Post-Doctoral Researchers in Environmental and Resource Economics

Resources for the Future (RFF)
Washington, DC, United States
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Resources for the Future (RFF) currently has openings for postdoctoral researchers. The post-doctoral program is designed to provide unique opportunities for postdoctoral fellows to contribute to projects underway, pursue new lines of inquiry, and participate with RFF fellows and senior fellows in engaging fully with policymakers. RFF is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution focused on independent economic and quantitative policy analysis ( RFF is committed to scholarly excellence and policy application and offers an outstanding environment for academic publication and high-level communication of research to policy audiences.

RFF is interested in candidates working on various issues in environmental and natural resource economics.  For one position we are seeking a candidate with strong interests in ecosystem and natural resource management, including topics such as (but not limited to) species conservation, invasive species management, bioeconomic modeling, and land management decision-making.


All candidates should have (i) a PhD completed prior to beginning the postdoc, (ii) excellent written communication skills, (iii) enthusiasm for policy-relevant research, and (iv) the ability and desire to collaborate with a team of RFF Research Fellows, Research Associates and Research Assistants. The position also provides support for independent research, including publishing papers from a completed dissertation.

Annual salary is $80,000 plus benefits.  The position starts with a one-year appointment with the strong expectation of renewal for a second year upon satisfactory performance.  Only applicants who are willing to come to RFF without a deferred appointment will be considered.   The start date is negotiable but can be no later than the Fall of 2020. Applications will be continuously reviewed until the positions are filled.  Please note that we will be conducting interviews at the AEA meeting in San Diego from (January 3-5, 2020) To be eligible for an interview in San Diego, please submit your application by December 2, 2019.

All applications must include the following materials submitted in PDF format. Please include your first and last name in each file name. 

  1. CV/Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Academic Transcripts
  4. A job market paper or sample academic publication
  5. Dissertation Abstract

Additionally, you are required to identify three references who must submit letters of recommendation to RFF after you have completed your application. We should receive letters no later than December 2,2019. Recommendation letters must be submitted to with your name in the subject line. Your application is considered incomplete without these letters of recommendation.

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RFF is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and veterans are encouraged to apply.