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Requisition ID:  20203

Post Doc Research Associate

Job Title

Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Economic Modelling

Nature of Position

To implement an opensource version of the Global Trade Analysis Project model (GTAP) in R software

Date Available

The start date for this full-time appointment August 1, 2022. This will be an annual appointment, renewable for up to two years.

Principle Duties

The successful candidate is expected to work with Prof. Dominique van der Mensbrugghe and Prof. Uris Baldos on an exciting project funded by the US Department of Agriculture titled “Converting GTAP Model into an Integrated Assessment Model”. The appointed Post-Doctoral Research Associate will lead the implementation of the GTAP model in R, extend preliminary codes to include commonly used TABLO language commands in the GTAP model, debug codes, update and publish “GTAPinR” package, and assist on the write-up for documentation and journal publications. It is expected that the newly developed opensource software will be tested by researchers and economists in USDA who are current users of the GTAP model.

This postdoc will be housed in the Department of Agricultural Economics but there will be opportunities to collaborate with faculty and staff in the following Centers:



The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. in agricultural, resource, environmental economics, computer science or related field. Excellent programming skills in R is required. Prior experience with the GTAP model and/or GEMPACK software is desirable.

To Apply

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A background check is required for employment in this position.


A complete application includes:

  • A cover letter describing the applicant’s research interests and experience
  • A resume´
  • Names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three references who can evaluate the applicant’s qualifications for this position

Closing Date

July 15, 2022, or until an acceptable candidate is found.

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette

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