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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Postdoctoral Associate, Critical Analysis of Carbon Capture and Sequestration in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Postdoctoral Associate, Critical Analysis of Carbon Capture and Sequestration

  • Job Number: 23626

  • Functional Area: Research - Engineering

  • Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • School Area: Engineering

  • Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes

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    Job Description

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Civil and Environmental Engineering, to join Professor Charles Harvey on critically analyzing the role of industrial carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The research will address questions such as: Why have integrated assessment models consistently over-predicted the growth of CCS? What does evidence suggest about the true costs and energy requirements of CCS? What industries might be amenable to application of CCS? and How has industry funding affected academic promotion of CCS?

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: Ph.D. in energy systems, environmental economics, environmental policy, or related field; skillset in hydrology, biogeochemistry, ecology, mathematical modeling, field measurements, and technical writing; ability to communicate effectively and work both independently and on a multidisciplinary research team; strong quantitative skills; broad understanding of issues related to reducing greenhouse gas emissions; and an interest in environmental justice. PREFERRED: familiarity with integrated assessment models. Job #23626 Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and list of three references to this application portal. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. The appointment is funded through the Rockefeller Family Fund and the Funder Collaborative on Oil and Gas for one year. 1/19/24