Primary Purpose of Position
The employee will take a leading role in constructing an integrated social-economic-environmental impact modeling framework that will provide linkages and interactions with poultry producers, consumers, supply chain system, socio-economic models, and environmental impact (water, soil, climate) models using multi-agent simulation methods to estimate and project cost, benefit, and other effects of restricted antibiotic treatments in poultry operations. The project is funded by USDA Sustainable Agricultural Systems (SAS) grant 2020-69012-31823, NCA&T Banner 20-0103.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The employee will have already acquired a Ph.D. or equivalent acceptable degree and should be able to exercise scientific judgment on a day-to-day basis. The employee will evaluate incoming information in the form of experimental data and observations, written literature documentation, and oral communications, and will use this information to make judgments about what steps will next lead to progress in the project.
1. Ph.D. awarded or soon to be awarded in the area of economics, agricultural economics, applied economics, engineering and/or related disciplines that fits within the scope of the duties and responsibilities.
2. A strong theoretical, modeling, and computational background with evidence of the skills related to Multi-Agent Simulation modeling; economics, simulation modeling, computer programming, and integrated social-economic-environmental impact analyses; knowledge and experiences in poultry industry will be a plus.