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Postdoctoral Fellow, Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3)

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location Spain (North) - Europe
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 15/12/2013
Company Name BC3 - Basque Centre for Climate Change
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The Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) is seeking to fill a postdoctoral position for work to be carried out  under the EC-FP7 PURGE project,  Public health impacts in URban environments of Greenhouse gas Emissions reduction strategies . The researcher will be expected to provide estimates of the costs of different measures to reduce GHG emissions and improve the health of households, as well as to analyze the impact of these measures in terms of changes of energy use and potential drivers of behavioral change. Costs estimates will be used to assess the cost effectiveness of different measures being considered under the PURGE project. The researcher will also participate in other related projects in BC3. 

The Postdoctoral Fellow will: 

  • Identify options and review literature on likely impacts on energy use and costs of measures;
  • Integrate results with outputs from other work packages of the project;
  • Calculate the health benefits and costs of measures analyzed in the project;
  • Participate in project meetings within the PURGE consortium; and
  • Publish high-impact, peer-reviewed research in international scientific journals..

Experience/skills required: 

  • The applicant must have a PhD (or nearing completion) in environmental economics/sciences or a related field as well as a strong background in environmental valuation and econometric modelling. Expertise in the areas of energy, health and the environment is desirable.
  • The applicant must have excellent interpersonal as well communication skills (both written and oral) in English.
  • The applicant should demonstrate evidence of a track record in peer-reviewed publications as well as the ability to initiate and complete research characterized by originality, creativity and innovation.

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

Tenure: The position will be for a period of 12 months.

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 three referees to hr@bc3research.org with “Postdoctoral position on energy economic” in the subject line. Informal enquiries can be made to Dr. Ibon Galarraga (ibon.galarraga@bc3research.org) or Dr. Joseph Spadaro (joseph.Spadaro@bc3research.org).

Closing date: 15 December 2013

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