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Research Assistant, Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3)

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location Spain (North) - Europe
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Company Name BC3 - Basque Centre for Climate Change
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Research assistant, Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3)

Water Infrastructure Solutions from Ecosystem Services Underpinning Climate Resilient Policies and Programmes

The Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) offers a position for a research assistant in the context of a project financed by the International Climate Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, called WISE-UP: Water Infrastructure Solutions from Ecosystem Services Underpinning Climate Resilient Policies and Programmes.

Specifically the Research Assistant will:

  • Identify and evaluate the environmental benefits associated with changes to ecosystem functioning in river basins, through a literature review and the construction of a database summarizing qualitative and quantitative impacts.
  • Identify and evaluate adaptation measures and good practices, applicable to the selected study area, providing co-benefits of the protection of ecosystems.
  • Assist in the general methodological framework for assessing costs and benefits of adaptation in the selected study area.
  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders in Africa and participate to workshops and meetings. The project will involve field visits for short periods of time to Kenya and Ghana.
  • Contribute to the publication of high-impact, peer-reviewed research in international scientific journals.

Experience/skills required:

  • The applicant must have a degree in environmental economics/sciences or a related field as well as some background in economic valuation.
  • The applicant must have excellent interpersonal as well communication skills (written and oral) in English.

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 two referees to hr@bc3research.org with “Research Assistant WISE-UP” in the subject line.

Closing date:  31 January 2014

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