[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Research Associate: Earth System Analysis to Inform Decision Making
ren10 at psu.edu
Tue Sep 22 09:31:37 MDT 2015
The Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM
<http://scrimhub.org>) seeks outstanding candidates for a postdoctoral
research associate working in the area of Earth System Analysis to
Inform Decision Making.
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 transdisciplinary research collaboration, education,
outreach, decision support, mentoring, and professional development.
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.
This position is available immediately and will remain open until
filled. Initial appointment will be for a period of one year, with
excellent possibility of renewal for one or more additional years. The
salary will be competitive, commensurate with experience, and will
comply with Penn State University guidelines. Successful completion of a
background check is required prior to employment.
For more information, please contact Dr. Klaus Keller (klaus at psu.edu
<mailto:klaus at psu.edu>). To apply, visit https://psu.jobs/job/59660.
Robert Nicholas, Ph.D.
Managing Director, Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management
Research Associate, Earth & Environmental Systems Institute (EESI
The Pennsylvania State University
post: 2217 EES Building, University Park, PA 16802
email: rob.nicholas at psu.edu <mailto:rob.nicholas at psu.edu>
voice: +1 (814) 865-4484 <tel:%2B1%20%28814%29%20865-4484>
web: http://www.eesi.psu.edu/~ren10/ <http://www.eesi.psu.edu/%7Eren10/>
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