Three Postdoc or Senior Research Associate Opportunities in PEESE @ Cornell University

Dear Colleagues:

PEESE @ Cornell University ( is currently seeking highly-qualified candidates for three postdoctoral or senior research associate positions in the areas of life cycle assessment (LCA), materials flow analysis (MFA), circular economy, and/or urban metabolism. These positions offer competitive compensation packages, including a salary of at least US$55,000 per year for postdoctoral researchers, an additional 10% contribution to the researcher's retirement account (that can be withdrawn at any time), and full Cornell employee benefit plans. The projects will focus on decarbonization, energy sustainability, and climate. Candidates with strong research backgrounds and expertise in environmental data science and/or AI for sustainability are particularly encouraged to apply, as they may be considered for Cornell's new Schmidt AI in Science Program as a Schmidt AI Fellow, who will receive a salary of at least US$74,000 per year. Candidates should have a relevant background, at least five high-quality publications in relevant fields, and be interested in working in interdisciplinary research environment. Interested candidates should send a detailed curriculum vitae to Prof. Fengqi You at ( with "LCA Postdoc Position" in the email subject. These three positions are available immeidately and remain open until filled.

Cornell University, an Ivy League institution established in 1865, offers unparalleled opportunities for education and research. Its top-ranked programs in Engineering, Computer Science, Natural Sciences, and Agriculture and Life Sciences are renowned for their excellence. The university has a rich history in interdisciplinary research and scholarship, fostering a collaborative and cooperative environment that encourages novel approaches and applications across all scientific and engineering disciplines. The university has a rich history in Artificial Intelligence (AI), with many early researchers in the field being faculty or students, such as Frank Rosenblatt, known for his foundational work on perceptrons and deep learning, and Gerard Salton, considered the father of information retrieval. Students and researchers at Cornell have access to an interdisciplinary community of scholars dedicated to shaping the future in various fields, including systems engineering and sustainability, AI, and beyond. The university has a strong dedication to promoting interdisciplinary research and scholarship.

Thanks much and have a great day,

Fengqi You, Ph.D.
Roxanne E. and Michael J. Zak Professor, Cornell University
Co-Director, Schmidt AI in Science Program at Cornell 
Chair of Ph.D. Studies, Cornell Systems Engineering
Associate Director, Cornell Energy Systems Institute 
Associate Director, Cornell Institute for Digital Agriculture
Senior Faculty Fellow, Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability
Elected Fellow of AAAS, AIChE, and RSC



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