Postdoctoral research scholar in water resource economics and hydro-economic modeling

Dear Council Members and NMO Secretaries, 
We have just reposted an employment opportunity for a postdoctoral research scholar in water resource economics and hydro-economic modeling to join IIASA's Water Futures and Solutions initiative
Details in brief:
  • Compile databases of and assess the benefits and costs of water resource infrastructure and management options 
  • Compile and harmonize databases of spatial and temporal water demands, along with the quality of water demanded
  • Assess the economic value of water for various uses
  • Develop methods for incorporating water resource constraints into macro-economic integrated assessment models for the consistent analysis of development scenarios across sectors
  • Conduct research related to the Water Program’s portfolio of projects (FP7 projects, institutional requests)
  • Publish relevant results of own research in peer-reviewed journals and participate in scientific conferences and workshops.
Required qualifications/experience:
  • PhD degree in water resource engineering and management and/or economics with a strong background in quantitative methods
  • Proven analytical skills and ease in manipulating large data sets and complex modeling systems
  • Hydro-economic modeling experience
  • Experience with large scale applied economic models either at sector level or in the general equilibrium framework advantageous
  • Strong interest and background in integrative systems analysis and development of tools to support water management decisions
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in at least one programming language (i.e. FORTRAN, C++, GAMS, R)
  • Fluency in English.
Full details about this  opportunity and how to apply can be found by clicking here or on the link given above.
Please assist us in soliciting as many suitable applications as possible by distributing this information to all potentially interested parties.
Should you have any questions with regards to this vacancy, please contact Dr. David Wiberg ( Ms. Angelika Scherzer (
Best wishes from Laxenburg,
   Alia HARRISON (Ms.)
Recruitment Officer
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Phone : +43 (0)2236 807-286


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