Post Doctoral Research Associate at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

We seek a highly motivated, dedicated postdoctoral research associate to conduct innovative research with the economic modeling group at the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Biofuels Innovation (CABBI) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The focus of this position is on conducting problem-oriented and policy relevant research developing computational and econometric models to understand the economic and behavioral incentives for technology adoption and its environmental implications for land use change, water quality and carbon emissions, with application to bioenergy.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in agricultural economics, environmental and resource economics, energy economics, operations research or related field and an outstanding ability to perform thoughtful, critical quantitative analysis. Experience in computational methods linking economic models with biophysical and hydrological models, econometric methods, dynamic optimization,  survey design, excellent communication skills and an interest in working with interdisciplinary researchers on topics related to bioenergy economics will be among the selection criteria. Funding is available to start immediately for appointment on an annual basis with the potential for annual renewal for two to three years based on satisfactory performance. The position will be open until it is filled and the start date is negotiable.

Applicants who meet all the criteria should send the following materials in a single pdf file by email to Anya Knecht at with postdoc application in the Subject line: (1) curriculum vita, (2) a letter describing research interests and experience, (3) a recent research paper and (4) names and contact information for three references. Inquiries about the position should be sent to Madhu Khanna at


Madhu Khanna
ACES Distinguished Professor in Environmental Economics
Director of Graduate Admissions, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics
Associate Director for Research, Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
1301, W. Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801
phone: 217-333-5176; fax: 217-333-5538