KAPSARC seeks a macroeconomist to contribute to its applied research and advisory projects on energy-related economic issues. The applicant should have solid modeling skills, for instance in DSGE or CGE modeling, and have a strong interest in the evaluation of policies, such as local content regulations.
- A Ph.D. degree in the field of macroeconomics or energy economics
- Solid quantitative skills and analytical capability to understand and develop economic models to be used for policymaking. Technical skills in DSGE modeling would be highly appreciated
- Minimum 8 years experience in oil and gas markets with a strong background in advisory, consulting, and research.
- Experience in some of the following academic and/or policy fields: oil and gas markets, energy economics, demand and supply outlooks, and geopolitics of energy.
- Proven ability to draft analytical and evidence-based policy-relevant papers that are clear, concise, and reader-friendly; successful peer-reviewed publication is an advantage.
- A proven track record of publications in journals in economics
- Consulting experience in the field of macro or energy economics would be a plus
- Experience in the evaluation of local-content policies would be a plus
- Ability to work both as a part of a team and independently
- Ability to communicate research insights to technical and non-technical audiences
- Good communication skills and an enthusiastic team player.
- Additional languages to English are a plus, especially Arabic.
- The successful candidate is expected to:
- Develop research projects and proposals
- Improve, update and develop models
- Draft research papers and timely briefs on relevant topics
- Contribute to KAPSARC consulting activities
- Respond in a timely matter to ad hoc requests
- Deliver effective presentations at conferences and workshops
- Mentor junior researchers
- The candidate will also be encouraged to publish the outcomes of the research projects in peer-reviewed journals.
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