Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is looking for a Renewable Energy Social Science Postdoctoral Fellow to work on and lead a variety of research projects focused on how large-scale wind and solar energy projects can be developed in concert with communities.
The research will examine sources and uses of information and misinformation; explore through qualitative and geospatial analysis the existence and potential role of neutral intermediaries to help communities manage a proposed project in their area; examine the socioeconomic impacts both real and perceived of the projects on communities; and explore ways this energy transition can better align with local goals, opportunities, and values. It will focus on procedural and distributive justice, with special consideration of both urban and rural historically disadvantaged communities.
Although the lab prefers candidates that are local to the Berkeley CA area, the posting is open to exceptional remote candidates including ones from outside the US. We are especially interested in candidates from a diverse global community that might bring their perspective to these challenging problems. Also, if there is interest in relocating, all or a portion of relocation fees could be covered.
The listing is here, which contains lots more information: https://lbl.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/renewable-energy-social-science-postdoctoral-fellow-4953