Postdoctoral Position at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College
Keller Research Group
A full-time postdoc position is available at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College to join the Keller research group. The successful candidates will become part of a transdisciplinary research group in the area of climate risk management. The research group addresses two interrelated questions. First, how can we mechanistically understand past and possible future changes in the Earth system? Second, how can we use this information to design sustainable, scientifically sound, technologically feasible, economically efficient, and ethically defensible risk management strategies? We analyze these questions through mission-oriented basic research covering a wide range of disciplines such as engineering, decision science, statistics, Earth sciences, economics, and philosophy.
The successful candidate will co-lead research to improve the characterization and understanding of (i) uncertainties and (ii) system dynamics related to climate risks. Examples of the adopted research approaches are provided at this web-page and this overview paper. Current collaborative projects analyze, for example, the dynamics and impacts of deep decarbonization, coastal processes, multisector dynamics, and the design of coastal flood risk management strategies. The candidate will ideally have strong quantitative backgrounds in relevant disciplines (e.g., applied math, operations research, statistics, engineering, or Earth sciences) and interests in collaborating with neighboring disciplines. The position provides unique opportunities for research, education, outreach, decision support, and professional development. The successful candidate will enjoy ample opportunities to co-design their project portfolios and for transdisciplinary research collaborations. The successful candidate will be mentored by a team of experts in relevant disciplines.
The position is available immediately. The initial appointment will be for a period of one year, with an excellent possibility of renewal for one or more additional years. To apply, please visit http://apply.interfolio.com/127485. For more information about the position, please contact Prof. Klaus Keller. Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. The salary will be competitive, commensurate with experience, and will comply with Dartmouth College guidelines. Successful completion of a background check is required prior to employment.
Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.
Postdoctoral Positions in Climate Risk Assessment and Management
Rutgers Earth System Science & Policy Lab
The Rutgers University Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences seeks applications for two postdoctoral associate positions, starting Fall 2023, with interests in climate risk assessment and management.
The candidates will join the Rutgers University Earth System Science & Policy Lab, under the direction of Professor Robert Kopp, and its collaborators in the Megalopolitan Coastal Transformation Hub (MACH), NASA Sea Level Change Team, and Climate Impact Lab.
We are seeking candidates with strong background in climate change from a natural science, social science, economic or decision analysis perspective, who desire to expand their experience in a transdisciplinary research environment. Strong grasp of statistics, strong coding skills, and excellent organizational and communication skills are required.
Specific positions are described below. Contact Prof. Kopp at Robert.Kopp@rutgers.edu with inquiries and apply online at the links below.
1. Valuing the Sea-Level Adaptation Benefits of Earth Observations
The incumbent in this position, which involves close collaboration with the NASA Sea-Level Change Team and the Climate Impact Lab, will work to integrate decision-making under uncertainty into the Climate Impact Lab’s model of sea-level rise economics (DSCIM-Coastal). They will apply this model to value reductions in sea-level projection uncertainty associated with prospective Earth observation missions and improvements in climate modeling. The results are expected to inform the next NASA Earth Science decadal survey. Background in climate economics and/or quantitative analysis of climate policy is particularly desirable.
For more information or to apply: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/201662
2. Integrated Climate Risk Management in Urban Coasts
The incumbent in this position, which involves close collaboration with partners throughout MACH, will develop and apply integrated coupled natural-human system models to characterize adaptation challenges and support climate adaptation decision making, as well as work with climate engagement professionals to ensure stakeholder concerns and decision-maker needs are reflected in model development.
For more information or to apply: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/201661
PhD Student - Research Developed Coastline Dynamics -- Application and More Information
Applications are being accepted to fill a PhD position studying developed coastline dynamics at the Megalopolitan Coastal Transformation Hub (MACH), research that is funded by the NSF under the Coastlines and People, CoPe, Program. CoPe is focused on scientific research into complex coastal systems and the interplay with coastal hazards is vital for predicting, responding to, and mitigating threats in these regions. Understanding the risks associated with coastal hazards requires a holistic Earth Systems approach that integrates improved understanding of and, where possible, predictions about natural, social, and technological processes with efforts to increase the resilience of coastal systems.
The project will involve the development of numerical models for the evolution of coastal environments in the NY-NJ region, and field data collection using UAS technology. To apply informally, send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Dr. Jorge Lorenzo-Trueba. Detailed program information and application procedure can be obtained from the PhD program website.