[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Research Position in Water Resources - University of Oklahoma

Aparna Bamzai aparna at ou.edu
Wed May 25 09:21:20 MDT 2016

The Department of Geography & Environmental Sustainability, University of
Oklahoma, is seeking a one-year postdoctoral researcher to conduct
non-market evaluation of ecosystem services in the US Rio Grande River
Basin and assess people’s willingness to pay to protect the river water
resources. The researcher will be expected to develop a contingent
valuation model in collaboration with the PI (Dr. Jad Ziolkowska) and a
graduate student. The researcher will conduct surveys online and travel to
selected sites in the Rio Grande River Basin to collect field data (by
interviewing municipalities, farmers and ranchers, tribal nations, the
Corps of Engineers, power generators and industry, recreational managers),
analyze the data and generate results.

We seek a researcher with excellent knowledge and skills in non-market
valuation, statistics/ econometrics and with outstanding quantitative and
analytical skills. Proficiency in written and verbal English is required as
well as the ability to work independently (under the supervision of the PI)
and with the research team.

Start date: October 1, 2016 (or as soon as possible thereafter)
Duration: 1 year (a possibility for a renewal might open, but is not
anticipated right now) Salary: $60,000
Funding agency: US Geological Survey (USGS)
Required qualifications:

PhD in one of the following areas: Environmental and Resource Economics,
Economics, Agricultural Economics, Ecological Economics, Environmental
Sustainability, Environmental Sciences, Operations Research, or a related

Applicants should send the following materials by email to Dr. Jad
Ziolkowska at jziolkowska at ou.edu: (1) cover letter (max. 2 pages)
describing research experience and how the applicant’s skills can
contribute to the project, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) one publication or
working paper, and (4) names and contact information to three references.

Initial review of applications will begin on June, 1st, 2016 and will
continue until the position is filled. Informal interviews will be
conducted at the 2016 AAEA meeting in Boston.

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Dr. Jad Ziolkowska
as soon as possible at jziolkowska at ou.edu for further details about this
research opportunity.

The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution:
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