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Over the duration of the project, the postdoctoral researcher will deliver a cost benefit analysis of several irrigation investment opportunities and an economic impact analysis documenting the direct, indirect and induced impacts of irrigation in the Okanagan.
The postdoctoral researcher will work under the supervision of Dr. John Janmaat, professor of economics in the Department of Economics, Philosophy and Political Science at the University of British Columbia. The researcher will collaborate on an ongoing basis with staff at the Okanagan Basin Water Board and Agriculture and Agrifood Canada researchers at the Summerland Research and Development Center. A technical advisory committee composed of project supporters and regional experts will be consulted periodically to provide input on project direction and results. The utilization of local expertise to ground the work in the local context and to enhance the value of the work to local interests is expected.
- PhD in economics or a related field.
- Training in cost benefit analysis and the application of benefit transfer methods applied to cost benefit analysis.
- Strong communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work in a diverse team.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and judiciously continue project work when supervisory input is not available.
- Coursework to the upper undergraduate level in the natural sciences.
- A familiarity with the agricultural industry, ideally irrigated agriculture.
- Experience collaborating with members of the community beyond the university.
This position remains conditional on funding.
To apply to this position, please send the material listed below by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The message subject must be “OKANAGAN IRRIGATION PDF”.
- Curriculum Vitae,
- Transcripts for all degrees earned,
- Statement of interest, including descriptions of relevant experience,
- Contact information for at least two references, one or more of which is academic,
- Where English is not the first language, evidence of English proficiency.
Applications will be reviewed by a committee of three persons affiliated with the project. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.