Environmental economics: New ideas in survey research
Ref SLU ua 2018.2.5.1-931
SLU seeks applications for an open post-doc position at the SLU-Umeå campus. Our group does research on environmental and resource economics within a Centre for Environmental and Resource Economics (CERE), one of the larger groups in Europe in the field. We are looking for postdoc applicants holding a PhD in economics, or related fields, having an interest in the intersection of economics, statistics and psychology. The applicant will work closely together with a post-doc in statistics and a team of researchers in psychophysics at the Stockholm University. The post-docs will be supervised jointly by Associate Professor Magnus Ekström, Umeå University, Professor Bengt Kriström, SLU/CERE and Professor Mats E. Nilsson, Stockholm University. The research focuses on improving surveys, not the least those used in non-market valuation research using self-selected intervals for elicitation. Both economic and statisical theory must be developed to cater for the non-standard type of data generated. A particularly important part of the testing this elicitation mechanism is carried out at the Gösta Ekman laboratory of cognitive neuroscience (GEL), Stockholm University.
The postdoc will be involved in all aspects of the research, including project planning, research design, data analysis, presentation of findings at conferences, and preparation of manuscripts for submission to leading peer-reviewed journals. The Postdoc will have the opportunity to co-author papers with colleagues, work with an array of affiliated faculty, including several post-docs interested in the same topic, and develop independent projects related to these research areas. There are no organizational or teaching duties, although teaching can be offered.
The appointment will be for two years with flexible starting date beginning August 2018.
The ideal candidate will have, at the time of appointment, completed a PhD in economics oriented towards microeconomics, or similar, e.g. economic psychology. We welcome applicants interested in non-standard theories of consumer behavior. Excellent English writing skills are essential. An ability and a strong interest in co-operation with colleagues in other sciences is vital.
Our offices are located at the Umeå Campus and the working language is English. The city of Umeå is the largest city in Northern Sweden, with approximately 120,000 inhabitants. Umeå is a vibrant cultural hub of northern Sweden, and was even designated a culture capital of Europe in 2014. The city houses two Universities (Umeå University and SLU), meaning that over 30,000 students live in Umeå. Umeå also has a well-developed sports, music, and outdoor recreation scene.
We look forward to receiving your online application, including a cover letter, CV, graduate school transcripts, a writing sample, and at least two letters of recommendation.
As postdoctoral appointments are career-developing positions for junior researchers, we are primarily looking for candidates with a doctoral degree that is three years old at the most.
Place of work:
Form of employment:
A temporary position for two years
specific date to be discussed, but ideally during August 2018.
No later than May 15, 2018
Academic union representatives:
The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. The university ranks well internationally within its subject areas. SLU is a research-intensive university that also offers unique degree programmes in for example rural development and natural resource management, environmental economics, animal science and landscape architecture.
SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala.
SLU is an equal opportunity employer.
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