Maria Blanco


2 Research Positions in Agroeconomic Modelling


The agroeconomic modelling group of the Technical University of Madrid is looking for agroeconomic modellers in the field of water-energy-food nexus.

The selected candidate will:

  • Actively participate in research projects in the field of water-energy-food nexus, as well as the drafting of scientific publications and policy reports.
  • Contribute to the analysis of case studies in Spain, including interviews, stakeholder workshops and data analysis.
  • Be involved in the development of agroeconomic models (GAMS language).

Pre-requisites:

  • Master’s degree in economics, agricultural economics or closely related field.
  • Proficient oral and written English skills.

Essential Criteria:

  • Knowledge of economic modelling methods and tools.
  • Highly developed GAMS and/or R programming skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Wide knowledge of Spanish agricultural and water policies.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

The Position: One-year position, renewable up to three years. Conditions according to standard regulations in Spain. Gross salary based on qualification and experience.

Work place: Department of Agricultural Economics, School of Agricultural, Food and Biosystems Engineering, Av. Puerta de Hierro 2, 28040 Madrid.

How to apply: Applicants should send an email to maria.blanco@upm.es – with the reference AgroEcos2017 in the subject line – attaching: (1) a detailed curriculum vitae, (2) a motivation letter, and (3) names and contact details for two referees.

Deadline for applications: Applications received by August 10th, 2017 will be reviewed first. Late applications will be considered if a suitable candidate is not identified by the deadline.

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