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Climate Policy Lab Postdoctoral Research Fellows
Tufts University

Date Posted Jan. 30, 2023
Title Climate Policy Lab Postdoctoral Research Fellows
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy: Postdocs Positions at The Fletcher
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Public Policy & Administration

The Climate Policy Lab (CPL) at the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy (CIERP), The Fletcher School, Tufts University, is seeking postdoctoral research fellows.


We seek individuals with a highly independent research capacity, strong written and oral communication skills, and rich experience in cross-country comparisons. We are open to all areas of climate policy, but are particularly interested in the below topics, skills, and geographical areas:

  • System dynamics modeling
  • Energy innovation policy
  • Socio-economic green transition in Indonesia, South Africa, Vietnam, and the United States
  • Climate policy in Latin America


Our other research themes for which we would welcome postdoctoral research fellows include:

  • Low-carbon growth (green industrialization, industrial policy, green stimulus);
  • Energy-technology innovation (EVs, storage, digital, tech transfer, role of private sector and state-owned enterprises);
  • Climate finance (domestic and overseas policies, global institutions, development finance including China’s BRI);
  • Resilient development (water, migration, food systems);
  • Sustainable agriculture;
  • System dynamics and climate modeling (energy systems, mitigation scenarios, climate change adaptation); and
  • Climate policy process and performance (including in net zero and decarbonization strategies).


CPL has particular interest in emerging economies in Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, and Latin America.


Research work will be conducted under the supervision of Professor Kelly Sims Gallagher, CPL Director, and Professor Travis Franck, CPL Climate Modeling and Policy Director. The postdoctoral fellow will work on individual projects as well as collaboratively with the CPL Director, Modeling Director, and other members of the CPL research team, including faculty, pre- and postdoctoral research fellows, staff, and student research assistants. Fellows are expected to attend and participate in our regularly scheduled team meetings and seminars. In addition, when appropriate and requested, they will be expected to represent CPL at public events and in academic fora, and to contribute to CPL’s engagements with funders, partnering research institutions, and policy makers.


Postdoctoral Research Fellows are expected to produce at least two publishable academic papers per year, compose blog posts and other short-form policy briefs based on research findings, attend all CPL events, present at least once in our research seminar series, and contribute to the organization and hosting of workshops and roundtables. Positions are for one year, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year subject to performance and continuation of funding.


Applications from political science, energy modeling, engineering systems, business, law, economics, system dynamics, and interdisciplinary backgrounds are welcome.


Salary is $62,000. Postdocs are also eligible for paid time off, health and dental insurance, and other benefits.



  • PhD in related field (dissertation defense completed) within the last five years;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and writing);
  • Experienced in working with multicultural and multidisciplinary research teams;
  • Capacity to work independently as well as in team environments;
  • Value the sharing of information and continuous improvement in a cooperative atmosphere of constructive evaluation and learning.


Application Instructions

Interested individuals should submit the following no later than March 15, 2023:

  • A cover letter demonstrating their interest and research profile;
  • A current curriculum vitae;
  • Contact information for two references;
  • Writing sample: a research paper of 5,000-8,000 words


An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.


For questions about this position, please contact Travis Franck, Climate Policy Lab’s Climate Modeling and Policy Director at Please submit all applications via Interfolio.

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