We are looking for a PhD scholar to work as part of a multi-year program on emissions reductions pathways using an existing Integrated Assessment Model (IAM), at ANU Crawford School. It will align with research at the Centre for Climate and Energy Policy (CCEP) and involve collaborative work with ANU researchers. The PhD project could focus on decarbonising individual sectors eg the transportation, electricity, industry, or agriculture sectors in Australia and other countries; and/or to advance the modelling of the energy system, international trade flows, agriculture and land use, geological storage of carbon, or climate change impacts. The overall approach will be economic, informed by technology.
Applicants will need to have expertise in a relevant field, such as applied microeconomics, techno-economic analysis, economic or systems modelling. Experience in IAM or CGE modelling and/or prior experience in decarbonisation analysis is an advantage, as is experience with management of large data sets and coding in R, C++, Python or Gams.
A supplementary scholarship of $9,000 per year for up to three years is available. Candidates need to apply for PhD admission to ANU Crawford School in either the Economics or Resources Environment and Development programs, and may want to also apply for a base scholarship. Award of the supplementary scholarship is subject to admission to the PhD programme and at the discretion of the project leaders. The preferred starting date is early 2022 at ANU in Canberra. To discuss your interest in applying please contact Dr Thomas Longden or Prof Frank Jotzo.