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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Adam Brandt

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Brandt, Adam
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Energy Science Engineering
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
This is a 12-month appointment with the possibility of renewal for a second year and offers a competitive salary and benefit package.
Appointment Start Date: 
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. To apply, please submit the application materials to Adam Brandt (

Does this position pay above the required minimum?: 
Yes. The expected base pay range for this position is listed in Pay Range field. The pay offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors including (but not limited to) the qualifications of the selected candidate, budget availability, and internal equity.
Pay Range: 

Open postdoctoral research position in methane detection and mitigation
Post-PhD researcher desired to help lead methane emissions research efforts in Prof. Adam Brandt’s research group at the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability. Level of appointment and salary are flexible based on applicant experience. This position will focus on developing and leading field experiments and analysis of satellite detection technologies. We will develop a multi-year testing campaign to assess new satellite methane detection technologies in diverse environments around North America. This work will continue recent research focusing on large-scale testing of methane detection technologies (Sherwin et al. 2023, El Abbadi et al. 2023, Sherwin et al. 2023b, Rutherford et al. 2023). Responsibilities will include assisting graduate students in research and publications related to the project, management of experimental logistics, and publication and presentation of the research. This position will also involve budgeting and proposal development, as well as stakeholder interaction (funders, contractors, and teams participating in testing).

Required Qualifications: 
  • Applicants should hold a PhD in a STEM field, with preference for applicants with experimental and/or field work experience.
  • Due to experimental nature of work and interaction with graduate students, remote work arrangements will not be considered.
Required Application Materials: 
  • Cover letter describing your relevant experience and publications, potential start date, and expected date of graduation (if PhD not yet awarded)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information of 2-3 referees (letters will be requested if application advances).


Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.