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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Postdoctoral Associate in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Postdoctoral Associate

  • Job Number: 22178

  • Functional Area: Research - Other

  • Department: MIT Energy Initiative

  • School Area: VP Research

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes

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POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI)-MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR) ( , to work on the mining and processing of minerals related to the energy transition. Will work Christopher Knittel (Sloan School of Management and CEEPR) and Elsa Olivetti (Materials Science and Engineering). The project will develop empirical models of supply and demand conditions around the world for minerals required for the energy transition. These models will be based on both the economic incentives created by markets and the physical constraints of mining operations. The project will then use these models to understand the impact of different policies on market outcomes such as EV subsidies, domestic content requirements, amongst others. People from all walks of life are welcome to bring their talent, ideas, and experience to the exceptional, multicultural, collaborative, and inclusive CEEPR community.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: recent Ph.D. in economics or related discipline that indicates a clear interest in mining and the energy transition; experience and competency in quantitative analysis, including applied econometrics; proficiency with statistical software (e.g., STATA, R, Python); ability to work in a team-oriented environment and interact with diverse stakeholders; strong organizational, time-management, problem-solving, listening, and written and verbal communication skills; attention to detail and accuracy; and the ability to interact effectively with internal and external stakeholders at all levels of an organization. Seek someone who is goal-driven and able to work within a collaborative setting with others to set clear priorities while managing multiple timelines and objectives. PREFERRED: experience in applied theoretical modeling. Job #22178

This position is located in Cambridge, MA. In addition to applying via the MIT website, applicants are required to submit their application material on or before January 31, 2023, via email to Application material should include the following as a single PDF with the subject line: Postdoctoral application – [Your name]: a brief cover letter including date of availability, suitability and motivation for the role, including your interest in this project, qualifications or related experience, general research/goals statement; a detailed curriculum vitae (CV); official or unofficial copy of diploma(s)/university certificate(s); and contact information including email addresses for three references to support the application. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 12/5/22