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Brown University

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Watson Institute for International & Public Affairs
Climate Solutions Lab
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Climate Solutions 2024-2026

JOE ID Number: 2023-02_111473200
Date Posted: 11/13/2023
Date Inactive: 01/31/2024
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Climate Solutions 2024-2026
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Providence, Rhode Island, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
Q4 -- Energy
Q5 -- Environmental Economics
F5 -- International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy
H7 -- State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations
L5 -- Regulation and Industrial Policy
L9 -- Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities
Q2 -- Renewable Resources and Conservation
R4 -- Transportation Economics
political science
public policy
political economy
clean energy transition
climate change
electricity and electrification
renewable energy
electric vehicles
policy instruments
carbon border adjustment mechanisms
Salary Range: 75,000
Full Text of JOE Listing:

Brown University invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Research Associate in Climate Solutions at the Watson Institute for International & Public Affairs. We seek a scholar to help us address the political economy of the clean energy transition, especially but not necessarily the politics of electricity and electrification. The postdoc could help research topics such as: how climate change affects electrical grids in the United States, Europe, India, or elsewhere; how states and market actors can work together to finance decarbonization; the industrial organization of renewable energy providers; policy instruments for electric vehicles or other transportation modalities; electrical grid stability in an age of climate change; the social & racial justice dimensions of power outages or disconnections; and carbon border adjustment mechanisms or supply chain challenges. Ability to conduct and write policy-oriented research, as well as academic research, is essential. There are no teaching responsibilities. The selected candidate will devote 50 percent time to projects at the Climate Solutions Lab, and 50 percent time to his or her own (climate-related) research projects. The Watson Institute is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 01/15/2024