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[Met-jobs] Job Announcement - Climate Change and Sustainable Development Economics, 5 Research Positions

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Tue, 21 May 2013 10:38:14 +0000


Job Announcement [ref. CCSD-CIP/05.2013]
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei and Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change
Climate Change and Sustainable Development Economics
5 Research Positions

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM, a leading research institute on sustainable 
development -<>) and the Euro-Mediterranean 
Center on Climate Change (CMCC, a research institution that manages and 
promotes scientific and applied activities in the field of international 
climate change research –<>) aim to recruiting 
motivated and talented researchers to cover five open positions on climate 
change and sustainable development economics.

Selected applicants will join the FEEM Research Programme on Climate Change and 
Sustainable Development (CCSD), or the CMCC Research Division on Climate 
Impacts and Policy (CIP). These research branches carry out high level research 
on climate change economics, climate change integrated assessment modelling, 
climate change policy and governance, climate-related innovation and 
technological change, natural hazards and extreme climate-related events, 
management of natural resources, sustainability and growth beyond GDP.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. (or be close to completion) in economics or 
energy engineering, mathematics, or physics, coupled with a solid economic 
background. Four-year (full time equivalent) research experience may substitute 
the Ph.D. degree.
Experience in conducting applied and/or econometric research using both 
analytical and numerical methods in one or more of the following areas is 

  1.  Integrated climate-change impacts and policy (mitigation and/or 
adaptation) assessment modeling;
  2.  Computable general equilibrium, input-output modeling;
  3.  Land use and forestry economics/modeling;
  4.  Adaptive capacity to risk posed by extreme climatic and meteorological 
events, Financial and economic instruments for risk management and sharing;
  5.  (Terrestrial/marine) biodiversity and ecosystem services.

FEEM and CMCC offer a truly interdisciplinary workplace and have strong ties to 
a worldwide network of research institutions engaged in environmental research. 
Selected applicants will interact with researchers of different nationalities 
and have the opportunity to present scientific papers at a number of 
conferences and workshops.
Selected applicants are expected to begin their assignments in 
September/October 2013. The initial appointment is for 12 months and can be 
renewed up to 3 years. Gross salary is competitive and will be based on 
qualification and experience. Research will be carried out at the FEEM or CMCC 
premises in Milan or in Venice, Italy.

Application requirements
Applicants should send a detailed curriculum vitae, a job market paper (an 
authored or co-authored paper which demonstrates the applicant’s skills 
relevant to the topic of the position), and at least one letter of 
recommendation to Monica Eberle 
(<>). Applicants should also 
identify the area/s they are applying for (from A to E).
Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applicants can also submit their candidature through the CMCC job opportunities 
section at In that case, please make sure that your 
job market paper, reference letters and application area are uploaded as a 
unique file under “cover letter”.

Candidates participating at the 20th Annual Conference of the European 
Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE), taking place in 
Toulouse (France), in June 26-29, 2013, and/or participating at the 1st Annual 
Conference of the Italian Society for Climate Sciences, taking place in Lecce 
(Italy), in September 23-24, 2013, are kindly requested to indicate so in their 
applications: job interviews may be carried out within these conferences.

Deadline for applications
FEEM and CMCC will begin considering candidates immediately and will continue 
until the positions are filled.

Please mention ref: CCSD-CIP/05.2013 in your application

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