Candidates must live in Southcentral Alaska, be familiar with the Mat-Su Borough, and be seeking a graduate or undergraduate degree in economics, public policy, environmental science, geography or a related field. Ideal candidates will have deep local knowledge of the area and have an aptitude for interdisciplinary research. Ardent multi-taskers who seek to positively shape Alaska’s economy for future generations and have a positive can-do attitude should apply.
Tasks may include, but are not limited to:
- Review of primary ecosystem service economic valuation studies applicable to the region (50% of workload).
- Assist ISER and Earth Economics staff with economic research with an emphasis on ecological issues, sustainable development, watershed resources and history, and economic analysis of ecosystem health and dynamics (30% of workload).
- Support a cross-organizational team with administrative tasks such as workshop and focus group planning and execution, grant seeking, fundraising, and grant writing (20% of workload).
- Work 10 to 15 hours per week (anticipated).
- Knowledge of microeconomic theory, natural resource and environmental economics, and/or natural resource management preferred.
- Strong written, verbal and organizational skills.
- Demonstrable ability to conduct and summarize research or literature reviews in a concise, timely, and intelligible manner.
- Self-motivation and ability to work independently are critical.
- Understanding of the local ecology, economy and community of the Mat-Su.
- Ability to commit to a one year project is desired.
- Compensation and course credit is available. Federal work-study is desired, but not required.
- Anticipated duration of this project is one year, starting September 2012.
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