Senior Economist (Atkinson)


: $73,660.00 - $100,440.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Scientific Research

\"When I was still in college and working at RTI as an intern, I knew it was somewhere that I wanted to work full-time one day. RTI holds its employees to the highest standards, which allows for continuous growth both professionally and personally. I love being able to walk around campus and be immersed in a community of knowledgeable, hard-working innovators who all have a primary goal of improving the human condition.\" Lily Duchesneau Financial Analyst- SSES Strategic Pricing Group
\"It is a pleasure to be part of a company that has such a positive outreach and works to improve the human condition. With a great reputation in the local community and abroad, it is easy to feel proud of the products and services produced by RTI. I like the variation of my role and that I get to work with a wide variety of people across the globe. I enjoy working at RTI because it is a place that demands excellence while still allowing a healthy work-life balance.\" Tierra Vazquez Sr. Administrative Assistant-International Education
RTI International has an opening for a senior natural resource and environmental economist within its Center for Applied Economics and Strategy (CAES). The center has a diverse portfolio of contract- and grant-funded research in the areas of the environment and natural resources, agriculture, energy efficiency, innovation, and economic development. In this role, the successful candidate will:

obtain, process, and analyze technical data using statistical and modelling software to produce high quality research for government agencies, foundations, and non-profit organizations. communicate insights in an understandable and useable form leveraging customized data visualization tools. collaborate and consult with other research entities to implement the best available theory and methods in assessing environmental and economic outcomes to report cogent and actionable results to our clients.Responsibilities: Design, execute, and communicate research on the following topics:o Agriculture and forestry sector modeling and policy analysis,o Energy and environmental policies,o Land use and geospatial modeling for environmental policy analysis
o Integrated water resources management or hydro-economic analysis,o Spatial analytics using remote sensed products for economic and policy assessment. Collaborate effectively with project team members
Manage workflow in a timely, realistic, and cost-effective manner to meet client expectations
Contribute to grant, cooperative agreement, and contract proposals
Present research methods and findings via technical reports, journal articles, and presentations
Interests in applied economic model development, technological change, energy and environmental policy.

develop and assess various models to solve scientific, engineering, or economic problems within the environmental sector. Requiring demonstrated programming efficiencies working across one or more of the following: R, python, and/or other mathematical software packages commonly used for large-scale modelling (e.g. GAMS).The successful candidate will have sufficient training and experience to identify best technical approaches in partnership with other economists and project team leads, execute quantitative analyses, and clearly articulate results to audiences of varying levels of sophistication. CAES staff seek a candidate with a clear interest in natural resource and environmental economics and a strong technical skill set versatile to the breadth of topic areas in which we work.The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the following tasks with other RTI team members
o Macroeconomic modeling of policies
o Energy system modeling,o Transportation systems and vehicle technology modeling and policy,o Energy and water systems modeling, including dispatch and/or hydro-economic analysis
Ph.D. degree in a relevant field with relevant work experience or a Masters degree and five years of relevant work experience. Demonstrated experience in partial equilibrium modeling, computable general equilibrium and/or other relevant optimization modeling experience. Demonstrated programming, data management, and analysis skills, including experience with GAMS, python, R, Stata, or related programs. Demonstrated experience in conducting economic analysis of environmental policy
If selected to interview for the position, writing samples will be required, preferably with a focus related to one of the topic areas above.Preferred
Demonstrated experience with programing in GAMS
Demonstrated experience with geospatial analysis. Experience working on environmental, natural resource, or agricultural economics topics in the developing world.

o Econometric modelling
Qualifications:Qualified applicants should have the following:

Associated topics: commission, credit, market, financial, financial analyst, gs 0110 12, insurer, investment, pricing, valuation * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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