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  • No. of Vacancy: N/A
  • Job Location: China (CN)
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Salary: Not mentioned
  • Gender: Any
  • Age Limit: N/A
  • Experience: N/A
  • Career level: Mid-Senior level
  • Posted On: Oct 7, 2017
  • Application Deadline: Oct 21, 2017

Job Description/Responsibility

  • The Environmental Research Center at Duke Kunshan University is recruiting a full-time postdoctoral research fellow. The initial appointment is one year with the possibility of a one-year extension. The position can start immediately. The search will remain open until filled. 
  • The postdoctoral position primarily involves empirical research in the field of air pollution and climate change. Specifically, we are concerned with the health, economic, and environmental impacts of air pollution and climate change. We are also interested in evaluating the effectiveness of air pollution control and climate mitigation measures. The analysis is expected to be data driven, interdisciplinary, and policy oriented. 
  • The postdoctoral fellow will work with Prof Junjie Zhang. He is Director of the Environment Research Center and the international Master of Environmental Policy (iMEP) program at Duke Kunshan University, Associate Professor of Environmental Economics in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. Prior to the current position, he was an associate professor at the University of California, San Diego. His research centers on empirical issues in environmental and resource economics. For more information, please visit
  • Duke Kunshan University is a Sino-American partnership of Duke University, Wuhan University, and Kunshan City. It’s a liberal arts and research university that offers a wide range of academic programs. The teaching is in English. The iMEP degree is awarded by Duke University. Duke Kunshan is connected to Shanghai via a 15-minute high-speed train and a subway-light rail train system. 

Experience Requirements

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Education Requirements

  • A PhD or equivalent degree in economics, environmental science, statistics, public policy, agriculture, or related fields by the date of appointment. Expert in a statistical programming platform, such as R, Stata, Matlab, or Python. Ideal candidates will use GIS to work with maps and geographic information. Good communication skills. Read and write well in English. 

Skills Requirements

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  • Duke Kunshan will offer competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. The compensation will commensurate with experience and qualification.   

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A complete application includes CV, cover letter, and 2 writing samples. Please send all application materials with the subject line of “Environmental Economics Postdoctoral Fellow Application” to  

About the Company

Company Name: Duke Kunshan University

Company Profile: Duke Kunshan University is a partnership of Duke University and Wuhan University to create a world-class university offering a range of academic programs and conferences for students from China and throughout the world. Duke Kunshan is located in Kunshan, Jiangsu province, China. Duke Kunshan welcomed its first students in August 2014 and initially offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as semester-long programs for undergraduate students enrolled at Duke and other universities.

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