[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Fellowships – Center for International Environment & Resource Policy The Fletcher School | Tufts University

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Thu May 7 13:56:52 MDT 2015

*Postdoctoral Fellowships – Center for International Environment & Resource
Policy The Fletcher School | Tufts University*

The Center for International Environment and Resource Policy (CIERP) is
seeking exceptional candidates to join our program in Agriculture, Forests,
and Biodiversity (AFB) as postdoctoral fellows. Directed by Professor Avery
Cohn, AFB is dedicated to research in support of sustainable agriculture,
the stewardship of wild lands, and healthy oceans. Applications are due
April 25th for start dates between July 1st and September 1st, 2015.
We hope to make up to three one-year appointments with the potential to
renew for an additional year. Salaries will be $50-55K per year depending
on previous experience. Benefits are competitive. Fellows are expected to
join projects currently supervised by AFB faculty and affiliates. The
specific topics for this year’s competition are:
• The design and evaluation of policies to prevent tropical deforestation
• Climate impacts on tropical agriculture
• The potential for diversified farming systems and/or market access to
reduce climate risk for smallholder farmers in Mozambique
• The sustainable intensification of agricultural systems
• A safe operating space for low carbon energy systems under climate
variability and climate change
• Sustainable ocean-resource based development
Projects are data-driven and involve skills, methods and analytic
techniques including:
statistical analysis, field social science survey design and analysis,
framed lab experiments, satellite remote-sensing dataset analysis, impact
evaluation, big data manipulation and programming, land use modeling,
economic modeling of farm households, and fluency in Portuguese. Fellows
with backgrounds in quantitative social science, environment and
earth science, civil and environmental engineering, and statistics are
encouraged to apply. Please be sure to highlight your qualifications in one
or more of these areas in your cover letter. Some projects involve field
research and/or supervision of field research for as much as three to four
months of the year. Our research is inherently applied. Fellows may be
expected to dedicate as much as 10% of their time to research outreach.

Fellows who wish will also be encouraged to pursue their own research
agenda during their appointments. Fellows may dedicate as much as 25% of
their time to independent research projects. Research stipends of up to
$10K will be available to support these activities. To apply, please send a
current C.V. (containing the names and contact information of
three references), a cover letter of two pages maximum, and two
publications (or polished working papers) as email attachments to
cierp.postdoc.fellow at gmail.com. In the cover letter, please describe your
research accomplishments, your qualifications, the work you’d like to do as
a postdoctoral fellow at AFB, and your career goals. Applicants with
questions are encouraged to contact Professor Avery Cohn at
avery.cohn at tufts.edu. Information about Professor Cohn can be found here -

For more see: http://fletcher.tufts.edu/CIERP/
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