Researcher Position for Research Programme on Sustainable Development

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) – Italian research institute devoted to the study of sustainable development- encourages submissions for a research position within the Sustainable Development Research Programme. The successful candidate will join the team currently engaged in developing an integrated approach among economic Computable General Equilibrium modelling, climate change impacts and policy. Duties will be carried out at the FEEM offices in Venice, Italy. The selected candidate will interact with researchers of different nationalities, will write and present scientific papers. Part of the activities are carried out in the context of European research projects.

FEEM offers a truly international and interdisciplinary workplace. The strong ties with a world-wide network of research institutions engaged in environmental research and in particular on the analysis of climate change issues allows a continuous fruitful exchange of experiences. A full range of FEEM activities is available at


The candidate is expected to have a solid background in CGE modelling and at least 2-year research experience in the field, possibly related to climate change policies. A further background in environmental economics constitutes important added value as well as holding a Ph.D. or being near its completion. An excellent command of written and spoken English is essential for this position. Knowledge of Italian language is an asset but not a mandatory requirement.

The successful candidate is expected to begin his/her assignment in early 2011. The appointment period will be initially for one year, with the possibility for extension. Gross salary will be based on qualification and working experience (indicatively from 25,000 to 35,000 Euro/year).

Application requirements

Applicants should send a detailed curriculum vitae with a full list of publications and at least one letter of recommendation to: Monica Eberle, monica.eberle(at) Please mention ref: CGE/02.2011 in your application.

Application Deadline

FEEM will begin

considering candidates in February 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.

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