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High Meadows Postdoctoral Economics Fellow

Environmental Defense Fund
Washington, Ohio, US
Closing date
Dec 8, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Put your passion and skills to work for the planet. Climate change is the most urgent issue of our time, and we need people like you to help us build a vital Earth - for everyone. We're Environmental Defense Fund, a fast-paced nonprofit with a growing staff of more than 850 people in nearly 30 countries. We deliver game-changing solutions that cut climate pollution and strengthen people's ability to thrive despite the effects climate change is already having. We work wherever we can have the most impact, from local communities to top companies to governments worldwide, and even in space. Our culture, values and commitment to diversity make EDF an exciting and meaningful place to work. Every job here makes a difference. Won't you join us?
Program OverviewThe Economics team is the nexus of economics at EDF, ensuring that the economic thinking that is the backbone for all EDF policy positions is based on the best available knowledge. To be most effective in this role, the Economics team provides support for other programs throughout EDF and fosters relationships with economists outside the organization. Overall FunctionEDF's Economics team is looking for an excellent post-doctoral economist fellow dedicated to deepening the economic underpinnings of our advocacy in ways that are rigorous, evidence-based, effective, and stand up to peer review. We are looking for a fellow who can support us in any of the following areas: carbon markets, climate cooperation, climate mitigation policy (including transitions to net-zero emissions, pricing, and methane reduction from fuel production), energy markets, air quality, transport and environment, climate resilience (including coastal and agriculture), and freshwater resources. We are particularly interested in hiring a candidate who is interested in and has the skillset to support carbon markets work for a portion of their time. Key ResponsibilitiesResponsibilities for this position will be based partially on the Fellow's area(s) of focus and how that ties into EDF's economics work. The responsibilities will include but may not be limited to: Perform original research on topics relevant to EDF's advocacy for publication. Examples include carbon markets, climate cooperation, climate mitigation policy (including transitions to net-zero emissions, pricing, and methane reduction from fuel production), energy markets, air quality, transport and environment, climate resilience (including coastal and agriculture), and freshwater resources.Monitor the peer-reviewed literature, and synthesize and disseminate relevant information for EDF economists, scientists, lawyers, and policy specialists. Participate in the development or refinement of EDF's policy positions based on the Fellow's research, analysis, and knowledge of peer-reviewed literature. Participate in advancing EDF Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) goals in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected, included, and empowered to address the environmental and organizational challenges in alignment with EDF values.QualificationsThe ideal candidate will have a combination of the following: Hold a recent Ph.D. in economics, or a related area such as public policy, with a strong emphasis on environment or natural resources issues. Enthusiasm for applying rigorous economics to advance environmental objectives. Enjoy working with multidisciplinary teams that have a shared objective.Demonstrate record of research and success in managing and conducting rigorous economic analysis.Familiarity with issues relating to market-based climate policy and decarbonization of economies and their well-being implications an asset.Excellent written and oral communication skills, including strong ability to effectively synthesize and communicate technical concepts in a clear and concise manner to colleagues internally and to external non-technical audiences.A track record of leadership of a collaborative research project.Must be well-organized, motivated, and detail-oriented.Ability to multitask, prioritize and meet deadlines.Ability to work in a team setting and to work independently.Demonstrate initiative, creative thinking, and problem-solving skills.Demonstrate self-awareness, cultural competency and inclusivity, and ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders across diverse cultures and backgrounds.LocationThis Fellow may be based in any EDF U.S. Office or U.S. Remote. TermThe Fellowship term is 24 months starting in Summer 2023. Application MaterialsTo apply to this position, please submit resume, a cover letter, and a job market paper.
Pay Ranges
We offer a strong total rewards package encompassing competitive salary, robust benefits, and professional development opportunities consistent with a modern global organization. We take into account factors such as candidate experience, skills, training, internal team equity and local norms.The pay range for this role is shown below. Please note that pay ranges are country specific. As a result, the stated currency is not meant be converted into any other currency.
Minimum Salary
USD $85,000.00/Yr.
Maximum Salary
USD $85,000.00/Yr.
EEO Information
Environmental Defense Fund is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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