FEEM – Post Doc Researcher Position – ICARUS ERC Project

Post Doc Researcher Position
Research Programme on Climate Change and Sustainable Development

FEEM, a leading research institute on sustainable development, encourages applications for a Post Doc research position. The successful candidate will work within the Innovation for Climate chAnge mitigation: a

study of energy R&d, its Uncertain effectiveness and Spillovers – ICARUS project (http://www.icarus-project.org/).
ICARUS is a three-year (2010-2012) European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant funded by the European Commission under the umbrella of the 7th Framework Programme. ICARUS aims at producing an unprecedented analysis of energy-related innovation mechanisms. The main goals of the project are: (1) collection of probabilistic information on the uncertain linkage between RD&D investments and particular improvements in science and technology by means of expert elicitation and analysis of historical data (2) assessment of the implications or benefits, of these improvements (e.g. economic, environmental, or security benefits); and (3) the application of decision-analytic frameworks for synthesizing (1) and (2) to inform decision makers.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in economics, or in energy engineering/mathematics/physics coupled with a solid economic background, and experience in applied research on environmental and energy issues.
The selected candidate will interact with researchers of different nationalities, and have the chance to write and present scientific papers at several conferences and workshops. FEEM offers a truly interdisciplinary workplace, with strong ties with a world-wide network of research institutions engaged in environmental research and in particular on the analysis of climate change issues.

The successful candidate is expected to begin his/her assignment in the fall 2011. The appointment period can be up to 2 years, with an evaluation after the first one. Gross salary is competitive and will be based on qualification and experience. Duties will be carried out at the FEEM premises in Milan, Italy.

Application requirements
Applicants should send a detailed curriculum vitae, a job market paper, and at least one letter of recommendation to: Monica Eberle (monica.eberle@feem.it)

Please mention ref: ICARUS/09.2011 in your application.