Post Doctorate RA – Climate Change Economics at PNNL, USA
The Joint Global Change Research Institute (JGCRI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is soliciting applications for a postdoctoral position to work on topics related to economics of climate change and climate technology modeling.
The successful applicant will lead the analysis using the Global Change Analysis Model (GCAM; http://jgcri.github.io/gcam-doc/index.html). Specifically, this researcher will focus on assess macroeconomic impacts of climate change as well as physical and transition risks associated with climate change mitigation. The successful candidate will lead the research on climate change economics, harmonize assumptions with other models, conduct GCAM modeling, and write papers/reports on the physical and transition risks associated with climate change mitigation.
In addition, the researcher will work on topics related to integrated assessment modeling – specifically, the application of GCAM for national and international decarbonization strategies, long-term energy-water-land transitions, deployment of low carbon technologies (e.g. renewables, CCS, DAC), and analyses of climate and emission pledges (e.g. nationally determined contributions). The researcher is expected to lead multiple peer-reviewed publications on this work; there will be many opportunities to work with the multi-disciplinary team within JGCRI as well as collaborators in other national labs and universities.
This is a full-time appointment with benefits (renewed annually for up to 3 years based on satisfactory performance). The research associate will contribute to cutting edge interdisciplinary research in close collaboration with senior researchers at JGCRI and will have opportunities to coauthor scientific journal articles. Project work will include at least some of the following: using and developing computer models, researching energy technologies and/or energy policies, working with large datasets, writing scripts in R and python, working with stakeholders, giving presentations, and writing reports and papers.
Application deadline: 18 November 2022