Postdoctoral Research Fellows -

Opportunity Type: Job

Organization: The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication

Position: 2 Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Type: Full-time appointment for one year with full benefits, and with the possibility of renewal for a second year, dependent upon performance and availability of funding

Deadline: Review begins April 8, 2022, will remain open until filled

Description: The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication invites applications for two full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellows to contribute to our ongoing research on the public's climate change knowledge, risk perceptions, policy preferences, and behavior. The program conducts scientific surveys and message experiments at the national, international, and global scales, as well as with specific communities and organizations. The program also includes several projects that engage the public in climate change science and solutions.

  • Conduct scientific research to advance the theory and practice of effective climate change communication, and the psychological, cultural, political, and social factors influencing public awareness, risk perceptions, policy preferences and behavior.
  • Work with an interdisciplinary and international network of researchers.
  • Postdoc 1: Contribute to survey research design, implementation, data analysis and data management.
  • Postdoc 2: Contribute to message experiment research design, implementation, data analysis and data management.
  • Author peer-reviewed publications and public reports. 

Education & experience:

  • Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant field or discipline, such as survey research, risk perception, communication (climate change, science, environment, public health, and/or political communication), behavior change, psychology, political science, sociology, or geography.
  • Proficiency in survey and/or experimental research design, methods, and analysis.
  • Proficiency in data analysis, using SPSS, R, or other statistics packages.
  • Proficiency in data and project management.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate research results to both expert and non-expert audiences.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills in English.

How to Apply: For full consideration, applicants must send an email with all documents in a single PDF to, indicating in the subject line “Survey Postdoc Application – (last name)” or “Experimental Postdoc Application – (last name).” Applications should include:

  1. A cover letter addressed to Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz, including a statement of research interests and career goals, with names and contact information for three professional references
  2. A curriculum vita