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[Met-jobs] Fwd: Postdoctoral Researcher at Carnegie Institution, Department of Global Ecology

From "Nantuna, Sharyn" <>
Date Wed, 19 Jun 2013 07:37:20 -0700

Postdoc Opportunity: Global Energy Systems, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and Climate Damage

Carnegie Institution Department of Global Ecology on the Stanford campus.

We are seeking an outstanding postdoctoral researcher who can lead projects that contribute to a better understanding of the potential for energy system transitions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We have done a number of studies related to analyzing the global energy system in the context of greenhouse gas emissions (e.g., estimating the scale of deployment of near-zero emission technologies needed to stabilize climate while allowing for economic growth, evaluating role of infrastructural inertia, analyzing carbon dioxide emissions embodied in international trade).  We are also interested in better understanding climate damage functions and how they might relate to international trade. The successful candidate might use an integrated assessment model, but might choose to use other tools.

The successful candidate will play a major role in planning and executing these investigations, working in a diverse group that will include climate modelers, energy-system analysts, and field researchers. We are looking to develop an exciting collegial atmosphere with a lot of personal freedom, wherein each group member both leads research projects and collaborates on projects led by others.

The position is available now, and we are flexible with regard to start dates. The initial term will be for one year with the potential for renewal for up to a maximum of four years. The position will involve working with Ken Caldeira at the Carnegie Institution Dept. of Global Ecology on the Stanford University campus. Carnegie Institution post-docs have access to most Stanford facilities. Interested potential postdocs should send an email to <> with ‘[climate/energy]’ in the subject line, containing (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a few sentences on research interests, and (3) the names and contact info for three references. (It is helpful if you also fill out this web form: )

Key factors in our hiring decisions will be intelligence, thoughtfulness, creativity, motivation, productivity, and a record of successful scientific or technical publication. We are flexible with regard to your domain of expertise. The Carnegie Institution is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, sex, age, physical condition, or country of national origin.

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