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/22341 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.

 


Application for Postdoctoral Research Associate

The High Meadows Environmental Institute has an opening for a postdoctoral or more senior researcher in the area of air-sea interactions to work with Prof. Luc Deike, in collaboration with Dr. Brandon Reichl from NOAA-GFDL. The candidate will work on a mechanistic formulation for gas transfer, that fully accounts for the effects of sea-state, wind, and key physico-chemical variables such as diffusivity, solubility and temperature through the role of bubble mediated gas exchange, based on the formulations from Deike and Melville 2018; Reichl and Deike 2020. The candidate will use the state-of-the-art spectra wave model, WAVEWATCH III, leveraging recent progress in wave modeling, to directly estimate the breaking statistic, and evaluate the global and regional bubble contribution to air-sea gas exchange for various gases key to the climate system such as carbon dioxide. The modeling approach will be systematically evaluated against recent and historical data sets.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in numerical modeling and prior knowledge of ocean surface wave dynamics, but candidates with the necessary background in geophysical fluid dynamics and/or physics & engineering will be given full consideration. A Ph.D. in a related field is required. The position is available for one year, with a possibility for renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding.

Applicants should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a publication list, and contact information for at least three references by applying at the Princeton University Academic Hiring website at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/22121

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. 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.

 


Application for HMEI Environmental Fellows Program

The High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI) at Princeton University is now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 HMEI Environmental Fellows Program. This honorific postdoctoral fellowship program provides opportunities for outstanding environmental scholars to participate in environment-related research and teaching at Princeton. Because the fellowship includes both research and teaching, candidates need to identify potential faculty mentors for both research and teaching – these may or may not be the same person.

More than 120 members of the Princeton University faculty, representing close to 30 academic departments (in Social Sciences, Humanities, Natural Sciences and Engineering), are affiliated and participate with HMEI. Successful candidates will work in collaboration with members of the High Meadows Environmental Institute and associated departments.

Applications are welcome from candidates who have earned a Ph.D. during the period January 2019 through December 2021 or expect to have a Ph.D. by the start of the fellowship. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Biogeochemical Cycles Bodiversity
Environmental Humanities
Climate Change and Health
Environmental Chemistry
Water Resources
Climate Change
Climate and Energy
Geomicrobiology Oceanography
Carbon Mitigation
Climate Change Mitigation
Atmospheric Science Earth History
Food Systems
Ecosystem Science

 

Applicants should contact potential faculty sponsors to discuss their application and to confirm the faculty members’ willingness to supervise their work should they be accepted into the program. An indication of the faculty sponsorship should be noted in their application.

Applications received before November 15, 2021, 11:59 pm eastern time, will be given full consideration. Applicants should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a publication list, a 1-2 page statement of research interests and goals, a brief statement of teaching interests and goals (1 – 2 pages), a separate statement outlining how they see themselves contributing to HMEI’s mission of building a diverse and inclusive program (1 – 2 pages), and name, mailing address, and email address of three referees familiar with their work. All applications must be submitted through the Princeton University jobsite at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/22561. HMEI Environmental Fellowships provide a competitive annual salary, depending upon experience, along with a significant allowance for travel to meetings and for research support. Initial awards are for one year, with the possibility of renewal for up to two additional years depending on satisfactory performance and available funding. The earliest starting date is February 1, 2022.

This position is subject to the University’s background check 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.

 


CMI Program Manager

Overview

The High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI) at Princeton University advances understanding of the Earth as a complex system influenced by human activities, and informs solutions to local and global challenges by conducting groundbreaking research across disciplines and by preparing future leaders in diverse fields to impact a world increasingly shaped by climate change.

HMEI seeks a highly motivated and resourceful individual with scientific, engineering or technical background to serve as program manager to provide administrative, communications, and relationship management support for HMEI’s Carbon Mitigation Initiative (CMI).

CMI is an independent academic research program sponsored by bp and administered by HMEI. Established in 2000, the mission of CMI is to lead the way to a compelling and sustainable solution to the carbon and climate change problem.

This is a part-time, 50%, term position

 

Responsibilities

The Program Manager partners with faculty co-Principal Investigators (PIs) to coordinate research activities and to manage details including contractual agreements, budgets, research awards, executive visits, reporting and communication functions. They serve as liaison/relationship manager, working with co-PIs and bp executives to address strategic issues pertaining to the program’s overall objectives and communication requirements.

The Program Manager will participate in virtual and in-person meetings, planning sessions, executive briefings, and webinars. They will assist PIs with contract renewal, budgeting and in making awards for faculty research. The CMI Program Manager will work cooperatively with HMEI’s Manager, Finance and Administration to track and report on budget/expenditures.

The Program Manager will have a leadership role in organizing the CMI Annual Meeting, a multi-day forum for presentations and discussions involving 100+ faculty, researchers, students, bp senior executives, and industry/academic/policy thought leaders. The Program Manager will direct the activities of staff assisting with logistical details of executive visits and event planning. They will coordinate the selection of the CMI Best Paper award for postdoctoral research associates and doctoral students.

The Program Manager will manage channels of communication. They will oversee the timely production of CMI publications including the CMI Annual Report. They will manage the content and visuals of the CMI website as a resource for internal and external audiences with news and information about the project and as an archive of research outcomes and publications. The CMI Program Manager will be responsible for drafting/reviewing/editing reports, memorandums, exhibits, press releases, power point presentations, and executive briefing documents.

 

Qualifications

Essential Qualifications:

Master’s degree in environmental science, engineering, research or science communications. 4-6 years of relevant work experience. Demonstrates maturity, confidence, and a diplomatic and professional demeanor. Customer focused. Ability to take initiative. Superior oral and written skills with the ability to digest/synthesize/translate technical material for presentation to a mixed audience.

Proven skills in project management. Resourceful and creative in approaching assignments. Organized with ability to meet tight deadlines, prioritize and work on multiple projects simultaneously.

Demonstrated ability to work well with others including faculty, senior administrators, subordinates, and corporate executives.

Supervisory experience and experience staging and managing events.

Ability to travel on occasion. Competency with Microsoft Desktop applications and data management software.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. preferred.

 

Applicants must apply online at https://main-princeton.icims.com/jobs/13464/cmi-program-manager/job?hub=15&mobile=false&width=1050&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

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

 


Application for Postdoctoral Research Associate – Intersection of Ecology and Land Surface Modeling

The High Meadows Environmental Institute at Princeton University, in collaboration with UCLA and UCSB is seeking a Postdoctoral fellow or more senior researcher with a passion for studying the natural world, motivated to take on the challenge of improving our understanding of linkages between plant traits and ecosystem processes under changing environmental conditions. The position is available under the supervision of Dr. Matteo Detto and funded by an NSF grant (Award 2017804) for a duration of two years.

This project aims to provide a mechanistic understanding of the role of traits, including hydraulic traits, in determining fluxes for several forested NEON and FluxNet sites. The post-doc will join a highly collaborative research project under the supervision of Dr. Matteo Detto and be responsible for working with and developing an Earth System Model. Additional available resources include rich trait and flux datasets collected by the project field team at NEON sites across the continental US.

Candidates must have received a Ph.D. in ecology, earth sciences, applied math, or the physical, biological, or chemical sciences. Rigorous training in physiological ecology is preferred along with very strong dynamical, modeling, and quantitative skills. Postdoctoral appointments are initially for one year with the renewal for subsequent years based on satisfactory performance and continued funding. A competitive salary is offered commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, vitae, a publication list, a statement of research experience and interests, and names of at least 3 references. Applicants should apply online to https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/22782. Review of applications will begin as soon as they are received and continue until the position is filled. This position is subject to the University’s background check 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 Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and Humanities

Princeton University seeks to appoint a distinguished humanist whose work is related to the environment for the 2023-2024 academic year. The on-campus position will provide salary plus benefits for a semester-long visit or for the duration of a full academic year, depending on the negotiated length of the visit and available funding. The funds may be used to supplement a sabbatical leave.

The position is supported by the High Meadows Environmental Institute, the interdisciplinary center of environmental research, education, and outreach at Princeton University. Persons appointed will hold the title of the Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and Humanities.

Applicants should be accomplished scholars on leave from their home institution with exceptional records of publication and teaching, and whose interests lie at the intersection of environmental issues and the humanities.

Of particular interest are scholars with expertise and interests related to air and water sustainability, biodiversity, energy, environmental justice, food-system change, global health, global warming, and wilderness histories and futures. There is no geographic limitation. Backgrounds in American studies, settler-colonial studies, Indigenous studies, environmental art and media, environmental history, literature and environment, cultural anthropology and geography, and religion and ecology are especially welcome.

In addition to accomplished scholars, environmental practitioners who may not hold a university position but who have a distinguished record as leaders in national environmental organizations or in the arts may also qualify for the Barron Visiting position.

The visitor(s) will have a shared appointment in the High Meadows Environmental Institute and a supporting department at Princeton University. The incumbent Barron Visitor(s) will be expected to contribute to the life of this vibrant academic center and to cultivate dialogue at the intersection of the humanities and the environment at Princeton. They will be expected to teach an average of one course per semester subject to sufficient enrollment and approval by the Dean of the Faculty and to mentor/advise two to three students on independent projects. Other activities may include the organization of University/public lectures and forums on related topics. Remaining duty time may be devoted to research and writing and other professional pursuits.

The incumbent’s annual salary will be determined based upon their salary at the home institution, not to exceed the level established for an equivalent rank of associate or full professor in the supporting department.

Applications should include (1) a cover letter; (2) a brief description of any previous experience in interdisciplinary and/or collaborative research; (3) a statement of research and teaching plans at the intersection of environment and humanities; (4) a current curriculum vitae and (5) for scholars on sabbatical leave, an indication of and justification for the level of support requested. A short list of finalists will be asked to submit further materials. The names and contact information for three references should be indicated as part of the application. However, HMEI will request letters only for the finalists.

To apply, please visit https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/24881. Applications received before September 15, 2022, 11:59 p.m. Eastern time, will be given full consideration. Questions about the application process may be directed to Stacey Christian at smecka@princeton.edu.

 


IT Manager

Overview

High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI) seeks a IT Manager to provide leadership in the management and maintenance of HMEI information technology equipment including computing software, hardware, printers, servers, information security and audio-visual (AV) equipment and in servicing technology support needs of HMEI faculty, researchers and administrative staff including support for IT applications used in offices, ENV classrooms and labs including computing labs, auditoriums and event venues used for programmatic activities.

 

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Manager, Finance and Administration, the IT Manager, will be expected to serve in the role as a working manager responsible for managing HMEI’s Information Technology, along with additional desktop support personnel, programs and activities. The incumbent will be expected to undertake systems projects and other work involving a wide range of technology applications including, but not limited to, Windows PCs and servers, Apple computers, A/V technologies,  mobile devices, information security, networking and telecommunications infrastructure, websites, intranet, and more.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Management of HMEI Information Technology support staff to deliver quality service and response in support of HMEI research, teaching, administrative and event activities.
  • Installation and upgrading of operation systems and applications.
  • Supporting HMEI’s A/V technical needs in classes, meeting rooms, and other spaces used for instruction, events, gatherings and conferences.
  • Maintenance of user accounts, monitoring system resources and performing backups.
  • Maintaining networked printers.
  • Ensuring network security (servers, workstations, etc.).

The IT Manager will plan, schedule, organize and manage projects from start to completion. They will ensure that project goals/objectives and deliverables are accomplished on time and in a professional manner. The IT Manager must have the flexibility to adjust the hours of their work day and hours worked on occasion to accommodate HMEI projects, deadlines, and events requiring support. They will occasionally be required to be ‘on call’.

 

Typical Tasks

  1. Administer, maintain and support multiple operating systems, servers, advanced networking and telecommunications infrastructure (software, hardwire and wireless).
  2. Direct and manage the activities of HMEI’s departmental computer technology specialist. Establish expectations and deliverables. Provide guidance and feedback.  Create and foster a collaborative team working environment.
  3. Managing state-of-the-art video conferencing equipment for use in distance learning, video conferences and meetings. This includes managing the staffing, scheduling, supervision, support and troubleshooting.
  4. Install, configure and troubleshoot a variety of desktop computing applications, networking applications, server administration and information access tools in a heterogeneous environment.
  5. Oversee implementation of updates, backups, and antivirus protection for all laptops, handhelds, PCs and Macs.
  6. Install and maintain networked and individual printers.
  7. Maintain a hardware inventory for all PCs, Macs, laptops, printers, handhelds, scanners, projectors, etc.
  8. Purchase software, hardware and other IT equipment for departmental use and prepare equipment for surplus.
  9. Develop user documentation and support end-user training for systems applications.
  10. Attend monthly SCAD/DCS meetings and keep HMEI management informed as to what changes are to be expected from the Central OIT office. Attend advance trainings to keep current with technology upgrades.
  11. Recommend information technology plan for current and future needs.
  12. Serve as HMEI liaison to the Office of Information Technology for technology and technology support issues.
  13. Provide technical support as needed and respond as necessary during non-regular work hours in a 24/7 environment.

 

Knowledge (includes technical and/or professional information/skills needed to perform the job):

  • Knowledge of both PC and Apple operating systems, backup systems and protocols
  • Knowledge and experience with firewalls and other security protocols
  • Knowledge of A/V support in Classroom/ lecture hall and other command spaces
    • Support and troubleshoot AV issues in all learning spaces used by Faculty/Staff/Graduate students/Post Doc (including all department owned spaces).
    • Troubleshoot and resolve all AV technology related issues to help Faculty/grad students and postdoc
    • Support hybrid AV & zoom technology
    • Backup support for ISS/AV support.
    • Provide AV/zoom training where needed for faculty and staff.
    • Support a variety of different events, reaching as far as London on Microsoft Teams Meetings
    • Webinars and large Zoom events, with breakout rooms/polls
  • Knowledgeable in programming and scripting ability
  • Familiarity with principles and practices of a highly functional IT services organization
  • Competent in administration and planning; for both short and long-term horizons.
  • Capable in providing instruction, feedback and project management.
  • Familiar with pertinent Federal, State, and local laws regarding computer safety and security
  • Creative in problem solving.

 

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree highly preferred
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience administering servers and Local Area Networks
  • Good understanding of comment network protocols like TCP/IP, LDAP
  • Knowledge of SQL Servers, Queries and Security and database replication
  • Must be well organized and have strong communications skills suitable for working with non-technical and technical users
  • Strong customer service experience
  • Motivated to keep abreast with latest information technologies and applications

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous supervisory experience.
  • Experience in an academic environment.
  • Experience supporting large meetings, events, gatherings, classes with strong familiarity with A/V technology.
  • Familiarity with Princeton University campus resources, computing systems, and culture.

 

Physical Requirements

  • Work environment involves expectations for providing outstanding customer service, the ability to meet deadlines, and the ability to remain poised under pressure and in the presence of competing priorities.
  • Must be physically able to lift and move a variety of machines and equipment including computers and inspection equipment, radio, telephone, etc.
  • May be required to climb ladders when inspecting wiring.

To apply, please visit https://main-princeton.icims.com/jobs/14316/it-manager/job.

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

 


Research Associate

Overview

High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI) seeks an energetic individual to provide research assistance to Dr. Ramanan Laxminarayan, Senior Research Scholar.

 

Responsibilities

The Research Associate will provide research support for several different projects related to antimicrobial resistance and vaccination. Research-related tasks will include literature reviews, data cleaning and analysis, and manuscript preparation along with some grant and administrative support. In addition, the Research Associate will assist with research administration including hiring and managing student workers, reporting to funders, organizing meetings/calls, coordination with finance team.

HMEI seek applicants with backgrounds in global/public health, epidemiology, economics, molecular biology, computer science, and/or natural sciences.

This is a one year term appointment, with possibility of renewal dependent upon funding.

 

Qualifications

Candidates must have BA/BS. MA/MS/MPH is preferred. We seek applicants with backgrounds in global/public health, epidemiology, economics, molecular biology, computer science, and/or natural sciences. We especially seek individuals with knowledge of epidemiology and good analytical reasoning and technical writing skills. Some experience with programming using ArcGIS and/or R/STATA is necessary and programming experience in other languages including C/C++, SQL, or Python is a plus. Applicants must be well organized, attentive to detail, and able to work independently.

To apply, please visit https://research-princeton.icims.com/jobs/14552/research-associate/job.

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