Research Fellow

Public Policy Institute of California

San Francisco, CA, US

Duties: Apply the principles of agriculturat/environmental economics in supporting the institute’s ongoing large-scale research in the field of water policy and water management. Conduct quantitative economic research and analysis, and encourage comprehensive, integrated approaches to managing water quality and quantity in order to ensure clean and reliable water supplies.  Promote the development of healthy and resilient ecosystems using practical approaches to watershed management.  Help improve the state’s preparation for droughts and floods, so that California is better able to adapt to the extremes of its increasingly variable climate.  Engage intensively with policy audiences, delivering timely, credible and actionable information. Periodic international, and domestic travel within California for meetings and presentations required.

Send resume to: Anneke Gaul, Public Policy Institute of California, 500 Washington Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA  94111

Requirements:  Master’s degree or equivalent in Environmental Economics, Environmental Engineering, Agricultural and Resource Economics or a related field, plus two (2) years of experience as Research Fellow, Civil Engineer or related occupation, including developing large infrastructure projects including water systems, hydraulic infrastructure, water planning, and environmental impact assessment; research experience focused on California-specific water related issues; analyzing water-energy relationship at different spatial scales, with implications to climate change policies; experience on California and international issues around water resource management; working on hydro-economic modeling (both international and California-specific); analyzing climate change impacts and adaptation strategies for water resources; working with economic models on agricultural production and  water resources, water reservoir planning and operations, and analysis of environmental policies related to environmental flows and dam removal; utilizing R, Python, Stata, Visual Basic Applications for Excel, and HEC-RAS hydraulic software; and must have at least 3-peer reviewed publications on water resource managements published in international journals.