[ES_JOBS_NET] Director for the Joint Glo9bal Change Research Institute

Megan L. Melamed megan at igacproject.org
Mon Mar 18 10:02:43 MDT 2013

Fundamental & Computational Sciences Directorate

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is seeking a Director for
the Joint Global Change Research Institute (JGCRI) in College Park,
Maryland. This is an extraordinary opportunity to lead an
interdisciplinary, world-class research team in addressing issues at
the energy- environment interface. The Institute houses a
multi-disciplinary team of about fifty full time staff, students and
international visitors dedicated to understanding the problems of
global change and their potential solutions. Scientific staff at the
Institute bring decades of experience and expertise to bear in
science, technology, economics, and policy. JGCRI, a vibrant
intellectual hub, is one of only a handful of institutions around the
world that have built and maintained the capacity to do truly
interdisciplinary integrated assessment modeling. One of the strengths
of the Institute is a network of domestic and international
collaborators that encourages the development of global and regional
understanding of global change problems and their potential solutions.
In addition, the Joint Institute focuses on developing dialogues
around global change issues, across disciplines and national
boundaries, and among diverse socio-economic stakeholders.

The partnership with the University of Maryland (UMD) enables
interaction with a top research university and provides educational
opportunities for students. The strong ties withPNNL provide
management systems support and access to the broader geophysical
science and energy technology capabilities of the National Laboratory.

Established in 2001, JGCRI is a collaboration between PNNL and the
UMD, and includes staff from both institutions. PNNL staff have
Research Affiliate status at the UMD. Organizationally, the Institute
falls under the Fundamental & Computational Sciences Directorate of
PNNL (http://www.pnl.gov/science/) and the Division of Research at UMD

The successful candidate will have an international reputation in
climate change and/or energy-environment issues, and demonstrate broad
understanding of the multidisciplinary challenges associated with
global change research. He/she will have a deep understanding of and
engagement with one or more national research programs. Demonstrated
experience in building new programs and working with
multi-disciplinary teams is essential.

Megan L. Melamed
IGAC Executive Officer
University of Colorado/CIRES
Box 216 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0216 USA
Phone: +1 (303) 492-7562
Email: megan at igacproject.org
Skype: megan.melamed
Web: igacproject.org

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