[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Fellowship, Population Council, NY

Christine Wiedinmyer Christine.Wiedinmyer at Colorado.EDU
Mon Apr 15 15:33:39 MDT 2019


Postdoctoral Fellowship
Job Description:

The Population Council is seeking a postdoctoral fellow with expertise and interest in population, environmental risks, and climate change starting in mid-late 2019. The fellow will also hold an appointment at the CUNY Institute for Demographic Research.  The appointment is for two years, subject to annual review.

The Population Council's mission is to "improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations and to help achieve a humane, equitable and sustainable balance between people and resources." In keeping with this mission, the Council has launched an initiative that builds upon and expands decades of research on increasing understanding of demographic trends and their consequences for human welfare and the environment. The Population, Environment and Climate Change (PERCC) Initiative will conduct research that integrates population variables into the environmental and climate change sciences; and informs relevant policies by promoting new evidence-based approaches rooted in the Council's expertise in gender, health, and poverty. The initiative will include a focus on urbanization and migration as areas that are inextricably linked as both the causes and consequences of environmental risks.

The CUNY Institute for Demographic Research (CIDR) is part of a City University of New York-wide initiative, bringing together a core commitment from five campuses and associated faculty affiliates<http://www2.cuny.edu/about/centers-and-institutes/demographic-research/faculty-staff/> from throughout the university. CIDR aims to have strong linkages, both formal and informal, with other demographically oriented institutions and agencies in the New York area. Several faculty and associates at CIDR focus their research on population dynamics and environmental change topics.

The post-doctoral fellow will have the opportunity to collaborate with a growing team of researchers located at the Council's headquarters in New York and its 13 offices around the world as well as with faculty and researchers at CIDR. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to divide their time between their own on-going research (for instance, developing PhD thesis chapters into publishable articles) and collaborative research with Population Council and CIDR mentors and colleagues. Fellows are also expected to participate in activities undertaken by the PERCC Initiative including the development of joint research projects, seminars, and capacity building efforts.


  1.  A Doctoral degree awarded within the last 5 years in a relevant discipline (demography, social science, public health, environmental studies)
  2.  A strong research interest in the intersections between population and the environment
  3.  Computer programming skills in Stata, R, Arc GIS required.
  4.  Excellent written English required. A peer reviewed publication record is a plus.
  5.  Outstanding representational and interpersonal skills
  6.  Willingness to travel domestically and internationally as required


Fellowships include a monthly stipend to cover cost of living expenses, health insurance, relocation assistance, and attendance at one international professional meeting per year. Fellows will be provided with office space and use of a computer.


Please send a brief description of your academic and professional qualifications and goals, and a short statement about your research interests to Jill Doijer, Human Resources (jdoijer at popcouncil.org<mailto:jdoijer at popcouncil.org>) with a copy to Dr. Mark Montgomery (mmontgomery at popcouncil.org). Please also include a copy of your CV. Researchers from low-and-middle income countries are encouraged to apply.

For more information, please contact: Mark Montgomery (mmontgomery at popcouncil.org). The deadline for applications is May 1, 2019.
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