Forest Economist, European Forest Institute (EFI)

One of EFI’s main aims is to be an acknowledged contact point for researchers, decision-makers and the public seeking unbiased and policy-relevant information on European forests and forestry. The Observatory for European Forests (OEF) supports particularly in this work by establishing a research-related, demand-driven and policy-oriented forest information platform. The main objective of the OEF is to foster the linkages between information processes and policy decision making processes at national and pan-European level.

A post of forest economist is now open at the Observatory for European Forests, Nancy, France.

The post will involve in particular:

  • conducting EFI research activities in European forest economics
  • initiating new projects and assisting in fundraising
  • networking in the sector of forest economics and strengthening EFI collaboration in this field
  • compiling and analysing European data on e.g. forest land prices, wood consumption and trade.

The applicant should have a Master’s Degree (or equivalent). An applicant with a PhD in forest economics is preferred. He/she should have as a minimum three years of working experience and knowledge in one of the following research fields:

  • forest administration and business economics;
  • forest and timber marketing;
  • wood consumption and trade.

The candidate should be well experienced in the latest methodologies for economic analysis and validation. Some basic knowledge in database management/development would be of advantage. The candidate should have the ability to work and communicate with a broad variety of different stakeholders, researchers and policy makers at the European/international scale.

Fluency in English is required, French and/or German language is an asset. The candidate should have good communication skills and be able to work in an international working environment both independently and in a team.

The successful candidate will be expected to take up the post in January/February 2011. The duration of employment will be until 31 December 2012, with the possibility of extension.

Applicants should apply, with a short application letter, including net salary expectations and a CV by email before 30 November 2010. All applications will be handled confidentially. EFI encourages submissions from female candidates.

Please send your application by email (pdf) to:
Dr. Aljoscha Requardt, OEF Manager

Further information on the position can be obtained from: Dr. Aljoscha Requardt