Postdoctoral Research Associate - Natural Climate Solutions

High Meadows Environmental Institute
Princeton, New Jersey (US)
To be determined
February 05 2021
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The High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI) ( invites applications for one postdoctoral or more senior research positioning to join a new multi-year initiative addressing Natural Climate Solutions. The postdoctoral researchers will work collaboratively to determine how society’s portfolio of land-based climate-change mitigation approaches can be deployed globally to maximize carbon storage, while at the same time maintain global biodiversity and food security. Each postdoc will be hosted within the research groups of Jonathan Levine, Stephen Pacala, and/or Amilcare Porporato, but also interact with a broad group of scientists in Princeton’s Carbon Mitigation Initiative (  Applicants should have a strong quantitative background, and bring expertise in at least one of the following: carbon cycling, global biodiversity, land use, food security, earth system modeling, optimization theory, risk assessment, or the carbon accounting of natural climate solutions. Successful candidates will pursue of at least one of the following research foci within the initiative:

The co-optimization of land use for carbon storage, food security, and biodiversity

The environmental and geographic constraints on the effectiveness of natural climate solutions

The interface between land-based climate-change mitigation and the energy system

The positions start in summer 2021 or sooner. 

Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. degree in an environmental field. Appointments are for a one year period, with expected renewal for additional years based upon satisfactory performance. These positions are subject to the University's background check policy. Applicants must apply online at and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests, and names and contact information for three references. Applicants from groups historically underrepresented in environmental sciences are encouraged to apply.

Application review will begin March 1, 2021.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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