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The Fastest Path to Zero Initiative at the University of Michigan has an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. This is an annually renewable appointment to perform research on the socio-technical aspects of energy deployment.
The Fastest Path to Zero Initiatve was founded in 2019 when the University of Michigan Energy Institute and the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences partnered to form a cross-campus team of interdisciplinary experts to tackle difficult research questions about how policymakers, researchers, and communities can work together to meet ambitious climate goals in Michigan and across the nation. The initiative is creating detailed analysis of geography, economics, social issues, and political environment to understand optimal energy deployment strategies. The Fellow filling the position will take a leading analysis role within the initiative.
A PhD is required, preferably in Engineering & Public Policy, Economics, Data Science, or related fields. Require experience in at least one of the following areas: energy systems analysis, geographic information systems, and/or communications.
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