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Put your passion and skills to work for the planet. Climate change is the most urgent issue of our time, and we need people like you to help us build a vital Earth — for everyone.
We’re Environmental Defense Fund, a fast-paced nonprofit with a growing staff of more than 1,000 people in nearly 30 countries. We deliver game-changing solutions that cut climate pollution and strengthen people’s ability to thrive despite the effects climate change is already having. We work wherever we can have the most impact, from local communities to top companies to governments worldwide, and even in space.
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The Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) have a longstanding collaborative partnership that accelerates problem-solving research relevant to national and international environmental policy discussions. The David R. and Patricia D. Atkinson Foundation has generously provided fund for this 2-year postdoctoral science fellowships, co-led by Dr. Donglai Xie at EDF and Dr. John D. Albertson at Cornell University.
The Office of Chief Scientist (OCS) is the nexus of science at Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), ensuring that the science that is the backbone for all EDF policy positions is based on the best available information. To be most effective in this role, OCS provides programmatic support for all scientists at EDF and fosters relationships with scientists outside the organization. The OCS team works on projects across all of EDF’s programs, translating natural and social science basic and applied research into actionable ideas for colleagues who are designing programs and projects.
The Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability is the hub of collaborative sustainability research at Cornell University, forging vital connections among researchers, students, staff, and external partners. The center’s funding and programming accelerate groundbreaking research within and across all of Cornell’s colleges and schools. In turn, the center is the university’s home to bold ideas and powerful new models that ensure people and the planet not only survive, but thrive.
Within EDF, the Postdoctoral Science Fellow will be fully integrated with the Global Methane Science team, attending weekly calls where current methane science advancements are discussed and reviewed, as well as the weekly Canada Methane Science calls, where Canada specific science studies are discussed and coordinated. Within Cornell, the Fellow will be a team member of Dr. Albertson’s group, which is focused broadly on fugitive emissions quantification of multiple species (methane, ammonia, hydrogen) using a wide range of measurement technologies.
The Fellow is expected to study the temporal variation and quantification of the methane emissions from large oil and gas production regions. The desired outcomes of this project include improvements to regional methane emissions quantification methodology and a strategy for annual methane emissions quantification using snapshot mass balance measurements. Anticipated work products include publications on: 1) Temporal variability of large oil and gas production regions and strategy for annual methane emission quantification. 2) Regional methane emission measurement protocols with time-varying emission sources and non-ideal meteorological conditions.
Tasks will include but are not limited to:
This position can be located in Cornell, or any offices of EDF in USA, or remotely anywhere within US and Canada. The candidate should be able to travel to Canada.
This is a 2-year position, with an anticipated start date of June 2023.
Interested applicants should attach their cover letter and CV to the EDF application, along with a sample peer-reviewed paper or other writing sample.
We offer a strong total rewards package encompassing competitive salary, robust benefits, and professional development opportunities consistent with a modern global organization. We take into account factors such as candidate experience, skills, training, internal team equity and local norms.
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Environmental Defense Fund is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.