Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow

Location
New Jersey, United States
Posted
20 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
13 Sep 2019
Ref
12481
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University invites applications for its Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellows program, with start dates as early as February 2020. This program supports outstanding scholars whose research is related to energy and the environment, with a focus on innovative technological solutions, smart economic analyses, and/or impactful policy solutions to our most pressing energy and environmental challenges.

Postdoctoral fellows must collaborate with one or more Princeton faculty or senior researcher within an energy or environment-related field and articulate an interdisciplinary research plan that is aligned with the mission of the Andlinger Center. Candidates with research plans that establish new collaborative links to or between affiliated faculty and researchers listed in the Andlinger Center's research directory are especially encouraged to apply.

This program provides a unique opportunity for postdoctoral fellows to:

  • develop their careers through independent and interdisciplinary research, while working with research mentors who are experts in their fields;
  • pursue broad inter-disciplinary research combining science, engineering, technology, policy and social dimensions;
  • engage in theoretical and/or experimental research, which is either fundamental or applied in nature.

Fellows are expected to be appointed for two years, with renewal after the first year contingent upon satisfactory performance. Fellows will be appointed at the rank of postdoctoral research associate and will be provided a competitive salary, standard benefits and an annual allowance of $2,000 to support conference and career development travel.

Teaching

  • Participation in teaching during the fellowship period is not required, however, fellows may offer guest lectures in courses, with guidance from Princeton mentor(s). Interested fellows are encouraged to pursue workshops and training in pedagogy offered through Princeton's McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning.

Application process

For full consideration, the complete application must be submitted by September 13, 2019.

Applicants must submit the required materials through the Princeton University academic jobs site, position reference D-20-ENE-00004:

  • Curriculum vitae, which includes a list of publications;
  • Applicant must identify at least one Princeton University faculty member or senior researcher, with whom he/she will work and serve as the Princeton mentor(s).
  • A research plan (maximum two pages) will explain the context, objectives and impact of the proposed research, which will address energy and environmental challenges and technological or policy solutions and describe the interdisciplinary nature of the proposed work. The research can be applied or fundamental, theoretical or experimental, or a combination of such. This research plan should be prepared in consultation with the Princeton mentor(s).
  • A personal statement (one to two pages) will demonstrate the benefits of the fellowship towards the applicant's career plans and identify possible additional mentors that he/she plans to cultivate after the start of the fellowship.
  • Contact information for the applicant's Princeton mentor(s) and two additional non-Princeton references, who will be asked to write letters of support.
  • The Princeton mentor(s) will be asked by the Andlinger Center to submit a letter indicating willingness to mentor and provide a portion of financial support. The letter will also assess the applicant's academic standing and proposed research plan.
  • To be eligible for this fellowship, the successful candidate must have a PhD in a related field within the last three years.
  • This position is subject to the University's background check policy.