Position Summary: 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 2013-2014 Fellowship Program. STEP will award one-year research positions to eligible, talented researchers with the possibility of renewal for a second year contingent upon satisfactory performance and continued funding. STEP fellows will be eligible for salary and full employee benefits in accordance with University guidelines. 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. STEP faculty is soliciting fellowship applications in the following areas of interest:
- Denise Mauzerall: CHEMISTRY - CLIMATE MODELING (in collaboration with colleagues at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, GFDL and Civil and Environmental Engineering, CEE, department). Research on: 1) sources, transport, health and climate impacts of black carbon including impacts on surface energy/mass balance of glaciers and effects on water resources and examination of benefits of various mitigation strategies; 2) benefits of various industry level mitigation strategies for methane and other pollutants for global ozone, aerosols and climate; 3) benefits for air quality and climate of increased penetration of renewable energy. 4) benefits of mitigation strategies for nitrous oxide and methane from agriculture. Scientific research is oriented to inform policy decision-making.
- Alexander Glaser: Nuclear energy in the context of nonproliferation and climate change, with a focus on (1) exploring nuclear-energy options and constraints in developing countries or (2) on incorporating uncertainties in the treatment of nuclear power in integrated assessment models. (3) Technical and policy analysis of the nuclear fuel cycle, including approaches to strengthening international oversight and safeguards of nuclear facilities; for details, see http://nuclearfutures.princeton.edu
Applicants must apply online and submit a CV and a cover letter indicating which faculty with whom they wish to apply and describing their areas of expertise and interest. Also include contact information for three references. The review process will commence immediately and continue until positions are filled.
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.
Education Required: Doctorate Degree
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.