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Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT Climate & Sustainability Consortium (MCSC) Postdoctoral Impact Fellow in Cambridge, Massachusetts

MIT Climate & Sustainability Consortium (MCSC) Postdoctoral Impact Fellow

  • Job Number: 20766

  • Functional Area: Academic (non-faculty)

  • Department: MIT Climate & Sustainability Consortium

  • School Area: Engineering

  • Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes

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POSTDOCTORAL IMPACT FELLOW, MIT Climate & Sustainability Consortium (MCSC) (https://impactclimate.mit.edu/) , to work with MIT researchers and consortium industry members, in collaboration with external organizations and communities, on implementing solutions needed to address the global climate change and sustainability crisis. The Impact Fellowship Program (https://impactclimate.mit.edu/mcsc-impact-fellowship-program/) is a postdoctoral opportunity for individuals who want to transcend academia and industry to apply their expertise to near-term change for a more sustainable future. Throughout the program, fellows will prepare for leadership positions within the sustainability domain in a wide range of contexts, as well as prepare to drive research that advances breakthrough scalable solutions towards accelerated change.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a Ph.D. in a relevant field by the start of the fellowship. The MCSC Impact Fellowship Program is looking for researchers with interests in interdisciplinary training and broad skill development, with a focus and aim on accelerating the necessary global transition in the face of the climate crisis. The program is seeking Fellows who come from a broad range of backgrounds--including engineering, science, social sciences, economics, urban planning, management, and statistics/data science--and welcomes applications from any scholarly field. Candidates should be interested in and informed about climate and sustainability, as the projects they will focus on will be related to these key themes, which are central to the Consortium. Job #20766

Please note that Impact Fellows cannot hold another academic or industry appointment during the Fellowship period. Additional information about the review process, criteria, and timeline is available here (https://impactclimate.mit.edu/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/2022-Timeline-Process-Criteria-MCSC-Impact-Fellows.pdf) . Application material should include a full CV and an Impact Statement. The Impact Statement should be included in the cover letter field instead of a cover letter. The Impact Statement must address the following:

1) Service and Leadership – Describe your service and leadership experience, especially as related to sustainability. Help us understand your broader CV in context.

2) Career Vision – Why are you interested in this fellowship rather than other options? Please tell us what you want to achieve in your career and the potential paths you will take. What impact would you like to have in your work at MIT and beyond to change or influence behavior, practice, procedures, or policy at significant scale to help implement solutions to climate change and sustainability globally.

3) Fellowship Activities - What do you want to do at MIT? Here should include your areas of interest and provide ideas and other experiences you would like to have at MIT that prepare you for a career impacting climate change. This can include specifying faculty you would have interest in working with, but will not be a detailed research statement as that is not the intention of this program. Your statement should show a clear thought on how you want your work affecting real-world impact, such as potential paths to scaling up results, securing funding, or through adoption and implementation. Successful activities will advance sustainability locally, regionally, nationally, or internationally. The statement should include career objectives and the context and significance of the proposed path.

The impact statement should be four pages maximum; figures and references do not count towards the page.The first round of screenings will occur on March 15th with rolling review thereafter. 2/4/22

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