Postdoctoral position in environmental and resource economics

with specific focus on experimental economics

The Center for Environmental and Resource Economics (CERE) has about 25 affiliated researchers and PhD students. CERE is located at the Department of Economics at Umeå University, and is a joint initiative between the SLU (Swedish Agricultural University) and Umeå University. Inaugurated in 2009, CERE is now a well-established center with more than ten nationalities represented and a vigorous research exchange program. For more information about the department and CERE, visit the websites,

The position is a full time scholarship for a period of 1.5 + three years extension after review, beginning at your earliest convenience. The conditions are (i) a very competitive renumeration (ii) fully covered insurance (iii) a personal ‘’research account’’ for external visits etc. The position as a postdoctoral researcher is a full-time research position, but teaching options will be made available. The position is located in the Centre for Environmental and Resource Economics (CERE), and the successful applicant will be affiliated with the Department of Forest Economics, SLU. Previous holders of the post-doc grant are listed here. Information about the foundation awarding the grant is here.

Eligibility requirements and evaluation criteria

A doctorate (PhD) in economics, or related fields, is required at the time of starting the position. The successful candidate will be free to pursue his/her own research agenda but should also be willing to be engaged in research as part of a team. The applicant must have obtained the doctorate (PhD) degree no more than three years prior to the application deadline.

Important criteria for evaluation include: previous research and research planning relevant to experimental economics widely interpreted, and scientific skills, demonstrated through publications in scientific journals, other publications and successful research applications. Furthermore, applicants are expected to possess:
  • Strong background in microeconomics and experimental economics
  • Excellent language and communication skills in English.
  • Ability to work in small groups or teams.


The application should include: (i) a brief description of your qualifications and a research agenda for the position (1 page), (ii) complete CV and publication list, (iii) copies or PDF files of at least two and up to four selected publications, (iv) Study Certificate from a University (or some idea of when such a certificate of PhD will be obtained), and (v) the names and contact addresses of 1-3 reference persons. Documents sent electronically should be in PDF format. A limited selection of applicants may be invited to give a seminar/lecture.

For further information, please contact professor Bengt Kriström, research director, CERE (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or professor Runar Brännlund, deputy research director, CERE (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
Send your complete application, marked with Post-doc in experimental economics, no later than June 30, 2018 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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