Postdoctoral Appointee – Natural Resources Economist
Argonne National Laboratory
Lemont, IL, US
30+ days ago
The EVS division seeks a post-doctoral appointee to develop and apply economic models, both analytical and numerical, on problems related to ecosystem services, climate change, agricultural systems, and energy-environment interactions. Apply innovative modeling systems, including input-output schemes, to assess natural resource economic issues at the watershed, state, and regional scales. Work closely with ecologists and physical scientists in a multidisciplinary environment. Produce technical reports, publish findings and results in peer-reviewed journals, make presentations at professional conferences, and support program development activities such as proposal writing, workshops, and mentoring interns.
+ This position requires a recent or soon-to-be completed Ph.D. in natural resources economics, environmental economics, or agricultural economics, or similar degrees.
+ Experience in developing and applying analytical and numerical methods, including dynamic optimization computations to natural resource systems.
+ Knowledge of ecological and agricultural systems and ecosystem services as these relate to economic conditions and sustainability; understanding of climate issues and adaptations to climate change; and knowledge of economic considerations in land use planning activities.
+ Skill in applying innovative modeling systems, including input-output methods to investigate regional and state natural resource economic issues.
+ Knowledge of natural resource economic theory and applied regional analysis.
+ Interpersonal and communication skills required to interact effectively, tactfully and discreetly with all internal/external contacts and to develop effective working relationships.
+ Knowledge of macroeconomics (growth and development).
+ Ability to interact effectively with scientific and engineering professionals in a team setting.
+ Ability to meet project deadlines and stay within budgetary limits.
+ Demonstrated success in working on several projects simultaneously.
+ Demonstrate excellent career growth potential, including proposal development.
+ Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.
Desired, but not required:
+ Techno-economic analyses, geographic information systems and remote sensing for agricultural and environmental applications, and data analytics software such as Python or R.
Long-Term (Fixed Term)
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