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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Postdoctoral Associate in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Postdoctoral Associate

  • Job Number: 19409

  • Functional Area: Research - Other

  • Department: MIT Energy Initiative

  • School Area: VP Research

  • Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes

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    Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, MIT Energy Initiative, to assume a position in energy and environmental economics analysis. Will work with Professor Christopher R. Knittel and Professor Jing Li on research related to energy and environmental economics, including topics such as the impact of aircraft noise on real estate values, consumer preferences in transportation, and the value of environmental amenities. Responsibilities may include preparing data for analysis, carrying out data analysis, and presenting research results.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: Ph.D. or equivalent international degree in economics, finance, or related field; strong empirical economics research skills and programming experience; English language proficiency; excellent communication, presentation, and technical writing skills; and self-motivation. PREFERRED: demonstrated interest in research focusing on energy and environmental economics and industrial organization. Job #19409

In addition to applying via the MIT website with a CV and cover letter, interested candidates must also email these documents, plus a job market paper and three recommendation letters to and a copy (in cc) to with the subject line, "MIT CEEPR Postdoc Application.” Reference letters may be emailed separately and directly to these addresses by the letter writer if needed, but please have the referee include the job applicant's full name in the email body.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Early application is strongly recommended.

This is a one-year, full-time appointment, with the possibility of extension depending upon project funding and satisfactory work.3/16/21