Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture - and benefits - that just aren't found together anywhere else. If you're curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future - then take a look at this opportunity.
POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE , MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative / MIT Climate Grand Challenge team- Natural Climate and Community Solutions (NCCS), to support the development of a white paper focused on protecting and enhancing natural carbon sinks, particularly tropical forests in the Amazon, the Congo Basin, and Southeast Asia. Responsibilities include developing a research plan and carrying out interviews and workshops with on-the-ground partners to identify needs and opportunities to apply emerging technologies to advance NCCS; gathering and analyzing information, including a literature review of the state of relevant knowledge on the economic, political, and social drivers of deforestation, existing policies, technologies, engagement models, and incentives for forest conservation, among other relevant areas; managing the writing process of the white paper according to the CGC guidelines and coordinating faculty and partner organizations, including developing a problem definition, research outcomes, impact metrics, and a plan to achieve those outcomes, as well as risk, economic, and impact assessments, and a detailed roadmap for the implementation of the results; and coordinating the development of outreach materials, including a short video and a two-page fact sheet.
A full description is available at https://environmentalsolutions.mit.edu/current-opportunities/ .
REQUIRED : Ph.D. in a technical area related to engineering, computer science, environmental science, planning, ecology, or similar field; experience publishing white papers, technical roadmaps, or review papers that involve multiple collaborators; and excellent leadership, project management, strategic thinking, and verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to keep deliverables on track, evaluating and revising as needed, and deliver high-quality results. PREFERRED : fluency in Spanish. Job #19578
This is a temporary, one-year position.