The CO2 Coalition Postdoctoral Fellowship

CO2 Coalition Postdoctoral Fellowship

The CO2 Coalition is excited to announce a Scientific Research Fellowship for an outstanding candidate holding a Ph.D. in the hard sciences.

This is a two-year fellowship program of interdisciplinary research, writing and publication. It is open to those who can work cooperatively on the creation of studies, papers and commentaries to be published by the CO2 Coalition.

About the CO2 Coalition

The CO2 Coalition was established in 2015 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization for the purpose of educating thought leaders, policy makers, and the public about the important contribution made by carbon dioxide to our lives and the economy. The Coalition seeks to engage in an informed and dispassionate discussion of climate change, humans’ role in the climate system, the limitations of climate models, and the consequences of mandated reductions in CO2 emissions.

All publications are expected to align with the goals of the CO2 Coalition as articulated in our Vision and Mission Statements:


To inform the public that CO2 is a benefit to our ecosystems and to humanity.


The CO2 Coalition develops and articulates a rigorous analysis of the science of climate and the role of atmospheric CO2. Relying on empirical evidence, rather than “expert opinion,” the Coalition provides the public and elected officials a science-based alternative to the prevailing climate narrative, one that fosters an understanding of the serious costs imposed on our economy and way of life by carbon reduction policies.

The CO2 Coalition Postdoctoral Fellowship is a position that will be awarded to a candidate with exceptional talent, scientific track record, and potential for significant achievements in the research and reporting of the many benefits of increasing CO2 and modest warming.

About the Role

The CO2 Coalition seeks a scientist for researching and writing various publications to be published by the CO2 Coalition. This would include writing white papers, blog posts, commentaries, and letters commenting on regulatory proposals.

It also includes participating in public events and serving as a source for news media coverage of proposed regulations on energy and climate. Candidate should expect to build and maintain relationships with fellow CO2 Coalition experts and work cooperatively with them on the white papers.

This position is most suitable for a recent college graduate holding a doctorate in the hard sciences. Strong analytical and writing skills are essential. Examples of our current projects include

  • America’s Breadbasket and Climate
  • Western Wildfire prevention and forest management
  • Nitrogen and the Climate
  • CO2 and Nutrition


Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens or authorized to work in the United States. Fellows need to hold a doctoral degree from an accredited university in one of the hard sciences related to climate change including, but not limited to, physics, chemistry, geology, meteorology or climatology.

Fellowship Period & Location

The fellowship is a full-time position for the duration of 24 months. The fellowships may be extended for additional periods, pending available funding and mutual agreement by the fellow and the CO2 Coalition. The work location will be at the CO2 Coalition offices in Arlington, Virginia. The fellow is required to relocate to Arlington.

The fellowship could become a long-term position.

Required Application Information

  • Cover letter discussing your views on the scientific process and its role or lack thereof in the science of climate change.
  • Two short writing samples.
  • Resume or C.V.
  • Two or more academic, professional, or personal references.

The CO2 Coalition is offering a competitive salary with benefits commensurate with the candidate’s experience and skill set.

Selection Process

All applications to the fellowship program undergo a three-phase review process. In the first phase, the applications are reviewed on the following criteria: strength of credentials, strength of alignment with our philosophy, previous professional experience (if any), research of applicant’s references.

Applicants approved by the initial review are invited for a virtual interview by CO2 Coalition Executive Director Gregory Wrightstone and Chair William Happer. The final stage is an in-person interview at the Coalition offices.


Starting date for employment is 3rd or 4th quarter of 2022.


Gregory Wrightstone

Executive Director CO2 Coalition

571-970- 3180


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