Postdoctoral Research Associate: Global Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Mitigation and Forest Protectio

Princeton, NJ
Apr 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Princeton University

Woodrow Wilson School - 26000

Position Summary
The Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (STEP) program at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University invites applications for an anticipated position available by October1, 2015 as a postdoctoral research associate or associate research scholar.

The successful candidate will engage in relevant research regarding the impacts of increasing global demand for forest products on U.S. and global forests, including increasing demand for bio-energy from forest materials. Other research work related to bio-energy is also likely. Depending on sources of funding, the work may also be extended into other fields related to the economic and policy evaluation of strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture in developing countries while boosting production.

The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal assuming good performance and available funding.

The successful candidate will work closely with and be supervised by Tim Searchinger, a Research Scholar in the STEP program (

Applicants must apply online and will be required to provide the following: A cover letter describing research experience, curriculum vitae including a publication list, a statement of research interests, and contact information for three references. The position is open to all regardless of citizenship. This position is subject to the university's background check policy.

Essential Qualifications
Candidates must have a recent PhD in economics or in some other field of natural resource studies that includes substantial economic training. Candidates should have strong quantitative skills.

Preferred Qualifications
An ability to use GIS tools would be an added value.

Directory Title

Job Function
Regular Professional Research
RR 040
Standard Hours

Full Time
Actual Hours per Week, if casual hourly

Pay Rate, if Casual Hourly

Work Schedule, if other than standard hours

Eligible for Overtime
Benefits Eligible
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
Cover Letter
Statement of Research Interest
Bibliography/Publications List
Proposed Start Date
End Date, if a Term Appointment
Comments related to end date:
The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal assuming good performance and available funding.
EEO Statement
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW


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