Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow
July 26, 2018
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 February 2019. 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. Fellows are expected to be appointed for two years, with renewal after the first year contingent upon satisfactory performance. Postdoctoral research associates 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 associates to: *develop their careers through independent and interdisciplinary research, while working with one or more 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 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.
Application process For full consideration, the complete application must be submitted by September 30, 2018.
Applicants must apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/7701 and submit the following required materials: *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. *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.
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.
Other requirements *Recent PhD (normally within the past three years) in an area related to research plan. *Formal presentation of a research seminar prior to completion of fellowship. *Publications and other forms of output must acknowledge funding from the Andlinger Center. *This position is subject to the University's background check policy.
Internal Number: 103535858
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