Assistant professor (Program specific) and/or PostDoc positions in global environmental modeling group at Kyoto University, Japan
Global environmental modeling group at the Kyoto University is looking to fill program-specific assistant professor and/or PostDoc positions.
Global environmental modeling group led by Associate Prof. Shinichiro Fujimori, at the Kyoto University is looking to fill program-specific assistant professor and/or PostDoc positions in economic modeling, energy systems modeling, and land-use & agricultural modeling with the focus on global environmental change. Located at the graduate school of Engineering at Kyoto University, the group uses mathematical modeling and technology assessment tools in order to inform transition to low GHG emissions system from national to global scales and have three main research domains.
- First is economic modeling which consists of general equilibrium modeling and household micro level modeling that eventually represent poverty and hunger.
- The second is energy system modeling that projects energy production and consumption in detailed sectoral & energy service resolution.
- The third is agricultural and land-use modeling to explore the fundamental basis of food supply service and to derive ecological and climate implications.
The selected candidate will interact with researchers of different research background and nationalities. She/he will focus on writing top quality scientific papers, will be engaged in a global network, and will have the chance to present at major conferences. The team also has a tight connection with NIES (National Institute for Environmental Studies) as a part of AIM team and there could be research collaborations with NIES.
The team at Kyoto University is a world leader in integrated analysis and employs the best available science to inform stakeholders on the implications of environment-energy-economy policies, energy R&D strategies and global perspectives of Human-Earth systems science.
Kyoto University is recognized as one of the top universities in Japan, which has 10 alumni/professors novel prize awardees. A unique characteristic of Kyoto University is to maintain and prioritize freedom and autonomy.
Please contact us by e-mail first (contact(a)athehost.env.kyoto-u.ac.jp) if you have any questions.
The application should be made by this link (https://forms.gle/LUb39yotmZEiFYh49) and the required documents are listed below.
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- Your CV
- List of achievement (papers, conference presentations, awards and etc.)
- Past research or work summary (within 2 pages)
- 1 page summary of research proposal
- Publication copy (three papers)
SKILLS, QUALIFICATIONS, AND EXPERIENCE
- Doctoral degree (or equivalent) and research experience in a related field e.g., economics, engineering, or social sciences.
- Full fluency in English; good presentation skills; and experience writing publications.
- The ability to work in, and have respect for, an intercultural environment.
- Programming ability, ideally in GAMS, R, or a similar language.
- Experience in integrated assessment modeling and/or with models representing human behavior such as social diffusion; with facilitation of participatory modeling activities preferred.
- Strong domain knowledge in climate change mitigation, food and energy demand and supply.
- Experience with GitHub and version control systems.
The selected candidates should be available to take up the position as soon as possible (start date negotiable). We offer an initial fixed-term, full-time (38 hours per week) employment contract for one year, with the possibility of extension thereafter. Applicants wishing to work part-time hours may also be considered.
We offer a gross annual, full-time salary of: minimum 4.5 million yen but the actual salary will be determined by the skills, achievement and experiences.