Postdoctoral Fellow in Climate Economics

Company:Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBU

Location:Norway / Ås

Discipline:Climate Economics

Employment Type:Full-time for two years with 100% research, or three years with 2/3 research and 1/3 teaching

Posted:2021-09-22

Would you like to join a thriving, applied research group in environmental and resource economics; and work on a new project on value chains for CO2 storage and blue hydrogen in Europe?

Postdoctoral Fellow in Climate Economics

About the position

The NMBU School of Economics and Business (Handelshøyskolen) has a vacancy for a postdoctoral position within climate economics.

The position is full-time for two years with 100% research, or three years with 2/3 research and 1/3 teaching. The planned start-up is January 2022.

The position is part of the new project, “Developing value chains for CO2 storage and blue hydrogen in Europe” (Device), financed by the Research Council of Norway and lead by the Frisch Centre.

The main workplace for the postdoc will be at NMBU with opportunities for research stays at the Frisch Centre and academic institutions abroad.

Main tasks

The position is fulltime for two years with 100% research, or three years with 2/3 research and 1/3 teaching, supervision, and administrative duties. The tentative teaching load corresponds to teaching10 ECTS credits and supervising two master’s theses a year.

In the research project, the postdoc will contribute to study how to develop value chains for CO2 storage and blue hydrogen in Europe (naturalgas based hydrogen production with capture and storage of CO2). Possible tasks may include factors influencing demand for, and supply of, CO2 storage; the interactions between value chains for CO2 storage and blue hydrogen; competition between green and blue hydrogen; and policy instruments to develop value chains for CO2 storage and blue hydrogen. The contribution of the postdoc will be a combination of modelling based on economic theory and empirical work. The postdoc will work closely with senior researchers and a PhD student. Which parts of the project the postdoc will work on will be decided based on discussions with supervisors and other project participants. More information about the overall research project is found here: https://www.nmbu.no/en/faculty/hh/news/node/43785

We expect the postdoc to have a strong research focus on applied economic theory, including energy economics, environmental economics, and industrial organization. The postdoc should, as being part of a research team, aim for publication in high-quality journals.

The main purpose of the postdoctoral position is to qualify for work in high-level scientific positions.

Competence

Required academic qualifications

  • A completed PhD in economics
  • Candidates in the process of finalizing their PhD are also encouraged to apply, provided the PhD is completed prior to starting the position (January 2022).
  • Proficiency in English, spoken and written

Desired qualifications

  • A track record of publishing in good economics journals
  • Research experience related to the topic or methods relevant to the project
  • Relevant experience in teaching and student supervision
  • Proficiency in a Scandinavian language (Norwegian, Danish, or Swedish), spoken and written

Required personal skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work in cross-disciplinary teams

Desired personal skills

  • Ability to establish research and outreach networks
  • Ability to work independently and under time constraints
  • Ability to contribute to a good atmosphere in the research group

Remuneration and further information

The position is placed in government pay scale position code 1352 Postdoctoral Fellow, wage framework 24 (salary grade 59-72) (NOK 534.400-677.600), depending on qualifications.

Seniority promotion in position.

For further information, please contact:

  • Professor Knut Einar Rosendahl. E-mail: knut.einar.rosendahl@nmbu.no; phone +47 67231145
  • Head of Research, Professor Frode Alfnes. E-mail: frode.alfnes@nmbu.no; phone +47 6723 1112
  • Dean Gro Ladegård. E-mail: gro.ladegard@nmbu.no; phone +47 6723 1188
    general Information to applicants

Application

To apply online for the position, please click on the 'Apply for this job' button above. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you do not already have one) and log in before completing the online application form.

Application deadline: 14.10.2021

Up to ten publications selected by the applicant as most relevant must be attached to the application. If it is difficult to identify the contribution of the applicant in multiple-author publications, a short explanation about the applicant’s contribution to the work is recommended.

Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent by surface mail to Norwegian University of Life Sciences, School of Economics and Business, P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås, by the application deadline. Please quote reference number 21/04409.

Applicants invited for an interview will be asked to present verified copies of diplomas and certificates.

About the School of Economics and Business

Our mission is to create knowledge across the fields of economics and business administration, and to develop professionals and leaders who combine an economic mindset with multidisciplinary knowledge equipped to address real-world problems with sustainability as a guiding principle.

The School of Economics and Business is one of seven faculties at NMBU. Our mission is to create knowledge across the fields of economics and business administration, and to develop professionals and leaders who combine an economic mindset with multidisciplinary knowledge equipped to address real-world problems with sustainability as a guiding principle. The School of Economics and Business offers bachelor and master programmes in Business Administration and in Economics, a master programme in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Bioeconomy, and a PhD program in Economics and Business. These degree programmes have approximately 700 students. The School has 55 faculty and staff members and more than 40 PhD students. For more information, see www.nmbu.no/en/faculty/hh

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

NMBU has a particular responsibility for research and education that secures the basis for the life of future generations. Sustainability is rooted in everything we do and we deliver knowledge for life. NMBU has 1,800 employees of which about 250 phd scholarships and 6,000 students.
The university is divided into seven faculties.

NMBU believes that a good working environment is characterised by diversity.

We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, functional ability, cultural background or whether you have been outside the labour market for a period. If necessary, workplace adaptations will be made for persons with disabilities. More information about NMBU is available at www.nmbu.no.

Jobbnorge ID: 212275, Deadline: Thursday, October 14, 2021

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