Post-Doctoral Research Scholar
150401 - For & Envir Res Acad ResearchDepartment:
150401 - For & Envir Res Acad ResearchJob City & State:
Raleigh, North CarolinaEssential Job Duties:
The Dept. of Forestry and Environmental Resources at NC State University is seeking a postdoc economist with interests in forestry and land use modeling to contribute to a multi-institution collaboration on sustainable land use pathways and analysis of land sector policies in the U.S.
The postdoc will contribute to the development and application of a spatially detailed U.S. module of the Global Biosphere Management Model (GLOBIOM), in close collaboration with U.S.-based researchers and the GLOBIOM development team at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). This project will focus on improving the representation of the U.S. forest resource base and forest product markets in the global framework. The postdoc will engage with researchers at partner universities, IIASA, the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, and RTI International. The work will build on a recent report published by the Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land use, and Energy (FABLE) Consortium to evaluate economic and environmental implications of alternative U.S. land use pathways. Policy analysis and modeling efforts will focus on the combination of a wide range of long-term sustainability goals, including climate mitigation strategies, land/biodiversity conservation efforts, water conservation and quality protection, and bioenergy expansion. The postdoc will also have the opportunity to contribute to a new Forest Model Inter-Comparison (For-MIP) project, co-led by the NC State PI and other collaborators.
The successful candidate may also have the opportunity to work on projects in collaboration with the Southern Forest Resource Assessment Consortium (SOFAC) and the Science and Technologies for Phosphorus Sustainability Center (STEPS) at NCSU .
As assigned by the supervisorWork Schedule:
Monday through Friday 8-5 with flexibilityDepartment Required Skills:
Strong quantitative skills and experience in forest and agricultural sector optimization modeling using GAMS. Strong empirical and geospatial analysis background, including the ability to build, manage, and analyze large datasets that integrate land use/cover, forest inventory, agriculture/forestry economic statistics and other spatial and economic information using statistical software (e.g., SAS, Python, Matlab, R, Stata) and associated geospatial tools (e.g., ArcGIS, QGIS, etc.).Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education:
This position requires a PhD in natural resource economics, agricultural economics, forest resource economics or a related field. Terminal degree must be completed by first day of employment.Required License or Certification:
N/AValid NC Driver's License required?:
NoCommercial Driver's License Required?:
NoAnticipated Hiring Range:
$55,000/YearJob Open Date:
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