Resources for the Future
Openings for Post-Doctoral Researchers in Environmental and Resource Economics
Date Posted: 10/08/2019
Location: District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
Resources for the Future (RFF) currently has openings for postdoctoral researchers. The post-doctoral program is designed to provide unique opportunities for postdoctoral fellows to contribute to projects underway, pursue new lines of inquiry, and participate with RFF fellows and senior fellows in engaging with policymakers. RFF is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution focused on independent economic and quantitative policy analysis (
www.rff.org). RFF is committed to scholarly excellence and policy applications and offers an outstanding environment for academic publication and high-level communication of research to policy audiences.
RFF is interested in candidates working on various issues in environmental and natural resource economics. For one position we are seeking a candidate with strong interests in ecosystem and natural resource management, including topics such as (but not limited to) species conservation, invasive species management, bioeconomic modeling, and land management decision-making.
All candidates should have (i) a PhD completed prior to beginning the postdoc, (ii) excellent written communication skills, (iii) enthusiasm for policy-relevant research, and (iv) the ability and desire to collaborate with a team of RFF Research Fellows, Research Associates and Research Assistants. The position also provides support for independent research, including publishing papers from a completed dissertation.
Annual salary is $80,000 plus benefits. The position starts with a one-year appointment with the strong expectation of renewal for a second year upon satisfactory performance. Only applicants who are willing to come to RFF without a deferred appointment will be considered. The start date is negotiable but can be no later than the Fall of 2020. Applications will be continuously reviewed until the positions are filled. However, to be eligible for an interview in San Diego, please submit your application by December 2, 2019.
Application materials must be submitted in PDF format and include a cover letter, CV, transcript, one or more sample academic publications or a job market paper and three letters of reference. All applicants must apply online at
All additional materials (e.g., papers, reference letters, optional research products, etc.) must be uploaded using the online Resume, Cover Letter, and Job Market Paper options. Please include your first and last name in each file name. Should you experience any difficulty in applying online, please email
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RFF is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
#WCNRM2019 in Montreal!! Thanks to organizers and HEC @HEC_Montreal We wait you in Valparaiso-Chile for the next conference in January 2020 (first time in South America) #WCNRM2020 @ResModelAsso @usantamaria @CMMUChile More information in http://www.am2v.cl/wcnrm2020/
DeLara introduced an interesting new indicator for Management Strategy Evaluation. Expected value of an indicator (e.g. spawning biomass) conditional on the indicator being below the reference point. want it to be above a threshold-Leads to more precaution
#WCNRM2019 @ResModelAsso @MattHHolden gives us rules of thumb when using Demographic Distribution Models to deal with spatial autocorrelation in SDMs – populations must be measured below a minimum size that increases with overcompensatory behaviour. Most promising for use with invasives
12:20 PM – 23 May 2019
#WCNRM2019 Congrats to the 2 Student Presentation #Award #winners! – Emma Hudgins from McGill University: Estimating the economic damages of United States invasive forest pests – Etienne Lorang from CEC/INRA: Recycling under environmental, climate and resource constraints.
Two professor positions for the Sustainable Futures program at Leiden University (CML and Institute of Public Administration)
Organization: Leiden University
Department: CML and Institute of Public Administration
Location: Leiden, Netherlands
Type: Academic Positions
The Resource Modeling Association was established over a quarter of a century ago and is unique among scientific societies because it brings together scientists and mathematicians from a diverse range of disciplines with a common interest in studying natural resources from a sustainable-use perspective. The natural resources of our planet are under incredible pressure to supply burgeoning human needs and this will only continue to increase. Challenges are ever-present to ensure that resource use remains sustainable and that vital ecosystem services critical for our well-being, species biodiversity essential for the well-being of the global ecosystem, and ecosystem resilience to perturbation are conserved as far as practicable through responsible action. Such action must be informed and it is here that the integration of the quantitative and biological sciences can play a determining role.
Recently we held our 23rd annual meeting in Montreal, Canada where participants were treated to a superb and diverse range of presentations about the practical application of modeling to real world problems within a convivial collegiate atmosphere of friendly exchange of ideas and opinions. Preparations are now well underway for our next meeting to be held in the coastal city of Valparaiso, Chile during 8-10 January 2020.
I encourage you to consider joining with like-minded people and becoming a member of the RMA to assist you to grow your own professional network and participate in being part of the solution to the global challenge of natural resource management.
Frank van Langevelde
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