A useful video for my "economics of fishery students".
FONDAZIONE ENI ENRICO MATTEI
Research Programme on Sustainable Development
Research fellow position
The Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), an Italian research institute that carries out research on sustainable development, encourages to submit applications for a Research Fellow position. The successful candidate will join one of the two modelling teams at FEEM that are engaged in frontier research on the connections between the economy, energy and climate. An outline of the modelling done so far is available at http://www.feem-web.it/witch/ and http://www.feem-web.it/ices/. Duties will be carried out at the FEEM offices in Milan or Venice, Italy.
The candidate is expected to have a good general background in applied and theoretical economics, with previous experience in applied modelling work. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or be near its completion. The Ph.D should be preferably in economics; Ph.Ds in energy engineering/mathematics coupled with a solid economic background are also accepted. Experience in modelling, and proficiency in GAMS are important requisites.
The selected candidate will interact with researchers of different nationalities, and will write and present scientific papers. Part of the activities are realized in the context of European research projects. An excellent command of written and spoken English is essential for this position.
FEEM offers a truly international and interdisciplinary workplace. The strong ties with a world-wide network of research institutions engaged in environmental research and in particular on the analysis of climate change issues allows a continuous fruitful exchange of experiences. A full range of the activities of FEEM is available at http://www.feem.it/.
The successful candidate is expected to begin his/her assignment in September 2009. The appointment period will be at least one year long. Gross salary will be based on qualification and working experience (indicatively from 27,000 to 35,000 Euro/yearly). Higher salaries may be considered for particularly experienced candidates.
Applicants should send a detailed curriculum vitae with a full list of publications and at least one letter of recommendation to: Monica Eberle, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for applications: FEEM will begin considering candidates in June 2009 and will continue until the position is filled.
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