Postdoctoral Scholar -Environmental Sciences - Department of Agricultural and Resources Economics
Position overview Position title: Postdoc Employee
Salary range: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on UC Berkeley Postdoc series salary scale.
Percent time: 100
Anticipated start: Spring 2023
Position duration: Initial appointment is for 1 year with possibility of renewal based on performance and availability of funding.
Open date: October 25, 2022
Next review date: Thursday, Apr 6, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Friday, Apr 21, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The University of California, Berkeley is seeking to hire a postdoctoral scholar to support its growing area of research on non-CO2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emission mitigation in China, with a focus on methane, under the direction of Dr. Jiang Lin (at the Department of Agricultural and Resources Economics). We have worked closely with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Energy Analysis and Environmental Impact Division and collaborators in China on conducting cost-effective analysis and modeling to understand the potential growth in non-CO2 GHGs and climate super pollutants over the past five years. Earlier phases of our work have identified a 47% cost-effective mitigation potential in China's non-CO2 GHG emissions by 2050, and key findings were communicated to key policymakers and think-tanks.
The current initiative seeks to 1) conduct deeper techno-economic analysis of methane (and other non-CO2 GHG) mitigation measures and evaluate their cost-effectiveness under China-specific context, 2) develop a deep mitigation and policy constraints scenario to understand the potential and benefits for additional reductions beyond current mitigation measures, and 3) develop a roadmap in reducing methane emissions in China before 2030.
Under the direction of the supervisor, this position will conduct research and use quantitative methodologies to analyze cost-effectiveness of mitigation measures and policies for climate super pollutant emissions (including specifically methane, F-gases, and black carbon) in various sectors and relevant mitigation measures. This position will help conduct literature review and data collection to support the development of modeling parameters and inputs for emission mitigation scenarios, conduct cost-effectiveness and marginal cost of abatement analysis, and prepare scientific reports and conduct related technology and policy research.
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
PhD (or equivalent international degree) or enrolled in a PhD (or equivalent international degree) program.
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
PhD (or equivalent international degree) required by the appointment start date.
The candidate should have no more than four years of post-degree research experience by start date.
- Ph.D. degree in Environmental Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Energy and Resources, or equivalent relevant qualification with demonstrated work or research experience of a minimum of 2 years in the area of emissions modeling
- Coursework related to environmental economics
- Experience working with cost-effectiveness and abatement cost analysis, energy and GHG emissions modeling.
- Experience working with public entities and policymaking bodies
- Ability to work independently according to technical guidelines, and collaboratively as part of a team
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
- Cover Letter
- Statement of Research (Optional)
- 3 required (contact information only)
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