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Post-Doctoral Research Associate
University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee
Date Posted 07/20/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Post-Doctoral Research Associate - 210000015I 



Postdoctoral Research Position – International Trade and Trade Policy Analyst
Full- time Regular Grant Funded posiition

The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville is seeking a postdoctoral researcher with interest in conducting research on international agricultural trade. The successful candidate will work with a team of researchers to investigate the impacts of current and pending trade agreements, specific trade policies, and regulatory structure and non-tariff measures on U.S. and global agricultural trade. The postdoctoral researcher will be assisting with USDA funded research, as well as other research projects specific to particular agricultural sectors and countries. The person filling this position will also have the opportunity to work closely with Extension specialists, examining the importance of international trade to Tennessee’s agricultural and forestry economy. Professional Opportunities Postdoctoral researchers are expected to co-author multiple publications in field and interdisciplinary journals. Researchers are encouraged to participate in professional conferences and to seek other professional development opportunities. This position also involves opportunities to work on research with graduate and undergraduate students




Qualifications Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in agricultural or applied economics (or a closely related field), and strong training and interest in international trade modeling. Candidates currently pursuing their degree are eligible but degree must be conferred before the candidate’s official start date. Experience with advanced graphing and visualization software (e.g., Tableau Software or something comparable) is desired, but not required. Applicants should have some research experience and coursework related to quantitative economic modeling and/or applied econometrics, as well as a record of peer-reviewed publications or advanced working papers related to the position description. Preferred qualifications include one or more of the following: Proficiency in econometric modeling of trade and trade policy; CGE experience with GAMS, Gempack, or similar modeling languages; strong communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively in a team-based atmosphere; experience working with large datasets and calibration of simulation models.

Application instructions
Qualified applicants should attach: (i) a cover letter, (ii) CV, (iii) a brief research statement, and (iv) the names and complete contact information for three references. Inquiries about the position should be sent to Dr. Andrew Muhammad at

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an acceptable candidate is identified. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2021 (negotiable).


  Research Professional 
Primary Location
  Agricultural Economics - Res 
Campus/Institute  Institute of Agriculture 
Job Posting
  Jul 19, 2021, 1:09:16 PM 

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