Postdoctoral Research Associate

The High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI), formerly the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI), invites applications for postdoctoral research associate and more senior research positions focusing on the scientific, technical, policy, and human dimensions of environmental issues. These areas include issues surrounding global change; energy and climate; biogeochemical cycles; molecular geochemistry; biodiversity; conservation; environmental science and policy; infectious disease and global health; and sustainable development in impoverished and resource-challenged regions of the world. Appointments are for one year with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory performance and continued funding. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

Applicants must apply online at www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/18621 and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interest, and names and contact information for three references. All materials must be submitted online.

Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. degree in a related field.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer/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.

 


Grants Manager

The High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI) seeks applicants for the Grants Manager position. Reporting to the senior Grants Manager, the incumbent supports the Institute’s mission as an interdisciplinary center of excellence for environmental research, serving as a resource for HMEI faculty and associated faculty in multiple departments on pre-award and post-award administration of sponsored research projects. The Grants Manager works closely with the HMEI senior Grants Manager and maintains regular communications with the Office of Research and Project Administration (ORPA) and Sponsored Research Accounting (SRA), and numerous other points of contact across University academic and administrative units.

The Grants Manager’s pre-award responsibilities include: timely coordination of the proposal process with ORPA, Principal Investigators( PIs), outside investigators, and other institutional, governmental, and non-governmental points of contact. The incumbent will be expected to review and understand agency program announcements and submission requirements; review budgetary guidelines in accordance with sponsor proposal requirements and budget and justification development, and compile full proposal application packages for submission in University and sponsor information systems. Post-award responsibilities will include: award review and set up, budget and expense monitoring, allowability compliance and expenditure reconciliation and projections; financial records management, and subcontract administration.

 

Responsibilities

Pre-award responsibilities:

  • Prepare and submit proposals under the direction of the senior Grants Manager using Princeton ERA system.
  • Communicate regularly with faculty members, ORPA, outside PI’s and other institutional administrators, and governmental and non-governmental administrators to facilitate proposal preparation and submission procedures.
  • Prepare administrative proposal documents including information on budgets, budget justifications, senior personnel and other required documentation for each submission which may vary by sponsor.
  • Collate all pending proposal materials and maintain detailed files; route documents for review/approval via the internal proposal system (Princeton ERA) for submission to sponsor.
  • Upload proposal documents into sponsor-specific systems for submission. Systems include but are not limited to: NSF Fastlane/Research.gov, NASA NSPIRES, NIH ASSIST, DOE PAMS, and Grants.gov/Workspace).

Post-award responsibilities:

  • Administer the full life-cycle award including setup review, budget and expense tracking, prior approval requests and modifications, ad hoc reporting, and award closeout.
  • Communicate with subcontract office and collaborating institutions on award initiation; prepare and submit subaward agreement requests in Princeton ERA system.
  • Monitor budgets and expenses of active projects for accuracy and compliance. Communicate with faculty via monthly forecasting and expenditure reports.
  • Create and maintain financial records. Ensure spending aligns with awarded budgets and assist with obtaining necessary approvals on purchases. Assist with internal audits.
  • Additional tasks include entering and adjusting salary allocations, timely approval of travel and expense reimbursements, and providing faculty summer salary projections.

The Grants Manager is be expected to stay up-to-date with respect to knowledge of University policies and procedures regarding research administration including participation in University-sponsored trainings as well as remain current and knowledgeable regarding policies of governmental and non-government sponsors. The incumbent must be flexible to take on other ad hoc assignments to support HMEI researchers and research activities and to assist with other financial management functions as necessary and appropriate.

 

Qualifications

Essential Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with three plus years of relevant work experience.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize among competing deadlines.
  • Superior analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of government regulatory policy and ability to implement guidelines when managing sponsored research and other activities (Uniform Guidance).
  • Ability to interact professionally with all levels of University personnel, as well as the research administration.
  • Poised under pressure.
  • Interest in developing skills for professional growth.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Research administration experience including grant proposal preparation and submission to various governmental agencies such as NSF, DOD, DOE, NASA, etc.

 

How to apply

Applications for this position must be submitted online at https://social.icims.com/viewjob/pt16176284467456b56e

 

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. EEO IS THE LAW

 


Postdoctoral Research Associate(s) – Climate Change and Infectious Disease

The High Meadows Environmental Institute, through a collaboration with the Departments of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Geosciences, invite applications for a post-doctoral position or more senior position to work with Professors Jessica Metcalf, Bryan Grenfell and Gabriel Vecchi. The successful candidate will work on epidemiological dynamics, and its environmental and demographic drivers, employing a mixture of theory and statistical analysis of data, for a range of different infections. The emphasis will be on understanding the seasonal cycle and year-to-year fluctuations of infectious diseases, links to seasonal human movement, climate, and land use change; alongside vaccination policy and pathogen evolution. Successful candidates will join a vibrant and productive program at the intersection of climate and infectious disease at Princeton, embedded in leading departments in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Climate Science; and multiple appointments across departments will be possible depending on the candidate expertise.

Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in quantitative ecology, population biology, applied mathematics, physics, engineering, statistics, climate science, or an equivalent area. Additional experience in infectious disease modeling, and particularly handling large datasets is highly desirable. Candidates should demonstrate a track record of publication; have strong organizational, written, and oral communication skills; and be able to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team. The positions start on or about September 2021 or sooner. 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 https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/20041 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 June 1, 2021 and continue on a rolling basis until position is filled.

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.

 


Postdoctoral Research Associate — Indigenous Ecologies of Knowledges Research Hub

The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) and the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI) at Princeton University invite applications for a postdoctoral or more senior research position for the 2021-2022 academic year with the Brazil LAB’s Indigenous Ecologies of Knowledges research hub. One postdoctoral fellowship will be awarded to an exceptional recent PhD in the social sciences, humanities, or interdisciplinary environmental science or engineering, with a focus on the Brazilian Amazon, Amerindian thought, indigenous activism, riverbank and quilombola communities, plant domestication and material cultures, conservation, and bio-cultural diversity. Appointment is for one academic year, with the possibility of renewal for a second and third year pending satisfactory performance and continued funding. The appointment will be made through the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) and the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI). Applicants must have already demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement and excellence in teaching. A Ph.D. degree is required.

The fellowship’s responsibilities include teaching (one semester-long course each year) and actively participating in research, discussions, and scholarly collaborations within the Brazil LAB Indigenous Ecologies of Knowledges research hub and the High Meadows Environmental Institute community. In addition, the successful candidate may have the opportunity to advise students in their area of expertise or related areas. When teaching, the successful candidate will carry a secondary teaching rank. Any teaching role is contingent on sufficient course enrollment and prior approval from the Dean of the Faculty.

Appointments will be made at the rank of Postdoctoral Research Associate. In addition to salary and benefits, the program will provide the Fellow with a research fund in the amount of $3,000 per year and office space. The start date of the position could be on or about Fall 2021 or Spring 2022, depending on University travel restrictions and the ability for us to welcome you to campus.

Applicants must apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/20001. The following application items are required and should be uploaded by the applicant:

  • Cover letter outlining research agenda and commitment to the value of diversity and to inclusive teaching;
  • CV;
  • Writing sample: one chapter of the dissertation or one publication related to the dissertation research;
  • Two one-page course proposals;
  • Names and email addresses for three referees, who may be invited to upload their confidential letter of recommendation to the online portal.

For fullest consideration applicants should apply by April 30, 2021. Due to the anticipated volume of applications, only final candidates will be contacted. Further information about Brazil LAB can be found at: http://brazillab.princeton.edu/, and about HMEI at https://environment.princeton.edu/.

For questions about this position, please contact Carole Dopp, frantzen@princeton.edu.

The finalist for this position will be subject to a mandatory background check consistent with University policy.

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.

 


Application for Postdoctoral Research Associate(s) – J. Levine’s Research Group

The High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI) invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate and/or more senior research position with Jonathan Levine’s research group to study (1) the dynamics of populations, communities, or ecosystems, with potential implications for terrestrial carbon storage, or (2) the management of land for the dual and potentially competing goals of biodiversity conservation and natural climate solutions. Within either theme, the research questions and approaches are flexible and will be determined by the successful candidate. She/he will work with a multi-disciplinary team of researchers affiliated with HMEI’s Carbon Mitigation Initiative and will start in summer/fall 2021.

Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. degree in ecology or related field. Appointments are for one year with the expected renewal for a second year based upon satisfactory performance. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. Applicants must apply via https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/20561 and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interest, and names and contact information for three references. Applications from groups historically underrepresented in ecology are encouraged. More information about Jonathan’s research group can be found on the research group website: https://levine.princeton.edu

Application review will begin June 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions about the position should be emailed to Jonathan at levinej@princeton.edu, with a CV attached.

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.