Position Summary: The Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (STEP) program at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University invites applications for an anticipated position available by October1, 2015 as a postdoctoral research associate or associate research scholar. The successful candidate will engage in relevant research regarding the impacts of increasing global demand for forest products on U.S. and global forests, including increasing demand for bio-energy from forest materials. Other research work related to bio-energy is also likely. Depending on sources of funding, the work may also be extended into other fields related to the economic and policy evaluation of strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture in developing countries while boosting production. The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal assuming good performance and available funding.The successful candidate will work closely with and be supervised by Tim Searchinger, a Research Scholar in the STEP program (firstname.lastname@example.org).Applicants must apply online and will be required to provide the following: A cover letter describing research experience, curriculum vitae including a publication list, a statement of research interests, and contact information for three references. The position is open to all regardless of citizenship. This position is subject to the university's background check policy.
Essential Qualifications: Candidates must have a recent PhD in economics or in some other field of natural resource studies that includes substantial economic training. Candidates should have strong quantitative skills.
Preferred Qualifications: An ability to use GIS tools would be an added value.
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