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Asistant researcher PhD student

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  • OFFER DEADLINE
    15/01/2018 14:00 - Europe/Athens
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    Not funded by an EU programme
  • LOCATION
    Romania, Bucharest
  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Universitatea din Bucuresti
  • DEPARTMENT
    Centrul de Cercetare a Mediului si Efectuare a Studiilor de Impact
  • LABORATORY
    Urban Ecology

EXAM

  1. Practical exam (specialized knowledge, GIS, statistics and foreign language skills)
  2. Defending the required research project

PERIOD

2018, 1ST FEBRUARY – 2019, 31ST DECEMBER

TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT:

FULL TIME, 8 HOURS/DAY

MINIMUM CONDITIONS REQUIRED FOR THE PARTICIPATION IN THE EXAM

  1. Master Diploma (within Environmental Sciences domain)
  2. PhD Student within Environmental Sciences, Geography or other equivalent domain, with the topic of the PhD thesis related to urban sustainability, nature-based solutions in human settlements or urban resilience

 

TOPICS REQUIRED FOR THE PRACTICAL TEST FOR THE POSITION OF RESEARCH ASSISTANT AT THE CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND IMPACT STUDIES

  1. Categories of nature-based solutions
  2. Urban sustainability and resilience – concepts
  3. Representative criteria for assessing the nature-based solutions
  4. Environmental Impact Assessment for different urban land-uses
  5. Factors causing conflicts within human settlements
  6. Statistical methods for assessing the environmental quality (testing differences, parametric and non-parametric correlations, linear regression, logistic regression, MCA, SOM)
  7. Using GIS techniques in assessing the nature-based solutions (integrated geospatial databases, kriging, buffer, thematic grids, spatial analyses)

 

THE CONTENT OF THE PROJECT REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION OF RESEARCH ASSISTANT AT THE CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND IMPACT STUDIES

  1. Assessing the factors which influence cities’ resilience and sustainability
  2. Assessing and delineating categories of nature-based solutions specific to Romania’s cities
  3. Assessing the contribution of nature-based solutions in increasing the urban sustainability and resilience
  4. Assessing the integration of the nature based solutions in the environmental (and related domains) European and national policies and strategies

 

REFERENCES

Agresti, A. (2002). Categorical Data Analysis, Second ed. John Wiley & Sons.

Kohonen, T. (2001). Self-Organizing Maps, 3rd ed. Springer, New York.

EC. (2015). Towards an EU Research and Innovation policy agenda for Nature-based Solutions and Renaturing Cities. Luxembourg: European Commission.

Everitt, B.S., Hothorn, T. (2011). An Introduction to Applied Multivariate Analysis with R. Springer.

Faivre, N., Fritz, M., Freitas, T., de Boissezon, B., Vandewoestijne, S. (2017). Nature-Based Solutions in the EU: Innovating with nature to address social, economic and environmental challenges. Environmental Research, 159, 509–518.

Fink, H.S. (2016). Human-Nature for Climate Action: Nature-Based Solutions for Urban Sustainability, 8, 254.

Griggs, D., Stafford-Smith, M., Gaffney, O., Rockstrom, J., Ohman, M. C., Shyamsundar, P., . . . Noble, I. (2013). Policy: Sustainable development goals for people and planet. Nature, 495(7441), 305-307

Hossu, C. A., Iojă, I. C., Rozylowicz, L., Pǎtru-Stupariu, I., & Hersperger, A. M. (2015). Similarities and differences in the assessment of land-use associations by local people and experts. Land Use Policy, 49, 341-351.

Jabareen, Y. (2013). Planning the resilient city: Concepts and strategies for coping with climate change and environmental risk. Cities, 31, 220-229.

Le Roux, B., Rouanet, H. (2010). Multiple correspondence analysis. In: Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences. SAGE.

Maes, J., Jacobs, S. (2017). Nature-Based Solutions for Europe’s Sustainable Development. Conservation Letters, 10(1), 121–124.

Ostrom, E. (2009). A general framework for analyzing sustainability of social-ecological systems. Science, 325(5939), 419-422.

Ramaswami, A., Russell, A. G., Culligan, P. J., Sharma, K. R., & Kumar, E. (2016). Meta-principles for developing smart, sustainable, and healthy cities. Science, 352(6288), 940-943.

Raymond C.M., Frantzeskaki N., Kabisch N., Berry P., Breil M., Nita M.R., Geneletti D., Calfapietra C. (2017), A framework for assessing and implementing the co-benefits of nature-based solutions in urban areas. Environmental Science & Policy 77: 15-24

Tudor, C. A., Iojă, I. C., Nita, M.R., Hartel, T., Badiu, D.L. & Hersperger, A. M. (2017). Need for a cross-sector approach in protected area management. Land Use Policy, 69, 586-597.

EXAM

  1. Practical exam (specialized knowledge, GIS, statistics and foreign language skills)
  2. Defending the required research project

PERIOD

2018, 1ST FEBRUARY – 2019, 31ST DECEMBER

TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT:

FULL TIME, 8 HOURS/DAY

MINIMUM CONDITIONS REQUIRED FOR THE PARTICIPATION IN THE EXAM

  1. Master Diploma (within Environmental Sciences domain)
  2. PhD Student within Environmental Sciences, Geography or other equivalent domain, with the topic of the PhD thesis related to urban sustainability, nature-based solutions in human settlements or urban resilience

 

TOPICS REQUIRED FOR THE PRACTICAL TEST FOR THE POSITION OF RESEARCH ASSISTANT AT THE CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND IMPACT STUDIES

  1. Categories of nature-based solutions
  2. Urban sustainability and resilience – concepts
  3. Representative criteria for assessing the nature-based solutions
  4. Environmental Impact Assessment for different urban land-uses
  5. Factors causing conflicts within human settlements
  6. Statistical methods for assessing the environmental quality (testing differences, parametric and non-parametric correlations, linear regression, logistic regression, MCA, SOM)
  7. Using GIS techniques in assessing the nature-based solutions (integrated geospatial databases, kriging, buffer, thematic grids, spatial analyses)

 

THE CONTENT OF THE PROJECT REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION OF RESEARCH ASSISTANT AT THE CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND IMPACT STUDIES

  1. Assessing the factors which influence cities’ resilience and sustainability
  2. Assessing and delineating categories of nature-based solutions specific to Romania’s cities
  3. Assessing the contribution of nature-based solutions in increasing the urban sustainability and resilience
  4. Assessing the integration of the nature based solutions in the environmental (and related domains) European and national policies and strategies

 

REFERENCES

Agresti, A. (2002). Categorical Data Analysis, Second ed. John Wiley & Sons.

Kohonen, T. (2001). Self-Organizing Maps, 3rd ed. Springer, New York.

EC. (2015). Towards an EU Research and Innovation policy agenda for Nature-based Solutions and Renaturing Cities. Luxembourg: European Commission.

Everitt, B.S., Hothorn, T. (2011). An Introduction to Applied Multivariate Analysis with R. Springer.

Faivre, N., Fritz, M., Freitas, T., de Boissezon, B., Vandewoestijne, S. (2017). Nature-Based Solutions in the EU: Innovating with nature to address social, economic and environmental challenges. Environmental Research, 159, 509–518.

Fink, H.S. (2016). Human-Nature for Climate Action: Nature-Based Solutions for Urban Sustainability, 8, 254.

Griggs, D., Stafford-Smith, M., Gaffney, O., Rockstrom, J., Ohman, M. C., Shyamsundar, P., . . . Noble, I. (2013). Policy: Sustainable development goals for people and planet. Nature, 495(7441), 305-307

Hossu, C. A., Iojă, I. C., Rozylowicz, L., Pǎtru-Stupariu, I., & Hersperger, A. M. (2015). Similarities and differences in the assessment of land-use associations by local people and experts. Land Use Policy, 49, 341-351.

Jabareen, Y. (2013). Planning the resilient city: Concepts and strategies for coping with climate change and environmental risk. Cities, 31, 220-229.

Le Roux, B., Rouanet, H. (2010). Multiple correspondence analysis. In: Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences. SAGE.

Maes, J., Jacobs, S. (2017). Nature-Based Solutions for Europe’s Sustainable Development. Conservation Letters, 10(1), 121–124.

Ostrom, E. (2009). A general framework for analyzing sustainability of social-ecological systems. Science, 325(5939), 419-422.

Ramaswami, A., Russell, A. G., Culligan, P. J., Sharma, K. R., & Kumar, E. (2016). Meta-principles for developing smart, sustainable, and healthy cities. Science, 352(6288), 940-943.

Raymond C.M., Frantzeskaki N., Kabisch N., Berry P., Breil M., Nita M.R., Geneletti D., Calfapietra C. (2017), A framework for assessing and implementing the co-benefits of nature-based solutions in urban areas. Environmental Science & Policy 77: 15-24

Tudor, C. A., Iojă, I. C., Nita, M.R., Hartel, T., Badiu, D.L. & Hersperger, A. M. (2017). Need for a cross-sector approach in protected area management. Land Use Policy, 69, 586-597.