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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Rob Jackson

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Jackson, Rob
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Earth System Science
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
9/15/19 to 9/14/20, with second-year funding available with satisfactory performance
Appointment Start Date: 
9/15/19; Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Please apply by September 1st, 2019, for full consideration.
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Send materials to Rob Jackson ( and Colin Finnegan ( 

Global Energy Consumption and Human Wellbeing
Stanford, Lund, and Stockholm Universities seek a full-time postdoctoral scientist to examine metrics of human wellbeing in relation to per capita energy consumption—globally and for cities, countries, and regions. The results will help quantify the steep costs of energy poverty, the minimum energy needs for a civil and meaningful life, and the possibility that some countries could use less energy and be just as successful, reducing the need for global energy infrastructure and increasing global equity. The collaboration is led by Rob Jackson, Anders Ahlström, and Gustaf Hugelius. It provides opportunities to work with scientists on the Global Carbon Project and is funded by Stanford’s Center on Longevity, through their New Map of Life project, and the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS). 

Required Qualifications: 
  • Ph.D. in diverse fields, including energy, health, geography, social sciences, computer sciences, or statistics
Required Application Materials: 
  • CV
  • Statement of interests
  • Names and contact information for three letters of recommendation


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.