Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships
December 22, 2017
Princeton, New Jersey
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 September 2018. This program supports outstanding scholars studying in a field 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. Fellows are expected to be appointed for two years, with renewal after the first year contingent upon satisfactory performance. Prospective postdoctoral fellows must collaborate with one or more Princeton faculty or senior research staff member working in 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 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; *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; *work with one or more research mentors who are experts in their respective fields. 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. Preference will be given to applicants educated outside of Princeton University. Application process For full consideration, please submit a complete application by February 15, 2018. Applicants must submit the following materials through the Princeton University academic jobs site: *Curriculum vitae including a list of publications; *A research plan (max two pages), identifying Princeton mentor(s) and explaining the context, objectives and impact of the proposed research. The plan must address one or more energy and environmental challenges and technological or policy solution(s) the candidate plans to explore. The plan should describe the interdisciplinary nature of the proposed work. The work can be applied or fundamental, theoretical or experimental, or a combination of these. Typically, this statement is prepared in consultation with Princeton mentor(s) identified by the applicant. *A personal statement (one to two pages) providing details on the following: oThe benefits of this fellowship towards the applicant's career plans; oAdditional mentors that he/she plans to cultivate after the start of the fellowship. *Contact Information for the applicant's Princeton mentor and two additional, non-Princeton references, who will be asked to write supporting letters. *Princeton mentor(s) will be asked to submit a letter indicating willingness to mentor and support the applicant, assessment of the applicant's standing in the field and proposed research plan. Teaching *Participation in teaching during the fellowship period is not required. However, fellows may offer guest lectures in courses, with support from Princeton mentors. *Interested fellows are encouraged to pursue workshops and training in pedagogy offered through Princeton's McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning. Other requirements *Recent PhD (normally within the past three years of application) in an area related to research plan. *Formal presentation of research in the form of an hour-long seminar upon completion of fellowship. *Publications and other forms of output should acknowledge funding from the Andlinger Center. *These positions are subject to the University's background check policy.
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