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Postdoctoral Scholar

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar

  • Employer: University of Chicago Urban Labs (Urban Energy & Environment Lab)
  • Location: United States
  • Position Type: Post-Doc
  • Deadline: Dec 1, 2017

  • Job Description:

    The Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (EPIC) invites applicants for prestigious postdoctoral positions at the Department of Economics for the 2018-2019 year.
    Applicants must have completed the requirements for the Ph.D. in economics or related field by July 1, 2018 and must not have held the degree for more than three years by that date. They may not be employed by another institution during the term of their University of Chicago appointment.
    The term of appointment is one year, normally beginning July 1, 2018, with the expectation of renewal for one further year assuming good performance. Applicants are expected to be in residence for the duration of the appointment. The University of Chicago offers competitive salary and employee benefits.
    Application materials should be submitted by Friday, December 1, 2017. The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on Friday, December 1, 2017 and early applications are encouraged, as decisions will be made on a rolling basis. Final decisions will be announced by March 1, 2018.
    Application materials:
    1. A current curriculum vitae;
    2. A brief description of the current research;
    3. A short statement that outlines the areas of energy and environmental economics and applied public policy that are of primary interest;
    4. Three letters of reference;
    5. Summary of research project or projects to be explored;
    6. Job market paper.
    Research training:
    Postdoctoral scholars will continue to train and have more new, supportive cooperative experience in order to prepare for an independent research career. Postdoctoral scholars will strengthen their training in economic theory and econometrics while conducting research in energy and environmental economics. Specific contributions will include econometric modeling, high-level computer programming, analysis of data, writing reports, generating graphs and figures and presentations on and off campus. Postdoctoral scholars will have the opportunity to attend major research conferences and will be expected to present their research findings at our regular (at least quarterly) research team meetings, as well as within our larger departmental workshops. Postdoctoral scholars will also attend scientific seminars and symposiums held at the University of Chicago and other institutes in and outside of the Chicago area.

    Postdocs will be invited and encouraged to attend a wide array of academic seminars and workshops around campus. Additionally, they will be encouraged to develop collaborative relationships with academic staff/faculty and visitors in the Harris School, Social Service Administration, the Booth School, and other units around campus as our research projects benefit from interdisciplinary collaborations. Our goal is to provide a collegial training environment so that the postdoctoral scholar will be able to build on his/her foundation to become a successful independent researcher in the near future.

    Position requirements:
    PhD in economics or related field by July 1, 2018
    Proficiency in STATA, R, MATLAB
    Minimum of four years research experience preferred
    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.
    The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer.
    Applications may be submitted on Econjobmarket.org or the American Economic Association.

  • This position has closed. Applications are no longer accepted.