JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2017 - January 31, 2018

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Biofuels Innovation
Agricultural and Consumer Economics
Postdoctoral Research Associate

JOE ID Number: 2017-02_111459732
Date Posted: 12/27/2017
Date Inactive: 01/31/2018
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Urbana, Illinois, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: Q -- Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
Agricultural Economics
Environmental and Resource Economics
Energy Economics
Econometrics and Spatial Analysis
Biophysical and Hydrological Models
Biofuel Crops
Full Text of JOE Listing:

We seek a highly motivated, dedicated postdoctoral research associate to take a leadership role and conduct innovative research at the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Biofuels Innovation (CABBI), funded by the Department of Energy. The postdoc will lead research in the lab of Prof. Madhu Khanna, that links economic models with biophysical and hydrological models to understand the economic incentives for producing advanced biofuel crops under risk and uncertainty, the design of contractual arrangements and policies to promote advanced biofuels and bioproducts and their implications for land use and the environment, including, carbon mitigation and water quality.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics, Energy Economics, Operations Research or related field and experience in Computational Modeling, Econometrics and Spatial Analysis. Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. within the past 5 years and/or by start date. Expertise in using programming software and GIS as well as interest in water resource economics, life-cycle carbon analysis, and policy analysis are desirable. Excellent communication skills and an interest in working with interdisciplinary researchers will be among the selection criteria. The position is available for starting at the earliest after January 1, 2018 for two to three years based on satisfactory performance. Queries about the position should be directed to Madhu Khanna at

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application Instructions:
Applicants who meet all the criteria should send the following materials in a single pdf file by email to Anya Knecht at, with postdoc application in the Subject line: (1) curriculum vita, (2) a letter describing research interests and experience, and (3) names and contact information for three references. Review of complete applications will begin January 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.