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PhD student on Adaptation to Climate Change in International Fisheries

The Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) offers a PhD student position in Bilbao/Leioa (Spain) for conducting a PhD within the European Research Council (ERC Starting Grant) project “CLOCK - Climate Adaptation to Shifting Stocks”, led by Dr. Elena Ojea. The successful candidate will start in October 1st and will enroll the doctorate program Do Mar from Campus do Mar (Vigo, Spain).  Send your application before July 25th, 2016.

Position

The Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) offers a PhD student position in Bilbao/Leioa (Spain) for conducting a PhD within the European Research Council (ERC Starting Grant) project “CLOCK - Climate Adaptation to Shifting Stocks”, led by Dr. Elena Ojea.
The Basque Excellence Research Centre (BC3) is based in the Basque Country and contributes to long term research on the causes and consequences of climate change in order to foster the creation of knowledge in this multidisciplinary science.
The successful candidate will join BC3 in the Campus of UPV-EHU Leioa (Basque Country, Spain) to work on a new research project coordinated by the University of Vigo and BC3, and will enroll in the doctorate program “Do*Mar – Marine Science, Technology and Management” from Campus do Mar (Vigo, Spain).  

Job Description

The successful applicant will develop a PhD in the ERC project " CLOCK – Climate Adaptation to Shifting Stocks". This is a highly multidisciplinary project that addresses Adaptation to Climate Change in Marine systems from an ecological, social and an economic perspective. The student will have the chance to explore the needs for adaptation in the context of international fisheries, transboundary stocks and climate change that are relevant for the Basque Country.
During the development of the PhD, the student will have the chance to work closely with Basque institutions as well as with the Campus do Mar, based in Vigo. The project will offer the opportunity to work with other world reference research teams on the topic, such as the Sustainable Fisheries Group (SFG http://sfg.msi.ucsb.edu/), affiliated with the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management and the Marine Science Institute at UCSB (USA). We are looking for a Master’s level individual with background in marine science and/or policy, and highly motivated for conducting a PhD in the topic, and engaging in Basque fisheries problems and solutions, with great technical, language, and team work skills.

Minimum Qualifications (Exclusion criteria)

At the time of recruitment the candidate:

  • Must hold a degree that would formally entitle him/her to embark on a doctorate for the academic course 2016-2017 (Master Degree or minimum 300 ECTS), and be willing to be enrolled in the doMar PhD Program. Candidates are advised to check that they fulfill the requirements admission here:

http://campusdomar.es/es/phd-in-marine-science-technology-and-management-domar

  • Master’s in marine ecology, marine management, environmental science and management, natural resource economics, climate change adaptation or related field.
  • High English level written and spoken.
  • Should not have a PhD.

Preferred Qualifications (Selection Criteria)

  • Experience with quantitative, statistical and modeling approaches to environmental management, including big data management, models related to fisheries management and spatial analyses;
  • Experience with qualitative approaches to environmental management, stakeholder analysis, focus groups, preference analysis, participative methods, etc.;
  • Experience in research, scientific reports, publications;
  • Coding skills and experience with R or similar;
  • Experience and/or interest in GIS, GIS, Remote Sensing, big data;
  • Interest and background for conducting a case study in the Basque Country;
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English, to contribute to reports and peer-reviewed scientific publications, deliver presentations, and translate scientific concepts for diverse audiences;
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build and maintain strong relationships with academic, NGO and government partners and to work effectively as part of a highly collaborative research team;
  • Willingness to travel internationally, proved with international mobility and/or secondments or similar;
  • Proficiency in Spanish and Basque. Other languages will be valued as well.

Salary and Benefits

  • This is a 4-year fellowship to fulfill a PhD, subject to an annual scientific external evaluation.
  • Salary level and step commensurate with qualifications.
  • Start date is negotiable, but ideally would be in October 1st, 2016.
  • The project covers PhD enrollment and other fees related to the PhD program and research activities.
  • The project potentially covers a research stay of up to 6 months to an international institute of high repute and travel money for research purposes.
  • The fellow will have access to a wide range of academic activities (research seminars and workshops), as well as ad hoc training in specific scientific skills and career development courses. 

Applications

Interested candidates should send the application to the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), human resources (hr@bc3research.org) by 8PM (CET) on 25th of July 2016 to receive full consideration.  Please include in the subject “Application for CLOCK project”. The application email should include:

  1. A letter of interest up to 1000 words (2 pages) in English,
    • Explaining the motivation for conducting a PhD, and to dedicate her/his research to the topic for the next 4 years.
    • Explaining the applicant’s background and expertise, with a focus on the skills, knowledge and aptitude they would bring to the position.
  2. A Curriculum Vitae of the applicant: indicating the grade point average of the applicant bachelor’s and master’s degree, courses taken as relevant for the position, specific technical skills, and previous work related to the topic (master’s thesis, reports and others).
  3. Up to three references with their contacts. Support letters will be required only in the second step of the evaluation.


All candidates fulfilling the minimum requirements will be evaluated starting July 25th, 2016 based on the Preferred Qualifications indicated before. Pre-selected candidates will be notified by late July and interviewed in early August. Final decision will be made by August 15th, 2016.

Closing date: 8PM (CET) on 25th of July 2016

Call Document:

pdf CLOCK Project_call


Funded PhD student / Research Assistant for CONSEED Project

Understanding consumer behaviour to support energy efficiency policies


Job description
The Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) offers a position for a PhD student / Research Assistant in the context of a project financed by the European Commission H-2020 Program under Energy Efficiency Call (H2020-EE-2016-2017): CONSEED: CONSumer Energy Efficiency Decision making.
CONSEED will develop a model of consumer decision making using existing models and empirical data to research on consumer's behaviour related to energy efficiency. It will then generate a comprehensive database of empirical data on the factors a range of consumer groups (households, services, agricultural and industrial sectors) consider at the point of sale for appliances/machinery, buildings and transport through focus groups, consumer surveys, field trials and choice experiments in different geographical locations. Using this database, it will characterise and test the model of consumer decision making - in particular, it will examine the interaction of different consumers with existing energy efficiency policies aimed at influencing consumer decisions at the point of sale such as  EU labelling schemes for appliances, buildings and cars – and make policy recommendations based on the empirical evidence collected.

The researcher will mainly contribute to the project although collaborations in other projects and tasks will also be required.
Specifically the Research Assistant will:

  • Undertake in depth reviews of the energy efficiency literature
  • Assist in the data gathering, and statistical and econometric analysis of the empirical data
  • Write reports
  • Assist in the design and analysis of a case study in Spain, involving focus groups, consumer surveys and a field trial
  • Any other task required in research projects in which s/he will be involved
  • Engage in the preparation of a PhD dissertation under the PhD program of the University of the Basque Country (Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, UPV-EHU)

Minimum qualifications

  • The applicant must hold a post-graduate in economics that would formally entitle him/her to embark on a doctorate for the academic course 2016-2017 (Master Degree or minimum 300 ECTS), and be willing to be enrolled in the PhD Program of the University of the Basque Country (Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, UPV-EHU). Useful information can be found at: http://www.ehu.eus/en/web/mde/doktoregoa
  • Strong background in quantitative economics (econometrics)
  • The applicant must know how to use an statistical-econometric software such as STATA, R,  Limdep (NLOGIT), MATLAB or similar
  • The applicant must have excellent interpersonal as well communication skills (written and oral) in English

Preferred qualifications / skills

  • Knowledge on consumer choice energy efficiency models and experimental/behavioural economics will be a plus
  • Expertise in designing and analysing households’ consumer surveys will be valued
  • Knowledge of Spanish and/or Basque will be desirable

Envisaged starting date of the contract: Starting date is negotiable, but ideally would be in December 2016 – January 2017

Location: Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), Bilbao, Spain

Tenure: The position will be for a period of 24 months (extensible to 12 more months), with a 6 month probation period

Salary: The position will carry competitive salaries according to the academic and professional profile of the applicant and excellent conditions of work

Applications: Interested applicants should send the application to the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), human resources (hr@bc3research.org) including in the subject “Research Assistant position for CONSEED project”. The application should include:
1. One page motivation letter in English,

  • Explaining the motivation for conducting a PhD, and to dedicate her/his research to the topic for the next years
  • Explaining the applicant’s background and expertise, with a focus on the skills, knowledge and aptitude they would bring to the position.

2. Curriculum Vitae (maximum 3 pages), including: education (indicating the grade point average of the bachelor degree and master degree), courses taken as relevant for the position, specific technical skills, and previous work related to the topic (master’s thesis, reports and others)

3. Two reference / support letters with the corresponding contacts

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr. Ibon Galarraga (ibon.galarraga@bc3research.org.) or Dr. Amaia de Ayala (amaia.deayala@bc3research.org). 

Closing date 30th of October, 2016 (CET: 17:00)

Call Document: 

pdf Phd position conseed


Funded PhD student / Research Assistant for ENABLE.EU project

Understanding the drivers of individual and collective energy choices in Europe

Job description

The Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) offers a position for a PhD student / Research Assistant in the context of a project financed by the European Commission H-2020 Program under Competitive Low-carbon Energy Call (H2020-LCE-2016-2017): ENABLE.EU: Enabling the Energy Union through understanding the drivers of individual and collective energy choices in Europe.
ENABLE aims to contribute to more enlightened, research-based policy decisions, to ease the finding of the right incentives for the reaching of the twin goals of successful implementation of the Energy Union and Europe’s transition towards a decarbonised energy system of the future. To reach this final aim, ENABLE.EU will seek to provide an excellent understanding of the social and economic drivers of individual and collective energy choices with a focus on understanding changes in energy choice patterns.

The researcher will mainly contribute to the project although collaborations in other related projects and tasks will also be required. Specifically the Research Assistant will:

  • Undertake in depth reviews of the literature, particularly regarding social, cultural and economic drivers of individual and collective energy choices
  • Assist in the design and analysis of household surveys
  • Write reports
  • Assist in the elaboration of a case study analysis on low carbon mobility, and heating & cooling habits in Spain
  • Any other task required in research projects in which s/he will be involved
  • Engage in the preparation of a PhD dissertation under the PhD program of the University of the Basque Country (Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, UPV-EHU)

Minimum qualifications

  • The applicant must hold a post-graduate in economics that would formally entitle him/her to embark on a doctorate for the academic course 2016-2017 (Master Degree or minimum 300 ECTS), and be willing to be enrolled in the PhD Program of the University of the Basque Country (Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, UPV-EHU). Useful information can be found at: http://www.ehu.eus/en/web/mde/doktoregoa
  • Strong background in quantitative economics
  • The applicant must know how to use an statistical-econometric software such as MATLAB, STATA, R,  Limdep (NLOGIT) or similar
  • The applicant must have excellent interpersonal as well communication skills (written and oral) in English

Preferred qualifications / skills

  • Knowledge on behavioural economics is very much appreciated
  • Expertise in designing and analysing households’ questionnaires will be a plus
  • Knowledge of Spanish and/or Basque will be desirable

Envisaged starting date of the contract: Starting date is negotiable, but ideally would be in March - April, 2017

Location: Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), Bilbao, Spain

Tenure: The position will be for a period of 24 months (extensible to 12 more months), with a 6 month probation period

Salary: The position will carry competitive salaries according to the academic and professional profile of the applicant and excellent conditions of work

Applications: Interested applicants should send the application to the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), human resources (hr@bc3research.org) including in the subject “Research Assistant position for ENABLE.EU project”. The application should include:
1. One page motivation letter in English,

  • Explaining the motivation for conducting a PhD, and to dedicate her/his research to the topic for the next years
  • Explaining the applicant’s background and expertise, with a focus on the skills, knowledge and aptitude they would bring to the position

2. Curriculum Vitae (maximum 3 pages), including: education (indicating the grade point average of the bachelor degree and master degree), courses taken as relevant for the position, specific technical skills, and previous work related to the topic (master’s thesis, reports and others).

3. Two reference / support letters with the corresponding contacts
Informal enquiries can be made to Dr. Ibon Galarraga (ibon.galarraga@bc3research.org.) or Dr. Amaia de Ayala (amaia.deayala@bc3research.org).

Closing date:  15th of December, 2016 (CET: 17:00)

Call document:

 pdf Phd position enable


Postdoctoral Fellow for ENABLE.EU project

Understanding the drivers of individual and collective energy choices in Europe


Job description
The Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) opens a competitive call for applications for a Postdoctoral contract in the context of project financed by the European Commission H-2020 Program under the Competitive Low-carbon Energy Call (H2020-LCE-2016-2017): ENABLE.EU: Enabling the Energy Union through understanding the drivers of individual and collective energy choices in Europe.
ENABLE aims to contribute to more enlightened, research-based policy decisions, to ease the finding of the right incentives for the reaching of the twin goals of successful implementation of the Energy Union and Europe’s transition towards a decarbonised energy system of the future. To reach this final aim, ENABLE.EU will seek to provide an excellent understanding of the social and economic drivers of individual and collective energy choices with a focus on understanding changes in energy choice patterns.
The researcher will mainly contribute to the project although collaborations in other related projects and tasks will also be required. pecifically, the applicant would:  

  • Lead a case study analysis on low carbon mobility, and heating & cooling habits in Spain and contribute to other tasks of the project
  • In collaboration with other partners of the project, design household surveys and analyse (both qualitatively and quantitatively) the gathered data within an interdisciplinary framework, combining economic, sociological and socio-psychological approaches for the analysis of individual and collective energy choices
  • Write deliverables for the European Commission
  • Publish high-impact, peer-reviewed research in international scientific journals
  • Contribute to Climate Policy research line at BC3

Minimum qualifications

  • PhD in economics and/or demonstrate a track record of peer-reviewed publications as well as the ability to initiate and complete original research
  • Strong background in quantitative and behavioural economics
  • Coding skills and expertise in analysing empirical data with a statistical-econometric software such as STATA, R, Limdep (NLOGIT), MATLAB or similar
  • Good interpersonal as well communication skills (both written and oral) in English

Preferred qualifications / skills

  • Expertise in designing and analysing household surveys is also valued
  • Good knowledge of the energy-related behaviour literature under the context of low carbon energy transition will be a plus
  • Flexibility to collaborate with partners of other projects related with energy economics, and to travel to meetings and workshops/conferences is very much appreciated
  • Knowledge of Spanish and/or Basque will be desirable

Envisaged starting date of the contract: Start date is negotiable, but ideally would be in March-April, 2017

Term of contract: The position will be for a period of 24 months (extensible to the end of the project), with a 6 month probation period

Salary: The position will carry competitive salary, matching the academic and professional profile of the applicant, and excellent conditions of work
Location: Basque Centre for Climate Change, Bilbao (Spain)

Interested applicants should send the application to the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), human resources (hr@bc3research.org) including in the subject “Postdoctoral application for ENABLE.EU project”. The application should include:

1. A letter of interest up to 1000 words (2 pages) in English,

  • Explaining the motivation for working in this project, and to dedicate her/his research to the topic for the next years
  • Explaining the applicant’s background and expertise, with a focus on the skills, knowledge and aptitude they would bring to the position.

2. A Curriculum Vitae (maximum 4 pages), including: education (bachelor degree, master degree, PhD), courses taken as relevant for the position, peer-reviewed publications related to the topic, specific technical skills, and previous work related to the topic (other research positions, Phd thesis, master’s thesis, reports and others).

3. At least two reference / support letters with the corresponding contacts

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr. Ibon Galarraga (ibon.galarraga@bc3research.org.) or Dr. Amaia de Ayala (amaia.deayala@bc3research.org).

Deadline for applications: 15th of December, 2016 (CET: 17:00)

Call document:

pdf Postdoc position enable


Open positions for Marie Curie individual fellowships (MSCA-IF) beneficiaries

The Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) offers the opportunity to act as host institution for beneficiaries of Marie Sklodowska-Curie individual fellowships (MSCA-IF), in any of the following topics:

  • Land use integrated management and climate change
  • Climate change and health impacts

Experience/skills required: The applicants must fulfill the eligibility conditions for the MSCA-IF call. Additionally, they should have excellent interpersonal as well as communication skills, both written and oral, in English. The applicants should demonstrate evidence of a track record in peer-reviewed publications as well as ability to initiate and complete research characterized by originality, creativity and innovation. 

Other experience/skills valued: Applicants will have a background in either physical or the social sciences but with a strong commitment to the study of climate change.

Location: BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change, Science Campus at Leioa, Spain.

Tenure: The position will initially be for the period covered by the MSCA fellowship.

Salary: The base salary will be the one established in the MSCA-IF rules, with full social security coverage following the Spanish legislation.

Those interested should send their application (CV, motivation letter, one-page summary of the proposal and names and full contact details of two referees) to hr@bc3research.org noting in the subject of the message “Open position for MSCA-IF applicants”.


Further information about the MSCA-IF call can be found in the Participant Portal of the European Commission:

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/2226-msca-if-2016.html  


Deadline for applications:  15th August  2016 (CET: 17:00)

Call document:

pdf Msca if

 



 
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