PI: Professor Michael Craig
School for Environment and Sustainability
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Start date: June 1, 2022 (flexible)
Term: One year, full-time, with optional 1-year extension
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan (flexible)
Salary: $60,000 (benefits eligible)
Professor Craig, based at the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS), invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. Under the supervision of an interdisciplinary team of faculty, the fellow will lead a project that aims to better understand future human wellbeing given interactions between electric power and building systems as they decarbonize and adapt to climate change. The fellow will integrate methods from climate change, engineering, and public health disciplines. Activities will include identifying future meteorological extremes, creating future power system risk profiles, and quantifying human health outcomes during potential power system outages across U.S. locations and building characteristics.
The successful candidate will join a cooperative group of postdoctoral, PhD, MS, and undergraduate researchers in Dr. Craig’s ASSET Lab. The lab and SEAS offer numerous professional development opportunities, including mentorship of students and collaboration on other research projects. Opportunities will be tailored based on the fellow’s career goals.
Applicants should hold a PhD in energy or building systems, engineering, operations research, risk analysis, or a similar field. Required and desired training, experience, knowledge, and skills are:
• Formal training and experience with computational modeling is required
• Strong written and oral communication skills are required
• Formal training and experience with climate, economic, and/or social sciences is strongly preferred
• Experience with Python is preferred
Dr. Craig will consider applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To apply, submit one PDF with the following by March 15, 2022, to Dr. Craig at firstname.lastname@example.org with [Health] in the subject line.
• Cover letter describing your relevant experiences and publications and preferred start date
• Curriculum vitae
• 2-3 references (name, title, affiliation, email address, and phone number) (letters not required)
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity employer.