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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 Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 07/04/2014
Company Name BC3 - Basque Centre for Climate Change
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Research Assistant, Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3)

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 FP7 Program ECONADAPT: Economics of climate change adaptation in Europe. The aim of the ECONADAPT project is to provide user-orientated methodologies and evidence relating to economic appraisal criteria to inform the choice of adaptation actions using analysis that incorporates cross-scale governance under conditions of uncertainty. (More information in: http://www.bc3research.org/projects/econadapt.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:

  • Review de use of non-monetary metrics in sectoral development and adaptation assessment to date.
  • Assist in translating European socio-economic scenarios onto the IPCC-guided global SSPs.
  • Collaborate in ensuring consistency and comparability in estimates at different scales for different sectors and different time periods.
  • Develop protocols for transferring data from the micro scale to the macro and vice-versa.
  • Identify economic decision methods under uncertainty.
  • Contribute to the developing of a toolbox for economic assessment of adaptation.
  • Apply state of the art economic techniques to climate change policy and impacts analysis.
  • Undertake in depth reviews of the literature.
  • Data gathering, analysis and writing reports.

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 both English and Spanish.

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).

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 ECONADAPT” in the subject line. Informal enquiries can be made to Elisa Sainz de Murieta (elisa.sainzdemurieta@bc3research.org )

Closing date:  7th April 2014

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