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6 Doctoral Positions

The Helmholtz Research School ESCALATE provides the environment for interdisciplinary doctoral
projects, addressing and linking the ecological, economic and social aspects of ecosystem service
research. The young scientists trained in

ESCALATE will be able to develop, implement and conduct
interdisciplinary projects in different types of institutes, such as in research, non-governmental organizations, or NGO consultancy agencies. Fellows will attend lectures and seminars on a broad range of interdisciplinary topics in the field of ecosystem service research and conduct their project in an international and integrative working environment.

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14 positions of Early Stage Researchers within a Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN)

Call for applications closes: December 31st 2012
CASTLE consortium – (Marie Curie Initial Training Network) –
invites applications for 14 full-time research vacancies for early stage researchers (ESR). Selected researchers are expe

cted to undertake transnational mobility in order to implement an Individual Research Project (IRP) at one of the consortium partner institutions, as well as to participate in a joint network training programme.
1. Description of CASTLE training network
By 2020 the increasing demand for biomass as a feedstock for fuel, fibre and food will have measurable economic, environmental and social effects. The forest-based sector is responding to the competition for biomass with innovative products, such as renewable chemicals produced in biorefineries. The agricultural sector is also reinforcing innovations based on fast-growing biomass crops. Such innovations may bear completely new bio-based production systems, the long-term impact of casinospill which on the

environment, economic viability and social cohesion is difficult to foresee. Policy makers, businesses and civil society organisations demand

that the sustainability of new production systems is safeguarded. Hence, sustainability assessment methods that quantify environmental, economic and social impacts are needed for the bio-based economy.
However, so far academic training insufficiently reflects the relevance of sustainability impact assessment in business and policy making. “Careers in Sustainability Excellence” (CASTLE) closes this gap as it combines scientific, innovative, problem-oriented research and practical training of young academics on methods used for sustainability impact assessments in the bio-energy and forest-based sector in Europe. CASTLE educates sustainability experts for the broader bio-based economy.

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Research Programme on Climate Change and Sustainable Development

FEEM, a leading research institute on sustainable development (www.feem.it) aims to recruiting motivated and talented researchers to cover ten open positions within the Climate Change and Sustainable Development Research Programme.
The Programme carries out high level research in the following areas: climate change integrated assessment modelling, climate change policy and governance, climate-related innovation and technological change, natural hazards and extreme climate-related events, management of natural resources, sustainability and growth beyond GDP.

Requirements
Candidates should have a Ph.D. (or be close to completion) in economics or energy engineering, mathematics, and physics, coupled with a solid economic background. Four-year (full time equivalent) research experience may substitute the Ph.D. degree. Experience in conducting applied and/or econometric research using both analytical and numerical methods in one or more of the following areas is requested:

  • Integrated assessment modeling and quantitative assessment of climate impacts and policies;
  • Computable general equilibrium modeling;
  • Global modeling of land use and forestry;
  • Adaptive capacity to risk posed by extreme climatic and meteorological events;
  • Biodiversity and ecosystem services;
  • Marine strategy;
  • Sustainability assessment and applied research in environmental economics;
  • Political economy and the environment.

FEEM offers a truly interdisciplinary workplace and has strong ties to a worldwide network of research institutions engaged in environmental research. Selected applicants will interact with researchers of different nationalities and have the opportunity to present scientific papers at a number of conferences and workshops.
Selected applicants are expected to begin their assignments

in 2013. The appointment period can be up to 3 years, with an evaluation after the first one. Gross salary is competitive and will be based on qualification and experience. Research will be carried out at the FEEM premises in Milan or in Venice, Italy.

Application requirements
Applicants should send a detailed curriculum vitae, a job market paper (an authored or co-authored paper which demonstrates the applicant’s skills relevant to the topic of the position), and at least one letter of recommendation to Monica Eberle (monica.eberle@feem.it). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Candidates participating at the Allied Social Science Associations (ASSA) Annual Meeting taking place in San Diego, CA, in January 3-6, 2013, are kindly requested to indicate it in their applications: job interviews may be carried within that conference.

Deadline for applications FEEM will begin considering candidates immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

Please mention ref CCSD10/10.2012 in your application.

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