PostDoc Position Trade, Carbon Emissions and Land-Use Change

PostDoc Position Trade, Carbon Emissions and Land-Use Change

ESEE - European Society for Ecological Economics

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

The project is conducted together with the Institute of Social Ecology at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna. The position at SBiK-F will be at the interface of ecology, geography and economics. The candidate will focus on advancing methods to capture production, trade, and consumption of biomass products and to attribute land-use change and environmental impacts to different consumption activities.

Your tasks:

  • Compare and advance existing approaches for consumption-based accounting of agricultural and forestry products;
  • Develop attribution schemes to assign environmental load (e.g., land-use change emissions, biodiversity loss) to production and consumption activities;
  • Conduct statistical analyses of global data;
  • Contribute to project management (strategic planning, meetings, reporting);
  • Publish results in international journals in cooperation with the project team.

Your profile:

  • PhD degree in interdisciplinary environmental or sustainability science, e.g. industrial ecology, social ecology, ecological economics, physical geography, land system science or another relevant field;
  • Programming skills (R, Matlab, Phython or similar) and familiarity in working with large datasets and their statistical analysis;
  • Experience in environmental accounting methods such as environmental footprinting, lifecycle assessment, multi-region input-output analysis, material-flow accounting, greenhouse-gas accounting; preferably with a link to land-use issues;
  • Excellent publication record;
  • Excellent English language skills;
  • Interested and preferably experience in working in an interdisciplinary environment.

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