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Postdoctoral Scholar - Environmental Sciences - Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Feb. 12, 2024
Title Postdoctoral Scholar - Environmental Sciences - Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department Agricultural and Resource Economics
Application Deadline 04/30/2024
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Environmental Science & Ecology

Postdoctoral Scholar -  Environmental Sciences - Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

Position overview

Position title: Postdoctoral Scholar
Salary range: The UC postdoc salary scales set the minimum pay determined by experience level at appointment. See the following table(s) for the current salary scale(s) for this position A reasonable estimate for this position is $64,480 - $71,908. Salaries above the minimum may be offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

Percent time: 100

Anticipated start: Spring 2024

Position duration: Initial appointment is for 2 years with possibility of renewal based on performance and availability of funding.

Application Window
Open date: October 16, 2023

Next review date: Tuesday, Apr 30, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Apr 30, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date.

Position description

Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics informs public and private decision making through technical, economic, and policy analysis of energy-related topics. Staff within the department employ a range of interdisciplinary methods and tools appropriate to the topic at hand, including primary data, economic, and statistical analyses; modeling; and survey and interview-based research. We are conducting cost-effectiveness analysis and modeling to understand the potential growth in non-CO2 GHGs and climate super pollutants.

The current initiative seeks to 1) conduct deeper techno-economic analysis of methane and other non-CO2 GHG mitigation measures and evaluate their cost-effectiveness under China-specific context, 2) develop a deep mitigation and policy constraints scenario to understand the potential and benefits for additional reductions beyond current mitigation measures, and 3) develop a roadmap in reducing methane emissions in China before 2030.

Under the direction of the supervisor, this position will:

  • Conduct research and use quantitative methodologies to analyze the cost-effectiveness of mitigation measures and policies for climate super pollutant emissions (including specifically methane, F-gases, N2O, and black carbon) in various sectors and relevant mitigation measures.
  • Help conduct literature review and data collection to support the development of modeling parameters and inputs for emission mitigation scenarios, conduct cost-effectiveness and marginal cost of abatement analyses
  • Prepare scientific reports
  • Conduct related technology and policy research. 

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
PhD (or equivalent international degree) or enrolled in a PhD (or equivalent international degree) program.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
PhD (or equivalent international degree) required by the appointment start date.
The candidate should have no more than three years of post-degree research experience by start date.

Preferred qualifications

  • Ph.D. degree in Environmental Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Energy and Resources, or equivalent relevant qualification with demonstrated work or research experience of a minimum of 2 years in the area of emissions modeling.
  • Coursework related to environmental economics
  • Experience working with cost-effectiveness and abatement cost analysis, energy and GHG emissions modeling.
  • Experience working with public entities and policymaking bodies
  • Ability to work independently according to technical guidelines, and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to read Chinese source material

Application Requirements

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3 required (contact information only)

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About UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The excellence of the institution requires an environment in which the diverse community of faculty, students, and staff are welcome and included. Successful candidates will demonstrate knowledge and skill related to ensuring equity and inclusion in the activities of their academic position (e.g., teaching, research, and service, as applicable).

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

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