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.