Payne Institute for Public Policy - Post-Doctoral Researcher

Post-Doctoral Researcher sought for full-time position at the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines. The research will focus on multi-dimensional aspects of the increasing demand for minerals and metals due to the global transition to more renewable energy. How this changing demand affects markets, trade, security, geopolitics, prices, and technology development are key questions that will be the focus of further research. The successful applicant will also provide mentorship to graduate and undergraduate students on the project; maintaining an accepting work environment; and assisting with research group management. Woman and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


· Initial one year period, with possible extension

Required Qualifications:

· PhD preferred but Masters degree considered in physics, mining engineering, economics, international relations, or closely related discipline.

· Excellent written and communication skills

· Excellent analytical and research skills

Desired Qualifications:

· Publication record, as proven by peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings, or technical books.

· US citizenship is strongly preferred but not required.

How to apply: Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a CV and cover letter describing relevant skills and availability date (required). References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.

Total rewards: Starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with project budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. Mines provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health and dental insurance. Part of Mines' mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit:

Background investigation required: Yes

  • Application deadline: Mar 31, 2020
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Payne Institute for Public Policy
  • Colorado, USA
  • PhD and Postdoc Positions
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