PostDoc position in Modelling Land Use Change

Possible date of entry: February 2021
Level of employment: 100%

The research group Global and Regional Land Use Change at the Department of Environmental Sciences invites applications for a PostDoc position. Our research focuses on the analysis of impacts of different drivers and policies on land use change.
Under the current process of global change, one of the key challenges for land use decisions is to sustainably use biomass to feed a growing world population, to preserve ecosystems, and to substitute fossil fuels by renewable energy. However, the interconnected processes of global change and their impact on land at different spatial scales, as well as the trade-offs faced in the use of biomass are not well understood.

Your position

The prime goal of the position is to contribute to a better understanding of impacts of global change and different policies on land use. The position includes four hours of teaching per week in Bachelor or Master Courses in Geography.

Your profile

We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic and ambitious candidates with a PhD in agricultural economics, environmental economics, geography or a closely related field. Candidates should have an interest in research in the field of global and/or regional land use change. Experience in numerical modelling (using e.g. GAMS or MATLAB) is required. Knowledge of CGE or PE modelling is of advantage. Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English are required, knowledge of German is an asset. The ability to work in teams is essential.

We offer you

The position is funded for two years with the possibility of an extension. You will join a supportive, collaborative and cooperative work environment with regular meetings and exchanges. We support participation in a broad and well-established international research network. Further, we offer modern research facilities and excellent scientific environment at Basel University. Salary and social benefits are provided according to University of Basel rules.

Application / Contact
Please submit your complete application documents, including a one-page letter stating your motivation, experience and skills, a CV and contact details of at least two academic references via our online recruiting platform. We accept online applications only.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Ruth Delzeit, sekretariat-landusechange@unibas.ch. Review of applications will begin December 15th, 2020, but the advert will remain open until the position is filled.