Postdoctoral Fellow

first_imgThe post-doctoral fellow will manage the research conducted on theground and will build networks and contacts to help disseminate theresearch under the Energy, Resources, and Environment (ERE) programand the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy (ISEP).There is a possibility that the position could be extended to yearstwo and three of the project, pending grant renewal.About Prof. UrpelainenView Prof. Urpelainen’s biography at Maintain, update, and improve ISEP’s data on India’s powersystem and coal-fired power generationDevelop and execute power systems and integrated assessmentmodels to establish baseline energy trends, conduct scenarioanalysis, and assess implications of different policyinterventionsPrepare academic research papers and policy briefs based onmodeling About Johns Hopkins SAISVisit the SAIS website at EREVisit the ERE website at DescriptionFounded in 1943 and a Johns Hopkins division since 1950, The PaulH. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of the JohnsHopkins University (SAIS) has been educating global leaders foralmost 60 years. As a highly selective graduate institution with adistinguished faculty, SAIS consistently ranks as one of the topschools of international relations in the world. SAIS was foundedto provide a practical approach to training students ininternational leadership and foreign relations, and to providemid-career educational opportunities for those already working inrelated fields. Today, SAIS offers the M.A., M.I.P.P., and Ph.D.degrees and enrolls some 700 full-time students on the Washington,DC campus, 190 students at the SAIS Center in Bologna, Italy, andabout 180 Chinese and international students at the Hopkins-NanjingCenter in Nanjing, China.The Postdoctoral FellowshipThe School of Advanced International Studies at the Johns HopkinsUniversity invites applications for a 1-year postdoctoralfellowship (extension possible pending grant renewal) inWashington, DC to support year one of a three-year research projectlooking at the energy transition in India.The post-doctoral fellow’s research will evaluate the economicfeasibility of coal-fired power generation in India, consideringthe ongoing transition to renewables and the risk of strandedassets. This work will produce a detailed evaluation of theeconomic fundamentals of India’s coal-fired power generationportfolio under realistic and robust assumptions about futurescenarios. This assessment will help Indian policymakers plan foran economically viable transition based on a transparent andrigorous analysis.Specific tasks include: About ISEPVisit the ISEP website at http://www.sais-isep.orgApplicants should have completed their Ph.D. requirements by thestart date, but applicants close to completion will also beconsidered.Applicants must have a high level of technical knowledge in powersystems modeling, integrated assessment modeling, and/or computablegeneral equilibrium modeling.Applicants must demonstrate significant experience with research onIndia’s energy policies and the power sector.Possible disciplines include electrical engineering, operationsresearch, management, energy economics, and public policy.Interest in public policy or political economy is highlypreferred.Experience with financial modeling is desirable.Interdisciplinary research experience is desirable.Review of applications for a postdoctoral fellow will beginimmediately.Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, currentCurriculum Vitae outlining the applicant’s experience andpublications, and a list of three academic references.Review of applications will continue until the position isfilled.The successful candidate for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.For additional information, email Prof. Urpelainen [email protected] Please place “Postdoctoral FellowApplication” in the subject line.The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity forits faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university doesnot discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status,pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age,disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity orexpression, veteran status or other legally protectedcharacteristic. 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