Announcement - Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, Belfer Center

New Fellow Position at the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program and the Energy Technology Innovation Policy Research Group at HKS

June 14, 2013

The Harvard Kennedy School's Science Technology and Public Policy Program and the Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group (joint with the Environment and Natural Resources Program) is looking for a research fellow to join in September 2013. This fellow will conduct independent research in the area of technology innovation and policy, as well as organize two Harvard Kennedy School Executive Workshops in the area (one of them will be dedicated to the commercialization of biofuels). The selected fellow will report to STPP Director Professor Venky Narayanamurti and will work closely with Professors Henry Lee and Laura Diaz Anadon.

In addition to conducting his/her own research and being responsible for conducting research to frame the workshop, identifying participants, writing workshop reports, and coordinating work on logistics by the STPP staff, the ideal fellow will also contribute to teaching and to other STPP/ETIP program tasks. The fellow will be expected to work as a Teaching Fellow in Science and Technology classes in either Harvard College or the Harvard Kennedy School, to engage in writing proposals and reports on technology innovation and public policy, and to collaborate with other STPP/ETIP research fellows as appropriate. The position will be from September 1, 2013 until June 30, 2014, and renewable for a year subject to funding, interest, and performance. Salary will be competitive at the postdoctoral level and the additional responsibilities and range from $50k to $60k.

Required Education, Experience, and Skills

Applications for the fellowship are welcome from people holding a Ph.D. in Engineering or the Natural Sciences. The ideal candidate would have experience and/or training in public policy and the energy sector. Candidates should also be highly skilled in both writing and presenting complex material to a wide range of audiences.

Application Materials

Interested candidates should submit their CV, three letters of recommendation, a writing sample, and a 2–4 page research proposal by July 10, 2013. Email applications to Pat McLaughlin at patricia_mclaughlin@harvard.edu.

About the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program

The STPP Program engages in research, teaching, and outreach on how: (a) science and technology (S&T) influence public policy; (b) public policy influences the evolution of S&T; (c) the outcomes of these interactions affect well-being in the United States and worldwide; and (d) the processes involved can be made more effective and their outcomes more beneficial (at present and in the future). With this broad backdrop, STPP activities will center around a number of thematic areas where public policy plays an important role, with a particular emphasis on their international implications: S&T, Energy, and the Environment, S&T and Security, Emerging Technology Clusters (which include ICT, Biotechnology/Medical Technologies, and Nanotechnologies), and S&T and the Economy.

You may contact Professor Venky Narayanamurti at venky@seas.harvard.edu, Professor Henry Lee at henry_lee@harvard.edu, Professor Laura Diaz Anadon at laura_diaz_anadon@harvard.edu, or Pat McLaughlin, the STPP Fellowship Coordinator, patricia_mclaughlin@harvard.edu with any questions. Additional information and resources are available on our website:http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/project/44

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For Academic Citation:New Fellow Position at the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program and the Energy Technology Innovation Policy Research Group at HKS.” Announcement, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, Belfer Center, June 14, 2013.