The UBC Faculty of Forestry has an opening for a post-doctoral fellow with training and experience in economics and policy analysis. The position is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, in the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia, with co-supervision in the Liu Institute for Global Issues of the University of British Columbia.

POSITION: Climate change mitigation economist

The team is working on a project funded by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions examining the potential contribution of the forest sector to greenhouse gas reductions in the province of British Columbia, Canada. Now in the third of five years, the project will design, evaluate and recommend potential climate change mitigation portfolios to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase sinks through forest management, forest conservation and the use of harvested wood that stores carbon and can displace more emissions-intensive products and fuels. To do this the project is evaluating impacts on greenhouse gas balances, the cost of mitigation activities and other socio-economic indicators. Significant effort is being devoted to engaging stakeholders. The project team includes experts from academia, the provincial government and the Canadian federal government.

The candidate will have a key role in further developing the economic analysis of mitigation options integrated with forest carbon modeling, as well as economic modeling analyses of alternative policy options aimed at achieving mitigation outcomes. The candidate will also contribute to developing and maintaining a dialogue with stakeholders about mitigation options.

Timing and Compensation There is some flexibility in the timing of the position but it is currently planned for the period from January or February 2017 to December 2018, with the possibility of extension. A competitive salary and benefit package will be offered, commensurate with experience.

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