Postdoctoral Fellow – Resource Economics, West Virginia University

The Division of Resource Economics and Management (https://resourcemanagement.wvu.edu/) at West Virginia University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow with a focus on land use and Food-Energy-Water (FEW) modeling. The position is funded by a research grant from The National Science Foundation (NSF) and will focus on examination of interdependencies between energy and agricultural markets, trade policies, and sustainability of water resources. The successful candidate will engage in analytical and empirical modeling of agricultural commodity markets with spatial land use and watershed management components. The ideal candidate will have i) strong quantitative training in mathematical modeling (GAMS), ii) ability to learn and work with watershed and land management modeling tools (e.g. EPIC/APEX or similar), and iii) experience in econometric analysis and Geographic Information Systems.

Salary and Timing: The position offers competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes fringe benefits. Initial appointment is for 12 months with a possibility for extension for additional 12 months subject to satisfactory performance. 

Qualifications:

  • A PhD in environmental/resource/agricultural economics (or closely related field)
  • Experience with Mathematical Programing using GAMS
  • Working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Ability to work with watershed simulation tools (e.g. EPIC/APEX or similar) is preferred.
  • Familiarity with policy and economic issues surrounding energy and agricultural industries
  • Fluency in spoken and written English, and effective communication skills

Applications: Qualified applicants should submit: (i) a cover letter describing relevant experience and research interests, (ii) curriculum vita, (iii) transcripts, (iv) a representative research paper and (v) names and contact information for three or more references (they will not be contacted without permission from the candidate). 

The review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please visit http://hr.research.wvu.edu and click on the “View Jobs” link. West Virginia University encourages applications from and nominations of women, disabled individuals, veterans, and members of minority groups

For additional information contact Dr. Levan Elbakidze (levan.elbakidze@mail.wvu.edu)