Job Description

Job Title: Associate Research Fellow   Application Deadline: Open until filled
Job Category: Research   Department: MTID
Location: Washington, DC   Appointment Duration: 2 Year
Job Code: 12-185   Position Type: Renewable
Recruitment Type: International   US FLSA Status: Exempt




The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as an Associate Research Fellow for its Markets, Trade and Institutions Division. The position is a two-year, fixed-term appointment, and is renewable depending on performance and funding. Please note that Associate Research Fellow appointments at IFPRI have a maximum term of three (3) years, inclusive of any approved appointment extensions. This position is based at IFPRI headquarters located in Washington, D.C.


Essential Duties:


  • Conduct research that includes but are not limited to modeling trade agreements, trade reform and assessing their consequences on developing countries under Computable General Equilibrium Model or Partial Equilibrium Analysis;
  • Estimating econometric models of international trade;
  • Collecting and analyzing data on trade distortions, tariff and non-tariff barriers;
  • Writing analytical papers based on empirical research;
  • Communicating research to a broad spectrum of stakeholders.




Required Qualifications:  


  • Ph.D. in Economics, International Economics or related field;
  • Strong capabilities in quantitative data analysis, and particularly in Computable General Equilibrium Models, econometric estimations and statistical databases on trade and market access;
  • Experience in empirical policy-relevant research in developing countries;
  • Excellent skills in written and spoken English
  • Ability to travel frequently. 


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