The Department of Global Development at Cornell University announces a postdoctoral associate opportunity beginning Jan 2023 and focusing on the research project “Modeling Human-Natural System Interactions.” The position is meant to advance research on understanding the role of human–natural systems interactions in the transition to zero emissions when formulating and designing robust climate solutions. Emphasis will be given to modeling societal responses in the Earth system with sectoral (e.g., energy and agriculture) and geographical granularity (e.g., country or region). The candidate will be expected to attend conferences, present results, and publish in peer reviewed publications, as needed. This is a full-time position available with an initial appointment of one-year, renewable for an additional year contingent on available funding and successful performance.
The successful candidate will have research experiences in one or more of the following areas: integrated assessment modeling (IAM), integration of socioeconomic, climate, and census datasets with different resolutions and at different scales, and robust causal inference through statistical analysis. The candidate will also collaborate with scholars at partner institutions including University of California-San Diego and Texas A&M University.
Application deadline: 15 November 2022