Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy (STEP) at Princeton University

Event Date(s): 13/04/2010 - 13/05/2010

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 2010-2011 Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. STEP will award one-year research positions (with the possibility of renewal for a second year) to eligible, talented researchers. These awards are designed to promote basic policy-relevant research under the supervision of one or more STEP faculty members.

STEP faculty are offering fellowship opportunities in the following areas of interest: 

David Wilcove:

  • conservation of migratory animals
  • impacts of logging and agriculture on biodiversity in Southeast Asia 


Michael Oppenheimer:

  • 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. For further insights on this project, see http://www.springerlink.com/content/7uw8150573197707/fulltext.pdf
  • analysis of paleoclimate proxies 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. 


Denise Mauzerall:

  • research interactions between air pollution and climate change including chemical transport and climate modeling, analysis of potential co-benefits and technical and policy options for mitigation. 


Essential Qualifications: The Postdoctoral 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. STEP fellows will be eligible for salary and full employee benefits in accordance with University guidelines. Applicants should send a CV and a cover letter describing their areas of expertise and interest via https://jobs.princeton.edu. The review process will commence immediately and continue until positions are filled. 

Education Required: Doctorate Degree

Visit the Princeton University STEP website at http://www.princeton.edu/step/

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