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Postdoctoral researcher / Research Associate in Agricultural and Resource Economics 80 %

We are looking for a motivated candidate to join our team within LAMASUS, an EU-funded research project on modeling land use and land management in the context of climate change. This is right position for you, if you are enthusiastic about studying farm decisions in the context of climate change and designing policies aimed at sustainable land use.

School: Life Sciences und Facility Management
Starting date: 01.04.2024, fixed to 2 years

Your role

As part of LAMASUS, a Horizon Europe project evaluating policies for sustainable land use and land management in Europe (www.lamasus.eu), you will be responsible for conducting a choice experiment with farmers in France and Germany and examining their willingness to switch to carbon farming practices. Your tasks will be: 

  • Design and implementation of a choice experiment and analysis of its results; 
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals; 
  • Collaboration and active exchange with project partners and stakeholders.

Your profile

  • Master's degree and PhD in agricultural and resource economics or environmental economics; 
  • Scientific publications in refereed journals; 
  • Very good knowledge of microeconometric methods; 
  • Experiences in conducting surveys; 
  • Experiences in implementing choice experiments and knowledge of German are an advantage.

This is what we stand for

Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW is one of Switzerland's largest multidisciplinary universities of applied sciences, with over 14'000 students and 3'400 faculty and staff.

The Department of Life Sciences and Facility Management is located in Wädenswil on the left side of Lake Zurich. Here, teaching and research are conducted in the fields of the environment, nutrition and food, health and society. The Institute for Environment and Natural Resources (IUNR) implements applied research and development projects and provides services to public and private sector institutions. It consists of six research areas, in particular, Ecotechnologies and Energy Systems, Geoecology, Organic Agriculture, Sustainability Transformation and Food Systems, Tourism and Sustainable Development and Urban Ecosystems.

The research group Agricultural and Resource Economics is a team of environmental, resource and agricultural economists. The core research areas of the research group are Economics of climate change, Economic valuation of ecosystem services, Productivity and sustainability in the agri-food sector, and Innovation and behavioral aspects of decision making.

ZHAW is committed to gender-mixed and diverse teams in order to promote equality, diversity and innovation.

Application deadline: 29.02.2024.

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Contact

Prof. Dr. Raushan Bokusheva
Head of Agricultural and Resource Economics

raushan.bokusheva@zhaw.ch

Manuela Laure
Recruiting Manager

manuela.laure@zhaw.ch

2023-12-22
Temporary
ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
Wädenswil Region of Zurich 8820