ORGANISATION/COMPANYUniversity of Vigo
RESEARCH FIELDEconomics › Environmental economicsEconomics › Fishery economyEnvironmental science › Natural resources management
RESEARCHER PROFILERecognised Researcher (R2)Established Researcher (R3)
APPLICATION DEADLINE05/03/2017 20:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONSpain › Vigo
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK40
OFFER STARTING DATE01/04/2017
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / ERC
One post-doctoral appointment is offered for a researcher with a strong background in spatial dynamic bioeconomic modelling. The successful candidate will join a new team funded by the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant project “CLOCK: Climate Adaptation to Shifting Stocks” led by Dr. Elena Ojea at the University of Vigo, Spain. Researchers interested in fisheries economics, climate change and interdisciplinary research are encouraged to apply.
Project and work description:
The ERC project CLOCK is a highly multidisciplinary project that investigates adaptation to climate change in marine systems from an ecological, social and an economic perspective. The postdoctoral researcher will work with the Principal Investigator and PhD students in further developing the theoretical and methodological framework for adapting fisheries management to climate change. Together with the PI, s/he will collaborate with team members and other collaborators abroad and will also mentor PhD students in bioeconomic modelling and spatial analysis. During the development of the postdoc, the successful candidate will have the chance to conduct a research stay with other world reference research teams on the topic, such as the Sustainable Fisheries Group (SFG http://sfg.msi.ucsb.edu/), affiliated with the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management and the Marine Science Institute at UCSB.
The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for: (1) developing a new spatial bioeconomic fishery model for management under climate change; (2) use this model to simulate optimal adaptation in different case study fisheries in the European Atlantic coast and in the Caribbean; (3) study the implications of current fisheries institutional arrangements under climate change (4) collaborate with students in developing theoretical approaches to resource management and conservation.
Additional responsibilities will include: soliciting and incorporating expert advice on modelling framework, identifying relevant and appropriate policy performance indicators, leading technical workshop(s) to present and refine modelling methods and results creating tools and outreach materials to help with the dissemination of the project findings. As part of the team, the appointee will support communication and organizational activities related to the project, and participate in publishing and scientific conferences.
Salary and Benefits:
Full-time contract will have a 2-year duration and is expected to start in April-May 2017. There are no teaching duties. Depending on the research record, relevant background and experience, annual salary will range between €30,000-€40,000 gross.
· Scientific background in natural resource management, ocean and fisheries science.
· Experience with spatial modeling, dynamic optimization, transboundary models.
· The candidate should have good communication skills, be strongly motivated and be able to work in an interdisciplinary team, with social scientists, oceanographers, biologists.
· The candidate should have strong interpersonal skills to build and maintain strong relationships with academic, NGO and government partners.
· Proficiency using GitHub, Shiny, and other modern data management, sharing and presentation interfaces will be highly valued.
· Publications in inter-disciplinary journals or journals from different disciplines will be highly valued.
· Be experienced and/or interested in support and training of PhD students (together with the principal investigator).
· Have the ability, willingness and commitment to work in a new, multidisciplinary team based in Vigo (Spain).
· Have scientific independence and capacity to generate ideas autonomously and to lead new projects and proposals.
· Linguistic fluency either in Spanish, Galician and/or Portuguese.
The candidates should send their application by e-mail to CLOCK project manager firstname.lastname@example.org with the following subject: “ERC CLOCK postdoc application_family name of the applicant”.
The following documentation should be attached:
- Current curriculum vitae.
- A 1 or 2-page description of your research, discussing your main results and selecting two publications most related to the position.
- A 1-page cover letter discussing your motivation to apply for this postdoc position and explaining how could you both benefit and contribute to the team.
- Contact information for 3 academic researchers that can provide you with a recommendation letter if further required in the process.
The deadline for application is March 5, 2017. We remain open the possibility of recruiting two applicants, subject to the suitability and complementarity of the applications.
The University of Vigo hires on basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, they will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Note that if the successful applicant is neither a European citizen nor a permanent resident of Europe, he or she must be issued a work permit prior to commencing the position.
Required Research Experiences
RESEARCH FIELDEconomics › Fishery economy
YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE4 - 10
RESEARCH FIELDEconomics › Environmental economics
YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE4 - 10
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELEconomics: PhD or equivalentEnvironmental science: PhD or equivalentOther: PhD or equivalent
REQUIRED LANGUAGESENGLISH: Excellent
We are seeking a post-doctoral researcher with experience in spatial bio-economic modeling and interest in joining a multidisciplinary team that is engaging in new projects. This position entails modeling and theoretic approaches to resource management under climate change.
· Aspiring candidates should have a PhD in economics, ecology, environmental science, fishery science or related fields. Experience in theoretical approaches to resource management and bioeconomic modeling is required.
· The successful candidate should be proficient in quantitative modeling and fluent in one or more computer programming languages.
· The candidate should have an excellent knowledge of modeling in R (or similar) software as well as experience with management, synthesis, and analysis of large datasets.
· At least two peer-reviewed publications in internationally recognized journals related to the position.
EURAXESS offer ID: 180356