Associate in Research, Duke University
Position description - Associate in Research, Environmental Economics Program, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University
The Nicholas Institute at Duke University has an opening for an economist to contribute to its work in the following areas
• Economic analysis of policies related to energy, agricultural , forest and the environment
• Market-based environmental policy instruments, such as (but not exclusive to) carbon markets greenhouse gas offsets, and water pollutants
• Assessing the economic value of biodiverse, carbon-rich ecosystens in terrestrial and marine environments
• Other areas of emerging interest to the Nicholas Institute requiring in-depth economic analysis in the areas of energy, climate, ecosystem services, and water resources.
The ideal candidate will have a strong orientation toward economics and substantive knowledge of environmental issues and policies and demonstrated co-authorship in peer-review outlets. Desired quantitative skills include economic modeling using application software such as GAMS, MATLAB, or STATA, sophisticated applications of MS Excel or other spreadsheet applications. GIS skills are a plus. Incumbent must possess excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to manage and balance multi-project workloads is critical. MS/MA in economics, agricultural economics or a related discipline is required. We are not targeting candidates with a PhD.
The position is a term appointment of at least one year, with the possibility of a one year extension. All applications received before June 1 will be given full consideration. All interested parties should submit a cv and cover letter to Dr. Brian Murray, Director for Economic Analysis, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions via email to Colette.Watt@duke.edu. Duke University is an equal opportunity employer.
Brian C. Murray, Ph.D.
Director for Economic Analysis, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
Research Professor, Nicholas School of the Environment