SESYNC Announces Four Postdoc Fellowship Opportunities

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Nov 17, 2017

New Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities at SESYNC     

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) invites applications for four Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunities: One Postdoc will co-develop a research project to address research gaps on the link between climate change and children's health, another will study how societies cope with natural disasters, the third will focus on modeling the environmental impacts of food waste in the U.S, and the fourth will develop a project to improve understanding of key hydrological, biophysical, social, and institutional conditions for successful natural infrastructure strategies. The four opportunities will be for August 2018 through August 2020, and are open to applicants who have completed their PhD in a relevant field within the last four years.

The new Fellowship opportunities include the following:

SESYNC-Georgetown Postdoctoral Fellowship - Ecological Connections: Climate and Health

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) and Georgetown University invite applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship opportunity, focused on Ecological Connections: Climate and Health. 

The Postdoctoral fellow will co-develop a project designed to address critical research gaps on the relationship between the changing environment and children’s respiratory health by building a model based on the synthesis of multiple data sets and a wide range of variables.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be based a minimum of three days a week at SESYNC in Annapolis, Maryland and two days a week at Georgetown University, in Washington, D.C and will work with Dr. Laura Anderko of Georgetown as their primary Collaborating Mentor. 

Preliminary screening applications are due December 14, 2017 and project proposals with collaborating mentors are due February 1, 2017. More information and application instructions can be found here.

 

SESYNC-Georgetown Postdoctoral Fellowship: Coping with Disaster in a Warming World

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) and Georgetown University invite applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship opportunity, focused on Coping with Disaster in a Warming World.

The Postdoctoral fellow will co-develop a project designed to address critical gaps in our understanding of how societies cope with the sorts of natural disasters that are expected to become more frequent and more devastating in coming decades. Climate change is expected to increase the frequency and strength of extreme weather events. This research program would bring together socio-economic data with meteorological and land use data to build a better picture of how individuals and societies make critical decisions both in anticipation and wake of natural disasters.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be based a minimum of three days a week at SESYNC in Annapolis, Maryland and two days a week at Georgetown University, in Washington, D.C and will work with Dr. Raphael Calel of Georgetown as their primary collaborating mentor.

Preliminary screening applications are due December 14, 2017 and project proposals with collaborating mentors are due February 1, 2017. More information and application instructions can be found here.

 

SESYNC-RTI Postdoctoral Fellowship: Modeling the Impacts of Food Waste on the Environment

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) and Research Triangle Institute (RTI) invite applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship opportunity, focused on modeling the environmental and ecological impacts of food waste in the United States.

Prior studies have measured the environmental impacts of the food system in general, of food waste specifically, or of changes in food consumption patterns based on the dietary guidelines or other trends. This project will contribute to the existing body of knowledge by defining and modeling the environmental, ecological, and economic impacts of food loss and waste across within the U.S. food system to determine how best to prioritize waste reduction efforts.

The Fellow will work in residence at SESYNC in Annapolis, MD and will work with Dr. Mary Muth of RTI as their primary Collaborating Research Mentor.

Preliminary screening applications are due December 14, 2017 and project proposals with collaborating mentors are due January 15. More information and application instructions can be found here.

 

SESYNC - World Resources Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship: Natural Infrastructure for Water

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) and World Resources Institute (WRI) invite applications for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship opportunity focused on landscape management for water security.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will co-develop a project to improve understanding of key hydrological, biophysical, social, and institutional conditions for successful natural infrastructure strategies. Determining why, where, and how to protect and restore forests and working landscapes as a natural form of water infrastructure (e.g., sediment pollution control, groundwater recharge, flood mitigation, etc.) is a major research challenge.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be based 4 days a week at SESYNC in Annapolis, MD and 1 day a week at WRI in Washington, D.C.

Preliminary screening applications are due December 11, 2017 and project proposals with collaborating mentors are due February 1. More information and application instructions can be found here.

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The Fellows will join a cohort of Postdoctoral Fellows at SESYNC and will take part in the SESYNC Postdoctoral Immersion Program and other professional development opportunities.

Applications for these opportunities will take place in a two-step process. First, submit a Preliminary Screening Application including a combined PDF of your C.V. and a detailed cover letter. Second, successful applicants will be invited to co-develop a project proposal with a collaborating mentor.

 

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