[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Research Associate in Algorithms for Optimal and Robust Design under Uncertainty for Climate Applications; The Pennsylvania State University; University Park
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*Postdoctoral Research Associate*Algorithms for Optimal and Robust Design
under Uncertainty for Climate Applications
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.
Potential projects for the successful candidate include (i) development of
models to inform optimal and robust climate mitigation and adaptation
strategies under uncertainty with learning, and (ii) development of models
and methods for analyzing the transition of the energy system to meet
multiple goals including low carbon emissions, low water usage, and low air
pollution, with a particular focus on the electric power sector and
detailed engineering optimization models. The ideal candidate will have a
strong quantitative background with expertise in at least one of the
following: operations research, power system modeling, optimal control,
energy economics, and/or integrated assessment modeling of climate change.
The candidate will have considerable freedom to collaboratively design the
research within the scope of the broad questions outlined above. While
housed with the SCRiM research group, candidates would also have the
opportunity to interact with overlapping research communities and projects
including the Center for Sustainable Electric Power Systems, Institute for
Natural Gas Research, and several other interdisciplinary efforts ongoing
at Penn State.
For more information, please contact Dr. Mort Webster (mort at psu.edu). To
apply, visit https://psu.jobs/job/59662.
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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