Post-Doctoral Associate

Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)

Location: Cambridge, MA, United States

JEL Classifications:

H – Public Economics
L – Industrial Organization
Q – Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics

Application Requirements:

Cover Letter
Job Market Paper
3 Letters of Reference

Position description

MIT CEEPR seeks applications for a post-doctoral associate. This is a one-year, full-time position, starting in 2022. The ideal candidate must have strong empirical research skills and have completed the Ph.D. before starting at MIT. The postdoc will work with Professor Christopher R. Knittel on research related to energy and environmental economics, including studying demand response among commercial and industrial consumers in wholesale electricity markets. The project is joint with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.


Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) by start date in economics, finance, and related fields who are interested in studying themes related to energy and environmental economics.

Application Instructions:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Early application is strongly recommended.

All interested applicants must apply and submit their CV and cover letter on the MIT Careers page here:

Please send all other application materials to with the subject line: “MIT CEEPR Wholesale Electricity Market Post Doc.” For referees, they may send applicant letters of reference to this same address. Any questions about this position may also be directed to

MIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.  Please note: The Institute does not provide employment-based visa sponsorship for the following categories of appointment: administrators, managers, research staff, library staff or support staff.