills in remote sensing an asset); In most cases, studies incorporating field work are preferred.Michael Oppenheimer: - 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.1317166111CLIMATE IMPACTS: Combining diverse methods and lines of evidence to assess the probability of climate change impacts and outcomes. Development of methods for attribution of impacts to anthropogenic climate change. Quantitative and qualitative methods applied to assess human 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.1317166111GLACIOLOGIST/ICE-SHEETS, OCEAN MODELLER: to analyze satellite-era observations in comparison with output of ice sheet models to understand critical model deficiencies, working collaboratively with GFDL ice-ocean modeling group. Develop intermediate modeling approaches useful for improving sea level rise projections.Applicants should submit online 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 review process will commence immediately and continue until positions are filled. These positions are subject to the University's background check policy.
Essential Qualifications: 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.
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