Interdisciplinary research on systems modeling and analysis

The Sustainable and Resilient Economy (SRE) program at The Ohio State University has an opening for a post-doctoral research fellow to perform interdisciplinary work on the dynamics and control of sustainable and resilient systems. The appointee will have the opportunity to develop quantitative modeling skills and knowledge, while taking a substantive role in cutting-edge research on developing new sustainability and resilience assessment methods.

The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. degree in Sustainable Engineering or a related field and a demonstrated ability to perform interdisciplinary research at the interface of engineering, environmental sciences, human behavior and policy.  Research skills in areas such as dynamics and control of technological, ecological, and economic systems, life cycle assessment, and applied statistics are most desirable.  The ability and willingness to learn new subject matter and work in a collaborative, interdisciplinary team environment are essential.  The initial appointment will be for up to two years with the possibility of renewal.

The candidate’s work will be directed by Dr. Bhavik Bakshi, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, as well as additional members of a multidisciplinary research team that includes engineers, economists, behavioral scientists, and environmental scientists. The candidate will join a vibrant and growing community of scholars at OSU who are developing new integrated assessment methods to guide practical solutions that enhance the efficiency of material and energy inputs, reduce adverse environmental and social impacts, and protect critical ecosystem services.

Interested candidates should forward a letter of application, CV, and 3 names of references to Melissa Amos (, SRE Program Coordinator.