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Postdoctoral Fellow

Job Description

The Department of Engineering and Public Policy (EPP) is a unique department in the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University which addresses important problems in technology and policy. We educate technically skilled students to be leaders in policy-focused research; we work on policy problems in which the technology matters.

Carnegie Mellon University’s department of Engineering and Public Policy is searching for a Postdoctoral Fellow to join their team.  This is an exciting opportunity for someone who thrives in an interesting and challenging work environment. You will assist the department by contributing to an exciting new program of research focused on approaches for incorporating labor skills and training potential into clean energy transition planning. The project will initially focus on the case of electric vehicle battery manufacturing, and the chosen candidate will work closely with Christophe Combermale, Valerie Karplus, and Richard Stafford and interact regularly with multiple faculty at the CMU Heinz and Engineering Colleges.

Your core responsibilities will include:

  • Developing original research with the project investigators on how to improve community and worker preparedness and outcomes in clean energy domains.

  • Working with multiple data sources, including interviews with automakers and battery. manufacturers, to describe the skills needed and examine the geographic match between available and sought skills using alternative matching algorithms

  • Researching semi-structured interviews and ethnographic organizational research in addition to quantitative analysis.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within Carnegie Mellon.  Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.

You should demonstrate:

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


  • Ph.D. in economics, management, technology policy, systems engineering, or data science

  • Experience with programming languages, including R, Python, LaTeX, Statistics


  • Successful background check

Are you interested in this exciting opportunity?! Apply today!

CMU’s COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: As a condition of employment, Carnegie Mellon University requires all staff and faculty working in the United States to be fully vaccinated, including a booster when eligible, against COVID-19. Prior to commencement of employment, new hires in the United States must provide proof of vaccination or obtain an approved exemption. (Exemptions may be requested for medical reasons or for religious or strong moral or ethical conviction.) Staff and faculty must comply with all applicable COVID-19 mitigation requirements. Please see Minimum Requirements to Return to Campus for details regarding the university’s current COVID-19 mitigation requirements.


Pittsburgh, PA

Job Function

Pre/Post-Doctoral Associates & Fellows

Position Type

Postdoctoral Associate / Fellow (Fixed Term)

Full Time/Part time

Full time

Pay Basis


More Information: 

  • Please visit “Why Carnegie Mellon ” to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world. 

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  • Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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