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. 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 fellows will be eligible for salary and full employee benefits in accordance with University guidelines.
STEP faculty is soliciting fellowship applications in the following areas of interest:
- Michael Oppenheimer: PHYSICAL SCIENCE OF EARTH SYSTEM: (1) Modeling of dynamic properties of ice sheets on a variety of geographic scales (in collaboration with colleagues at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, GFDL). (2) Analysis of paleoclimate proxy data for sea level, ice extent, and temperature to improve the use of analogs in forecasting future sea level rise. This project focuses particularly, but not exclusively, on proxies from the Last Interglacial; see http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v462/n7275/full/nature08686.html. DECISION THEORY and POLICY: Modeling the role of learning in decisions where structural model error is a key concern. This work will be coordinated with ongoing case studies of actual scientific learning coupled to policy decisions; see http://www.springerlink.com/content/7uw8150573197707/fulltext.pdf
CLIMATE IMPACTS: Econometric and other quantitative methods applied to assess human migration and other responses to climate change; see www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1002632107 and http://www.springerlink.com/content/j44738674m504175/fulltext.pdf
- David Wilcove: Impact of reptile trade on wild populations in Asia (field work in markets and villages); identification of threatened mammal migrations in North America (skills in remote sensing an asset); land-use changes and associated impacts on birds, mammals, and other taxa in Asia or South America (field work).
Applicants must apply online and submit a CV and a cover letter indicating the 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.