Job Title: Post-Doctoral Researcher
PVN ID: BA-2305-005626
Category: Research

Job Description

General Description

Position Overview:

We are seeking a highly motivated Research Associate/Post-doctoral Researcher to join our interdisciplinary team studying the impacts and benefits of global solar PV supply chains, with support from the Global Energy Initiative at ClimateWorks Foundation. The ideal candidate will have expertise in power system modeling, air pollution and human health modeling.

Principal Investigator and team:

Dr. Gang He (incoming assistant professor in the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, Baruch College, City University of New York). Dr. Gang He’s group studies the environmental, climate, and social economic implications of energy transition pathways, and provides data-driven, evidence based, energy and climate policy analysis to support energy decisions and climate actions. Learn more about his research group:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research on the benefits and impact of global solar PV supply chains.
  • Develop and apply power system models to evaluate the impacts of solar PV supply chains on electricity systems and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Develop and apply air pollution and human health models to evaluate the impacts of solar PV supply chains on air quality and human health.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary team members and external partners to ensure project goals are met.
  • Publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals and present at conferences.
  • Communicate with sponsors and stakeholders on project progress, policy insights, and action plans.
  • Contribute to the preparation of grant proposals and other funding opportunities.

Other Duties

  • In coordination with project lead, execute project management on various aspects of project;
  • Organize planning meetings and events, web-based communications as necessary;
  • Preparation of project progress and final reports.



  • PhD in a relevant field, such as electrical engineering, environmental science, or public health.
  • Expertise in power system modeling, air pollution modeling, and human health modeling.
  • Proficiency in at least one programming language commonly used for power system modeling (e.g., Python, MATLAB) and one commonly used for air pollution modeling (e.g., CMAQ, WRF-Chem, or inMAP).
  • Strong analytical skills and experience with statistical and spatial analysis.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Track record of publishing research findings in peer-reviewed journals.

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience working on interdisciplinary research projects.
  • Familiarity with global supply chains and sustainability issues.
  • Experience with spatial analysis and GIS software (e.g., ArcGIS or QGIS).

About the Research Foundation

The Research Foundation of The City University of New York (RFCUNY) was established as a not-for-profit educational corporation chartered by the State of New York in 1963. RFCUNY supports CUNY faculty and staff in identifying and obtaining external support (pre-award) from government and private sponsors and is responsible for the administration of all such funded programs (post-award).

RFCUNY stands between CUNY’s principal investigators (PIs) and the sponsors who support them and strives to fulfill its essential responsibilities to both groups. Working closely with individual PIs and Grants Officers on the campuses, RFCUNY oversees employment, accounting, audit, reporting, purchasing, and special responsibilities that include management of a planned giving program; liaison with governmental agencies and foundations; negotiation of agreements; facility construction and renovation; protection and commercialization of intellectual property; and compliance with applicable standards in research involving human subjects, animal care, environmental and radiological safety, and conflicts of interest.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Research Foundation of the City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities Act/E-Verify Employer. It is the policy of the Research Foundation of CUNY to provide equal employment opportunities free of discrimination based on race, color, age, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, domestic violence victim status, arrest record, criminal conviction history, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Key Features

Full Time
Annual Salary Range
$50,000.00 - $50,000.00
Closing Date
Jul 19, 2023 (Or Until Filled)
Bargaining Unit