University of California, Santa Barbara, Statistics and Applied Probability

Position Title: JPF02134 Postdoctoral Scholar – Statistics & Applied Probability (Renewable Energy Finance)
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Santa Barbara, California 93106-3110, United States [map]
Application Deadline: 2022/01/07 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/12/14, listed until 2022/06/14)
Position Description:    

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Job #JPF02134 Postdoctoral Scholar – Statistics & Applied Probability (Renewable Energy Finance)

Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research / Office of Research / UC Santa Barbara 


Percent time: 100% 
Anticipated start: May 1, 2022 - Oct 1, 2022 
Position duration: (1) year with a possible second (1) year reappointment based on continuation of funding and performance. 


Open date: December 13th, 2021 

Next review date: Friday, Jan 7, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) 
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. 

Final date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) 
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled. 

A postdoctoral position is available in the research group of Professor Mike Ludkovski in the Department of Statistics & Applied Probability at the University of California Santa Barbara. The postdoctoral researcher will contribute to a project investigating risk allocation and grid-scale risk management of renewable energy resources, such as solar and wind farms. 

The project is funded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) and involves four principal investigators at Princeton, UCSB and the energy finance industry, as well as a Tech to Market component. Applicants with expertise in energy finance, stochastic modeling, risk management, and data science are especially encouraged. 

Postdoctoral appointments are full-time training programs of advanced academic preparation and research training under the mentorship of a faculty member. 

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity & excellence of the academic community through teaching, research and service. 

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit an optional statement on Contributions to Diversity. 

Basic qualifications (required at time of application) 
To apply for this position(s), Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation in Financial Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Statistics or a related discipline at the time of application. 

Additional qualifications (required at time of start) PhD conferred by the anticipated appointment start date. 

Preferred qualifications 
  • Prior experience would be viewed especially favorably in the areas of energy finance, stochastic modeling, computational finance and risk management. 
  • Demonstrated research excellence, indicated by publications in top journals, submitted manuscripts and presentations at top conferences. 
  • Synergies in research agenda with the ARPA-E project 
  • Scientific computing skills, especially in Python, or R, as evidenced e.g by co-authorship of software packages 
Document requirements 
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. 
  •  Cover Letter 
  •  Statement of Research Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. (Optional) 
Reference requirements 
  • 3-5 letters of reference required 
Applicants should provide the names and contact information for 3 or more references and must request letters of reference within the system in order to complete application requirements. 

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements. 

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