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Postdoc Researcher: Biodiversity and Nature-Based Climate Solutions

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment at Princeton University invite applications for a postdoctoral or more senior researcher to conduct research related to nature-based climate solutions and biodiversity conservation, with a particular focus on understanding the impacts of different types of solutions on biodiversity versus carbon sequestration. The work will involve an innovative synthesis and meta-analysis of the literature on this topic. The postdoctoral researcher will work with Professors David Wilcove and Jonathan Levine in collaboration with scientists at the Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions at the National University of Singapore. The successful candidate will be appointed through either the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) or the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

Required skills include extensive experience synthesizing and analyzing large datasets and experience with statistical modeling and GIS/spatial analysis. A strong publication record demonstrating the relevant skills is highly desirable. This research position is open to all regardless of citizenship and does not support work towards the completion of a degree. 

A Ph.D. is required. Salary and full employee benefits are offered in accordance with University guidelines. Positions are funded for one year with the possibility of renewal for one or more additional years, contingent upon funding and satisfactory performance.

Applicants must submit a CV, contact information for three references, and a cover letter describing their areas of expertise and interest. References may be contacted for the candidates who make the shortlist for this position. The submission must be online via AHIRE link:

The review process will commence immediately and continue until positions are filled. Anticipated start date is December 2023 or earlier. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the School of Public and International Affairs believe that it is vital to cultivate an environment that embraces and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion. This commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment and hiring as we actively seek colleagues of exceptional ability who represent a broad range of viewpoints, experiences, and value systems, and who share Princeton University's dedication to excellence.

Requisition No: D-23-SPI-00041


Through its postdoctoral research associate positions, C-PREE provides recent PhD graduates an opportunity to participate and contribute to the vital range of research conducted by the center. 

C-PREE also considers requests for self-funded visitors on a rolling basis. If you are interested in working with C-PREE as a visiting researcher, please contact the faculty member you are interested in working with.

Please visit the Dean of the Faculty's hiring website to learn about opportunities in other related departments.