Post doc position available: behavior change/economic impacts associated with aquatic invasive species ~

14 de julio de 2011

Post doc position available: behavior change/economic impacts associated with aquatic invasive species

Please address questions directly to Dr. Bruce Lauber,
Cornell University, Department of Natural Resources
Position Available: Post Doctoral Research Associate

Position length: Fourteen month appointment
Application Deadline: Review of candidates will begin on July 16, 2011, and will continue until a suitable candidate is found
START DATE: September 1, 2011

Position Summary:
The Human Dimensions Research Unit ( in the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral position to assess the economic impacts on recreational angling (and other forms of water-based recreation) of aquatic nuisance species (ANS) transfer between the Great Lakes and Upper Mississippi River basins.

Responsibilities will include: conducting a literature review of past travel cost and contingent behavior studies; developing literature-based estimates of gross expenditures and economic value by boaters, beachgoers, and anglers for the Great Lakes and the Upper Mississippi River basins; designing and implementing focus groups with anglers; developing and implementing a mixed mode (email and mail) survey of anglers; and estimating travel cost and contingent behavior models of recreational angling that model how angling behavior and value would change in response to ANS transfers. The candidate will work under the supervision of a collaborative team of researchers from Cornell University and Pennsylvania State University including Drs. Bruce Lauber and Richard Stedman, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University, Dr. Gregory Poe, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, and Dr. Richard Ready, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, Pennsylvania State University.


1. Ph.D. in applied or agricultural economics or in a natural resource-related field with training in applied economics and specific strengths in econometrics.

2. Some familiarity with regional economic impact modeling.

3. Ability to manage a complex multi-mode survey and large data sets.

4. Ability to design and facilitate focus groups

5. Familiarity with recreational fisheries and natural resource management, particularly in the Great Lakes and Upper Mississippi River basins is a plus but not required.

6. Familiarity with economic valuation of outdoor recreation is a plus, but not required.

7. Demonstrated desire to publish in peer-reviewed journals.

8. Proven organizational skills and the ability to work independently while adhering to tight timelines.

9. Excellent writing and personal communication skills.

10. Exceptional command of written and spoken English.

To Apply:
Please send a curriculum vitae, a letter responding to each of the requirements and qualifications and describing your background and experiences, and the names and contact information for three references to
Dr. Bruce Lauber,
Department of Natural Resources,
202A Bruckner Hall,
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853,
If sent via email, please provide a single pdf with all application materials.

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