[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Research Associate in Earth System Analysis to Inform Decision Making; The Pennsylvania State University; University Park

Katerina Kostadinova katerina at psu.edu
Mon Dec 21 08:34:37 MST 2015

*Postdoctoral Research Associate*Earth System Analysis to Inform Decision

Earth and Environmental Systems Institute
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park Campus

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the Earth and
Environmental Systems Institute at the Pennsylvania State University.
Successful candidates will become part of an interdisciplinary research
network on Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM, scrimhub.org).
Centered at Penn State and linking 18 universities and five research
institutions in six nations, SCRiM addresses the question: *What are
sustainable, scientifically sound, technologically feasible, economically
efficient, and ethically defensible climate-risk management strategies?* SCRiM
catalyzes fundamental, mission-oriented, and transdisciplinary research to
characterize climate risks and trade-offs associated with risk management
instruments such as mitigation, adaptation, and geoengineering. The network
provides unique opportunities for research, education, outreach, decision
support, and professional development. SCRiM postdocs enjoy ample
opportunities for transdisciplinary research collaboration as well as
professional mentoring by a team of experts in relevant disciplines.

The successful candidate will join an transdisciplinary research team that
analyzes two main questions: (i) How can paleoclimatic and instrumental
records improve our mechanistic understanding of the climate system and
inform climate predictions? (ii) How can this scientific information be
used to improve the design of climate-risk management strategies? The ideal
candidate will have a strong quantitative background (e.g., applied
mathematics, Bayesian statistics, or physics) and some prior exposure to
Earth system science. The candidate will have considerable freedom to
collaboratively design the research within the scope of the broad questions
outlined above. Possible example projects include the analysis of current
uncertainties surrounding climate projections, strategies on how to reduce
these uncertainties, and how to design robust climate change mitigation and
adaptation strategies in the face of deep uncertainty and learning.
For more information please contact Dr. Klaus Keller (klaus at psu.edu). To
apply, visit *https://psu.jobs/job/59660 <https://psu.jobs/job/59660>*.
Please include a letter of interest, a CV, and contact information for
three references with your application.


Katerina Kostadinova

Administrative Support Coordinator

Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM

Earth & Environmental Systems Institute

219 EES Building, University Park, PA 16802

P: (814) 865-5007
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