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The Power and Energy Systems Transition Laboratory (PESTL) in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State University seeks a postdoctoral researcher with a quantitative focus on the dynamics of energy system change. PESTL is a new research endeavor at Penn State that catalyzes and supports basic research in energy system change in the face of uncertainty. The postdoctoral researcher will work closely with faculty in the Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering and the Department of Geosciences to develop new modeling approaches to evaluate the dynamics of energy system resiliency and economics in the face of uncertain technological and regulatory change, as well as extreme events. The initial appointment will be for up to two years with the possibility of renewal or extension. The successful candidate will have an earned Ph.D. by the time of appointment and will have a demonstrated publication record in optimization, systems engineering, decision science, economics or a similar field. The candidate must also demonstrate a passion for energy research. The researcher in this position will work with the PESTL faculty directors on model development, help to supervise doctoral students, and may also participate in grant-writing. Questions or inquiries may be directed to Prof. Seth Blumsack, PESTL Director, at blumsack@psu.edu.