Post-Doctoral Position – Resource Economist


Post-Doctoral Position – Resource Economist

DESCRIPTION: Morgan State University Patuxent Environmental & Aquatic Research Laboratory (PEARL) is seeking a Post-Doctoral Fellow to conduct a regional economic assessment study of the impacts of developing offshore wind turbines on the recreational
fishing industry in Ocean City, Maryland. The general approach to this study is to develop average angler expenditure and industry costs profiles for each of the various modes of recreational fishing in Ocean City, Maryland. These expenditure and costs profiles will then be used in IMPLAN®, to generate county level estimates of the economic impact. Changes to the economic model will be driven by estimated changes in fishery abundance of targeted recreational fish species. These changes will be estimated with the help of fishery experts. The position will require occasional trips to Ocean City, Maryland. As well as interviews as well as meetings with industry personnel.

In addition to conducting the wind energy study, the position will also be responsible for helping to develop a fishery focused economics research program at the PEARL. Successful development of the research program could lead to a full-time staff position.

The candidate must have Ph.D. in resource economics (an emphasis in fishery analysis is preferred). Experience in conducting regional input/output assessments or economic impact assessments is desired. Familiarity with oyster fisheries as well as the IMPLAN®
impact analysis model is encouraged. Capacity for independent work and ability to interact productively with colleagues are important. Strong oral and written communication skills are required. Duties include literature review, field interviews, computer analysis, report and proposal preparation, and oral presentations.

Morgan State University is the premier public urban research university in Maryland, known for its excellence in teaching, intensive research, effective public service and community engagement. The Patuxent Environmental & Aquatic Research Laboratory is
located near the Patuxent River (part of Chesapeake Bay watershed) in Saint Leonard, Maryland. Research conducted at the state-of-the art facility is focused on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries and is designed to increase the understanding of coastal ecosystems so that they may be properly managed and protected.

SALARY: The position is for the duration of 1½ years with a compensation of $40K per year ($60K total) with full benefits.

APPLICATION: Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Mark M. Bundy at or by phone at 410.586.9700 x5200. Please send your letter of interest and resume along with contact information for three (3) references to:

Morgan State University
Patuxent Environmental & Aquatic Research Laboratory
10545 Mackall Rd.
St. Leonard, Maryland 20685
Attn: Dr. Mark M. Bundy

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled. For best consideration apply by November 31, 2013.

Morgan State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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