Researcher - ecological economics (NINA Oslo)

Deadline: 25.10.2021

Permanent position as a researcher in ecological economics at NINA Oslo

Climate and environmental problems are among the great societal challenges of our time. Increased knowledge of nature and natural resources is necessary to contribute to sustainable social development. Do you want to join the team to contribute to further developing NINA's expertise in ecological economics, area and nature accounting? Then you should apply for this exciting position at NINA Oslo!

NINA has approx. 290 employees, and is headquartered in Trondheim. We have research departments in Oslo, Lillehammer, Bergen and Tromsø. NINA has a wide range of expertise and experience in both natural science and social science research, including how different driving forces affect nature and the interaction between humans and nature. NINA collaborates with a number of other research environments nationally and internationally, and conducts extensive research dissemination.

NINA Oslo has approx. 50 employees and is located in newly renovated premises at Ullevål Stadium in close proximity to the University of Oslo and the Research Park. The department has researchers in aquatic ecology, terrestrial ecology, landscape analysis and GIS, nature in cities and nature-based solutions and social research. The department has expertise in economics, but we need to strengthen our professional focus on area and nature accounting and ecological economics.

Tasks and responsibilities:

• The position will be linked to research on economic instruments to succeed in sweeping societal changes that are necessary to solve the natural and climate crises.

• In particular, there will be a focus on area and nature accounts for both Norwegian and other ecosystems.

• The candidate we are looking for will simplify and relieve tasks for NINA's researchers.

• At the same time, the candidate must further develop NINA's competence in the mentioned areas and other adjacent subject areas in NINA.

• The candidate must actively contribute to application and publication work.

Specifically, we are looking for a person who will:

• Further develop NINA's expertise in area and nature accounting and related to research on economic instruments to succeed in transformative societal changes that are necessary to solve the nature and climate crises.

• Contribute to developing and implementing projects to adapt the UN's new standard for natural accounting (ecosystem accounting) to how such accounting is carried out in Norway.

We are looking for a person who:

• has a PhD in environmental, resource or ecological economics

• has extensive collaboration features

• is structured methodically and independently

• is good at writing, including scientific articles

• is interested in learning Norwegian

If you recently received your PhD, we may consider offering a post-doc position. If we consider you to be well suited, the requirement for a doctoral degree may also be deviated from. It is an advantage to have knowledge of and / or experience from Norwegian nature management, but this is not a condition.

We offer:

• a workplace in one of Europe's leading environmental institutes

• salary according to qualifications

• flexibility scheme• good pension scheme and group life insurance

• a pleasant working environment in modern premises of a high standard

NINA works actively to recruit women, and women are therefore encouraged to apply. The working language in NINA is Norwegian.

Questions related to the position are directed to:

Application with CV is sent by e-mail to [email protected] Certificates and certificates will be requested later in the appointment process.

Application deadline 25 October 2021.

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