The mission of the Center is to foster research on carbon capture and greenhouse gas reduction that will contribute to the design and implementation of climate solutions. We welcome applicants with research interests across the full range of disciplines related to the Center's three focal areas: Ecological and Biological Carbon Capture; Geological and Ocean Carbon Capture, and Industrial Carbon Utilization.
Candidates need to identify and contact faculty with the relevant expertise to discuss their proposed project and ensure the faculty member is willing and able to host them. Faculty hosts can be from any school/department at Yale, including the School of the Environment, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and any relevant department within the Faculty of Arts Sciences. If assistance is needed to identify or contact a potential advisor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications lacking a letter of support from a potential Yale faculty host will not be considered.
Candidates selected for the program will be contacted in February 2024 and are expected to accept or decline as soon as possible, but no later than March 31st, 2024. Successful candidates are expected to begin their program at Yale between July 1 and December 31, 2024.
Successful candidates will be appointed as postdoctoral associates for up to two years, provided a stipend ($65,000/yr) and base research funds ($6,000/yr), plus health care benefits and limited expenses for relocation.
A complete application includes:
A complete bibliography.
Research proposal, 3 pages maximum (including figures but not including references) that includes an explanation of how the proposed project would advance the mission of the Center.
2 Letters of Recommendation
PDFs of 1 to 2 publications (in prep or submitted manuscripts are permissible)
Letter of support from a Yale faculty member, 1 page maximum, which should:
o Specify the research infrastructure that will be available to the applicant to complete their project, such as facilities, equipment, computing resources, field sites, etc.
o Provide a brief description of the faculty advisor's mentoring philosophy and approach, including how they foster an inclusive environment
o Explain how the candidate's project expands the faculty member's research enterprise and adds to Yale's overall expertise in the field
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.