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Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m) in Environmental Economics
Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW)
The Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as
a Postdoctoral Researcher (full-time)
in Environmental Economics
in its research area "The Environment and Natural Resources". Research activities in the research area "The Environment and Natural Resources" focus on the allocation of environmental and natural resources.
The research area analyses the interconnectedness of factors influencing this process by evaluating international and national aspects of environmental policy measures.
The project "VirtualWaterValues - Multi-scale Monitoring of Global Water Resources and Options for an Efficient and Sustainable Use"
(viwa.geographie-muenchen.de) aims at generating information to support
progress in achieving water-related goals of the Agenda 2030. The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
within the research program "GROW - Global Resources Water". As part of the team, the candidate will work in close collaboration with hydrologists, geographers,
agricultural economists, environmental economists, computer scientists, and climate modelers
of the IfW and six other research institutions in an inter- and transdisciplinary research project.
The successful candidate will be part of a project team with several post-doctoral researchers and PhD-students. At the IfW, the successful
candidate will join the well-established research area "The Environment and Natural Resources". Being internationally renowned in research
and policy consulting, the Kiel Institute for the World Economy provides excellent support to potential candidates who are interested in
developing their career in research and policy consulting.
Main tasks of this position include the further development the CGE model DART-BIO (Dynamic Applied Regional Trade) towards the explicit
integration of water into the DART-BIO model, conducting the con-ceptual development of linking spatial water data with and integrating
those into a numerical economic model, but also to interact with project partners and stakeholders over the course of the project.
We are looking for a candidate who meets the following conditions:
She/he holds (or is close to completing) a doctorate degree in economics or a related field and has an excellent academic record.
The position’s primary focus will be on the application of the DART model. Thus, interest and experience in numerical modelling (using e.g. GAMS or MATLAB) is required. Knowledge of CGE modelling is of advantage.
The candidate should be interested in research on natural resource allocation. Prior knowledge of water allocation issues is an advantage.
The working language is English; excellent English skills are therefore required. Some knowledge of German would be useful, but is not essential.
The preferable contract period is 2.5 years (expected start July 1 2018), it however depends on the individual qualification time according
to (WissZeitVG § 2 Abs. 1 S. 2 and S. 3). The salary will be based on the German public sector pay scale at grade EG 14 TV L. The position
is full-time, however part-time employment is possible.
The IfW is an equal opportunity employer and works individually with its staff to establish flexible working time schemes that allow staff
members to maintain a good work-family balance and to parent their children optimally
(http://www.ifw-kiel.de/about-us/equal-opportunity-at-the-kiel-institute/). We are committed to employing persons with recognized disabilities
and will therefore give them preference over persons without disabilities if they are equally qualified.
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