Postdoctoral Fellow in Science and Climate Change Policy
Georgetown University invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellow to work on an innovative, cross-disciplinary project combining materials science and climate change policy. The project examines how scientific insight from how green formulations of cement and concrete can be developed can be used to inform current policy discussions on carbon mitigation. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to analyze how the cohesion and durability of cement may change due to varying climate conditions and in greener formulations, determine the consequences of such changes for the practical use and the performance of the materials in the built infrastructure, and work with relevant stakeholders and partners to identify new policy tools and strategies that could effectively change the way cement and concrete are used at the scale of cities. The fellow will also have the opportunity to engage on related research projects led by the supervising faculty, and to pursue independent research leveraging Georgetown’s resources and expertise.
The unique position is based in both the Science, Technology and International Affairs Program at the School of Foreign Service and the Department of Physics in Georgetown College. The fellow will be reporting to Professors Joanna Lewis and Emanuela Del Gado. Desired start date is either January or August 2020. Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
Ideal candidates will have a Ph.D. in a degree that combines technical knowledge with policy training, such as engineering and public policy, energy and resources, engineering management, or related fields; or a Ph.D. in engineering, physics, materials science or related discipline plus a strong interest in, or training and work experience related to, climate and energy policy. Experience working in China, India or other emerging economies a plus.
To apply please submit the following materials through Academicjobsonline.org: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14311.
• Cover letter • Curriculum Vitae • Dissertation chapter or published paper • Three letters of reference
Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.