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Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Geoff Parker's Project

Dartmouth College
Hanover, New Hampshire, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 19, 2024

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The Irving Institute for Energy and Society at Dartmouth College ( ) is dedicated to driving progress towards an affordable, sustainable, and reliable energy future for the betterment of society. The Institute invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship that will focus on data sharing and trading among large organizations, with an emphasis on manufacturing, logistics, and energy. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will collaborate with Geoffrey Parker, Faculty Director for the Irving Institute and Professor of Engineering. The research project is being launched in the context of growing interest in “Data Spaces.” The increased use of data is critical for organizations to develop the necessary models and control systems to meet their goals for emissions reductions as well as operational cost improvements.

Research will be conduct ed as marketplace design, platform governance design, testing of business models, as well as case studies of actual projects among participating organizations and firms. Output will include both theoretical development and practical application. Research may also inform industrial practice and government policy.

The project will involve the productive use of generative AI tools that require vast amounts of training data that is unlikely to reside within a single organization. The goal for this project is to work with organizations to deploy AI/ML tools using shared data for operational improvement as a mechanism to develop insights into which information governance regimes create the most value for participating organizations.

Salary and Term Information

This is a two-year research position with potential extension (up to 36 months), subject to funding availability, beginning 1 June, 1 July, 1 August or 1 September, 2024. The research fellow will receive an annualized salary of up to $75,000 (paid in monthly installments) plus benefits, $5,000 annually to support computing, travel and research needs, and office space with access to other research needs or equipment.


Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Economics, Management Science, Statistics, or equivalent field no earlier than January 1, 2022, and must have their degree in hand by June 30, 2024.

Minimum selection criteria include (1) experience in the literature on economics of information, digitalization, platforms, two-sided networks, industrial information systems, use of generative AI, and decentralized digital architectures; (2) extensive experience in data processing, data science, behavioral science, and econometrics; (3) strong English verbal and written communication skills; (4) strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in collaborative environments, including with stakeholders and other non-technical parties (e.g., industry executives).

We are especially interested in applicants with (1) experience working at or with private sector organizations; (2) experience in translating research findings to implications relevant for businesses, communities, or policy makers; (3) knowledge of or experience in identifying and responding to funding opportunities (i.e. grant writing).

Application Instructions

Application evaluation will begin on Monday, March 4, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. A complete application packet consists of the following:

1. Personal statement (1,500 words). Outline your scholarly agenda, including: completed research (including dissertation), and any other information related to your professional goals.

2. Curriculum vitae.

3. Three professional references with contact information.

4. Relevant transcripts from graduate studies.

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