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Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Valuation

Deadline: 15.08.2020

Norwegian University of Life Sciences

NMBU has a special responsibility for research and education that ensures the basis of life for future generations.

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NMBU has 1700 employees and 5200 students and is organized in seven faculties. NMBU has a campus in Ås and in Oslo. In 2021 we are co-located on Ås.

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About the School of Economics and Business

The School of Economics and Business is one of seven faculties at NMBU. Our mission is to create knowledge across the fields of economics and business administration, and to develop professionals and leaders who combine an economic mindset with a recognition of multidisciplinary relationships and are equipped to address complex real-world problems with sustainability as a guiding principle. The School of Economics and Business offers bachelor and master programmes in Business Administration and in Economics, a master programme in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and a PhD program in Economics and Business. These degree programmes have approximately 650 students. The School has 45 faculty and staff members and more than 40 PhD students. For more information, see www.nmbu.no/hh.

Would you like to join a thriving, applied research group in environmental and resource economics, and work on the economics of invasive alien species with special emphasis on stated preference surveys?

About the position

The School of Economics and Business at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) has a vacant two-year postdoctoral position in environmental valuation, in cooperation with the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), with the possibility of a three-years position with 2/3 of time for research and 1/3 for teaching and supervision in environmental and resource economics.

The research position is connected to the Research Council of Norway project “Participatory Modelling of Integrated Ecosystem-based Management Regime for Invasive Crabs (PICO)”, but the research fellow is also expected to contribute to supervision of Master and Ph.D. students working on the PICO project and related environmental economics and valuation projects.

Main tasks

The main tasks of the candidate will be to undertake development and design of Stated Preference survey instruments (especially Choice Experiments), conduct focus groups, pre-testing, and internet panel surveys; as well as econometric modelling of the results and preparation of inputs for bioeconomic modelling.

We expect the candidate to have a strong focus in her/his research on environmental and resource economics, with a special emphasis on environmental valuation, and to aim for publication in top-tier journals in environmental and resource economics.

Qualification requirements, desired experiences, knowledge and personal qualities

Required academic qualification

  • A completed PhD in Economics, Econometrics, Environmental Economics, Resource Economics, or related areas.
  • Proficiency in a Scandinavian language (Norwegian, Danish or Swedish), spoken and written
  • Proficiency in English, spoken and written

Desired qualifications

  • Practical experience with Stated Preference surveys; especially Choice Experiments, including design and econometric modelling
  • A track record of publishing in high quality journals
  • Relevant experience in teaching and student supervision

Required personal skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work in cross-disciplinary teams

Desired personal skills

  • Ability to establish research and outreach networks
  • Ability to work independently and under time pressure
  • Ability to contribute to a good atmosphere in the research group

Remuneration and further information

The selected candidate will be appointed as a postdoctoral fellow, wage framework 24 (salary grade 59-72) (NOK 523.200-667.200), depending on qualifications.

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General Information to applicants

Application

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button above. This will route you to the University's web recruitment system, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Application deadline: 15.08.20

Up to ten publications selected by the applicant as most relevant must be attached to the application.

If it is difficult to identify the contribution of the applicant in multiple-author publications, a short explanation about the applicant’s part of the work should be included.

All material should preferably be sent electronically. Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to Norwegian University of Life Sciences, School of Economics and Business, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, by the application deadline. Please quote reference number 20/02450

Applicants invited for an interview will be asked to present verified copies of diplomas and certificates.

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