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Funded PhD student and Research Assistant - Economic assessment to support Climate Change policies

The Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) offers a position for a researcher in the context of a project financed by the European Commission H2020 Program RESIN: Climate REsilient CitieS and INfrastructures. The objective of RESIN is to provide standardised methodologies for vulnerability assessments, performance evaluations of adaptation measures, and for decision support tools supporting the development of robust adaptation strategies tailored to the city. To this end, RESIN aims to create a common unifying framework that allows comparing strategies, results and identification of best practices by:

  • Creating an urban typology that characterises European cities based on different socio-economic and biophysical variables.
  • Delivering standardised methods for assessing climate change impacts, vulnerabilities, and risks; providing an inventory of adaptation measures and developing standardised methods to assess the performance of such adaptation measures.
  • Collaborating closely with 4 ‘case cities’ for practical applicability and reproducibility, and with European Standardisation organisations to ensure a systematic (standardised) implementation.
  • Integrating findings in a coherent framework for the decision making process, with associated methods, tools and datasets.The consortium consists of 17 partners from 8 different European countries, experienced in urban resilience and climate change, and combining theory (knowledge institutes/universities) with practice (cities, consultancies, network organisation, standardisation institute). More information on http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/196890_en.html

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 literature.
  • Data gathering, analysis and writing reports.
  • Assist in the elaboration of a case study analysis.
  • Any other task required in research projects in which s/he will be involved.
  • Engage in the preparation of a PhD dissertation under the UPV-EHU PhD program.

Experience/skills required:

  • The applicant must hold a post-graduate in economics as well as good background in environmental economics and topics related to climate change.
  • The applicant must have excellent interpersonal as well communication skills (written and oral) in English. Knowledge of Spanish and/or Basque will be desirable.

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

Tenure: The position will be for a period of 24 months (extensible to 24 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: Applicants are invited to submit their CV, a one page motivation letter and the contact details of two referees to hr@bc3research.org with “research assistant position RESIN” in the subject line. Informal enquiries can be made to Dr. Ibon Galarraga (ibon.galarraga@bc3research.org).

Closing date:  30th of September, 2014


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