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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Aquaculture Economics, Texas A&M University

Proposed Minimum Salary: Salary (commensurate with experience) + university allowed benefits.

Appointment: Twelve months (100% Research); renewed contingent upon availability of funds.

The focus of this project will be to understand and quantify economic risks faced by U.S. aquaculture businesses and to identify effective risk management strategies for various sectors. Specific objectives of the project include development of risk models for several U.S. aquaculture sectors along with identifying risk factors and potential effective risk management solutions for these sectors. Additionally, the post-doctoral fellow will have the opportunity to work with several aquaculture production and marketing related projects under the lead PI.

About RWFM
The Texas A&M University Department of Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management is committed to foster an inclusive and welcoming community for students, faculty and staff. We are supportive of a learning, working, and living environment where individuals are embraced, respected and continued improvement is valued. The Department is dedicated to generating sound scientific research, hosting respectful science-based discussions and developing/engaging the next generation of stewardship professionals in the highest caliber of natural resource management.

Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidate will perform research duties assigned by the economist leading the project. The candidate will be responsible for working on enterprise budgets and running risk analysis models using risk analysis software like Crystal Ball and Simetar. The duties also include entering the primary farm data into excel spreadsheets, polishing the data for analysis and developing peer-reviewed manuscripts. Advanced data analytic skills in MATLAB, STATA, GAMS, SAS, or R will be preferred.

  • Job Type: Post-doc
  • Application deadline: 04/30/2023
  • Organization: Texas A&M University Department of Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management
  • Qualifications: A doctoral degree in aquaculture/agriculture/applied economics is preferred. The candidate should possess a good statistical background and must be willing to quickly learn and use new quantitative tools. Candidate should have legal work authorization in the U.S. Personal Characteristics The successful candidate should be reliable and enjoy working with farm data. She/he should have a keen interest in learning the scientific approach to stakeholder problems. The researcher must be able to develop effective working relationships with fellow scientists, research staff, students, and administrative staff at the department. The applicant who has an interest or has demonstrated a productive research and publication record will be given preferenc
  • How to apply: Contact Dr. Shraddha Hegde for more information.
  • Location: College Station, TX
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Contact Information

Shraddha Hegde
Texas A&M University Department of Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management,

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