JOE - April 2014

Resources for the Future
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, DC, USA
JEL Classifications:
D -- Microeconomics
O1 -- Economic Development
Q -- Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
Keywords: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Resources for the Future
Deadline Date: 04/30/2014

JOE ID Number: 201404_400367

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Resources for the Future
Targeting and evaluation of forest conservation policies

Resources for the Future (RFF) has an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on a multi-year project funded by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) using remote sensing data to target and evaluate forest conservation policies in Latin America.

Candidates should have recently completed a Ph.D. in economics or a related discipline, or should be in the final stages of completed such a degree. Candidate must possess the following:

strong econometrics skills as reflected in previous work; excellent written communication skills; a demonstrated interest in forest conservation policy, preferably evaluation and/or targeting of such policies; some familiarity with remote sensing, spatial data and geographic information systems; ability and desire to collaborate with a team of RFF Research Fellows and Research Assistants; availability to begin work soon.

Additionally, the following are desirable, but not required:

Spanish language skills; and computer programming (e.g., Matlab, C++, Python) skills.

We offer a one-year appointment renewable for a second year upon satisfactory performance. The position provides some support for independent research, including publishing papers from a completed dissertation.

RFF is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution focused on independent economic and quantitative policy analysis in the fields of environment, energy and climate, and natural resources ( It is committed to scholarly excellence and policy application and offers an outstanding environment for academic publication and high-level communication of research to policy audiences. More details on academic careers at RFF can be found at:
Application Instructions:

Applicants must submit a cover letter indicating their interest in the position, a curriculum vitae, Ph.D. transcripts (unofficial accepted) and 1 to 3 research papers/publications (including a job market paper). At least 3 letters of reference must be provided and can be emailed to (please include candidate name in subject) or mailed to: Chair, Postdoctoral Fellow Hiring Committee, Resources for the Future, 1616 P Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036.

RFF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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