Researcher Position in the Economics of Climate Adaptation
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), a leading research institute on sustainable development (www.feem.it) is looking to recruit a motivated and talented researcher to cover an open position within the Climate Change and Sustainable Development Research Programme.
The successful applicant would join a multidisciplinary team working on various research topics related to the economics of climate adaptation. The applicant will conduct innovative research addressing the adaptive capacity to risk posed by extreme climatic and meteorological events. This would require interdisciplinary analysis and methods on the interface between economic and climate modelling.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in environmental economics or other social sciences coupled with a good understanding of economic issues. Four-year (full time equivalent) research experience may substitute the PhD degree. Understanding of economics of climate change is required; familiarity with the macroeconomic models such as computable general equilibrium is an asset. The candidate should be familiar with index-based assessment methods.
The selected candidate will interact with researchers of different nationalities, and have the chance to present scientific papers at several conferences and workshops. FEEM offers a truly interdisciplinary workplace, with strong ties with a world-wide network of research institutions engaged in environmental research and in particular on the analysis of climate change issues.
The successful candidate is expected to begin his/her assignment in June 2012. The initial appointment period will be 1 year with possible extension for additional 2 years. Gross salary is competitive and will be based on qualification and experience. Duties will be carried out at FEEM premises either in Milan or Venice, Italy.
Applicants should send a detailed curriculum vitae, and a job market paper (a paper authored by the applicant showing off the candidate's skills in the position’s topic) to: Monica Eberle (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Deadline for applications
FEEM will begin considering candidates in April 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.
Please mention ref ADAPTATION/4.2012 in your application.
Candidates participating at the EAERE upcoming conference (www.eaere2012.org) are kindly requested to indicate it in their applications: interviews may be carried out at the European Job Market for Environmental and Resource Economists.