PhD Position (3 years, 75% TV-L E13) in BEATLE Project - WP3

University of Hohenheim

Germany

July 11, 2022

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Academic position PhD Position (3 years, 75% TV-L E13) in BEATLE Project - WP3

PhD position within the social-ecological junior research group BEATLE at the University of Hohenheim (3 years, 75% TV-L E13) for the “development of an ecological-economic model for the analysis of biodiversity friendly land- use and food policy scenarios” in work package (WP) 3.

PhD position within the social-ecological junior research group BEATLE at the University of Hohenheim (3 years, 75% TV-L E13) for the “development of an ecological-economic model for the analysis of biodiversity friendly land-use and food policy scenarios” in work package (WP) 3.

The BEATLE project aims to generate knowledge on how policy and society can achieve a transformation towards a biodiversity friendly land-use and food system. For more information visit our project website (see apo.uni- hohenheim.de/beatle for the German version)

The PhD project will focus on WP3, in which ecological relationships are integrated into an economy-wide model (computable general equilibrium) allowing for the ecological-economic simulation of land-use and food policy scenarios. The model will focus on incorporating insect-related ecosystem services (e.g., pollination services, pest control, etc.) and will also differentiate between conventional and organic agricultural production technologies.

For this position, we look for a highly motivated PhD student starting in September or October 2022.

Your tasks involve:

- Develop an interface to transfer synthesized knowledge of ecological relationships into economic simulation models (collaboration with WP2, led by Dr. Anne Mupepele, Uni Freiburg)

- Extend existing model database and frameworks to incorporate ecological relationships and depict differences in production technologies

- Simulation of biodiversity friendly land-use and food policy scenarios

- Collaborating with the other PhD projects in modeling and analyzing biodiversity friendly transformation scenarios

Your profile:

§ Master or equivalent in agricultural / environmental / applied economics or related field

§ Skills in using GAMS, statistical software (preferably R) and spatial analysis (QGIS, ArcGIS) desired. Previous experience in ecological/economic simulation modelling is an advantage.

§ High motivation to engage with topics related to biodiversity conservation and agricultural policies in Germany and Europe.

§ Strong interest in research, including willingness to write scientific papers

§ Fluent in English. Desirably elementary knowledge in German / willingness to learn German.

§ You work independently; motivated to work in interdisciplinary and international teams

§ Willingness to travel within Germany (Stuttgart-Freiburg) and internationally

BEATLE is a junior research group funded by the BMBF and led by Dr. Arndt Feuerbacher at the University of Hohenheim, running from 07/2022 to 06/2027. For questions please contact Dr. Arndt Feuerbacher (a.feuerbacher@uni- hohenheim.de).

For international candidates, the University of Hohenheim offers support with the logistics of relocating to Germany (https: // www. uni- hohenheim.de/en/welcome-center). Disabled persons will be given preference if equally qualified. The University of Hohenheim aims to increase the number of female scientists, thus applications from women are particularly welcome.

Application deadline : 11.07.2022

Please attach the following documents to your application: Your application should include a motivation letter, CV, certificates and references, to be submitted via the University of Hohenheim website.

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