ORGANISATION/COMPANYUniversité de Namur
RESEARCH FIELDAgricultural sciences › AgronomicsAgricultural sciences › Soil scienceBiological sciences › BiodiversityComputer science › Modelling toolsEnvironmental science › EcologyEnvironmental science › Global changeGeography › Regional geographySociology › Socio-economic research
RESEARCHER PROFILEEstablished Researcher (R3)Recognised Researcher (R2)
APPLICATION DEADLINE15/12/2021 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONBelgium › Namur
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK38
OFFER STARTING DATE01/01/2022
The Department of Geography of the University of Namur is hiring a Postdoctoral researcher to work in the framework of the MAPPY project funded by AXIS/JPI-Climate (http://www.jpiclimate.eu/AXIS/Activities/MAPPY). This project aims to study the interactions between pollinators, plant diversity and crop yields, under climate and land use change. The work of the hired researcher will consist in developing an agent-based model (ABM) to derive high-resolution land use and land cover change scenarios for the future at the scale of the studied regions located in five European countries.
The candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers at UNamur and will also evolve within an international research consortium.
To be eligible, candidates must be in international mobility (having spent max 24 months in Belgium in the three last years before the start of the contract) and must not have obtained their doctoral thesis for more than 8 years if this is their first post-doctoral fellowship.
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELAgricultural sciences: PhD or equivalentEnvironmental science: PhD or equivalentGeography: PhD or equivalent
REQUIRED LANGUAGESENGLISH: Excellent
Candidates must hold a PhD in geography, ecology, bioinformatics, bioengineering, or equivalent topics. They should have strong computer skills and be familiar with object-oriented programming, data modelling & integration, and agent-based modelling in particular. Knowledge of JAVA is a real plus. They are expected to be sensitive to environmental issues and sustainable development. Candidates should also have good abilities to work in a team, whilst capable of strong autonomy and creativity
EURAXESS offer ID: 712272
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