Post Doctoral Research Associate - Center for Agricultural and Rural Development
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD), at Iowa State University is seeking a Post Doctoral Research Associate. Drs. Wendong Zhang and Dermot Hayes are recruiting a postdoctoral research associate to study Chinese Agricultural Policy and Trade. Funding is available for two years (12 months work period for each of two years) starting summer 2020 with a possible additional third year.
This position will research and analyze critical Chinese agricultural policies and market trends, and publish research results in scholarly journals. Topics include but not limited to trade and agricultural markets with an emphasis on meat and feed grains, Chinaâs agricultural risk management policies, and agri-environmental policies. This position is responsible for writing approximately six Choices-magazine-style policy briefs each year explaining changes in Chinese agriculture, trade, and policy. In addition this position will collect and assemble key nationwide and provincial level statistics for major commodity markets in China, collaborate with researchers at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and lead or contribute on grant proposals to agencies such as U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Natural Science Foundation of China.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Â PhD in economics or agricultural economics. Â
Research experience in international and agricultural trade modeling.
Written and oral fluency in Chinese and English.
Research expertise in Chinese agriculture.
Experience working effectively with project teams and professional groups.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.