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PhD Position in Environmental or Ecological Economics
100%, Zurich, fixed-term
Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, is a
Swiss-based and internationally networked aquatic research institute within
the ETH domain (Swiss Federal Institute of Science and Technology). It is
committed to the ecologically, economically and socially responsible
management of water resources and aquatic ecosystems.
The Department of Environmental Social Sciences has a vacancy for a PhD
Position in Environmental or Ecological Economics (100%, 4 years)
The PhD position is part of one WP in the TREBRIDGE project, where besides the
PhD student, there will be a postdoc and three senior scientists involved.
This WP focuses on assessing the monetary and non-monetary value of nature
based on societal preferences in three case study regions. More specifically,
the prospective PhD student will identify socio-economic factors to be
included in the economic analysis and costs of current policy and management
practices. The PhD student will then assess monetary and non-monetary values
of nature for alternative future scenarios, which will differ in terms of
resource use/non-use options, tradeoffs and climate change impacts. This
process will include eliciting public preferences for different management
alternatives in the case study regions and comparing the economic desirability
of future scenarios through cost-benefit analysis. To this end, an online
survey, including stated preference valuation methods, will be conducted among
the general population living in the case study regions. The survey will also
aim to capture the non-monetary values of nature (e.g. sense of identity and
place) which cannot be expressed in monetary terms. The future scenarios will
be developed through a participatory process in another WP, which the team of
this WP will also be involved in. Apart from regular project meetings, the
project foresees three stakeholder workshops, which are expected to provide
inputs for this WP and where the results of this WP will be presented.
We are thus looking for a PhD student interested in conducting in-depth,
qualitative and quantitative economic research, applied to the ecology, the
environment and natural resources. The prospective candidates should have
completed or be in the process of completing a master program in economics.
Other disciplines may also be considered depending on the skill-set.
Candidates should have a strong interest in academic research and empirical
work. Training in or experience with environmental or ecological economics
will be considered an asset. The position requires a good command of German
and English in speaking and writing. French language skills are an asset.
awag is a leading institute world-wide for research in Aquatic Sciences &
Technology with some 600 collaborators including over 100 PhD students in a
stimulating multidisciplinary environment. As a modern employer Eawag offers
an excellent working environment where staff can contribute their strengths,
experience and ways of thinking. We promote gender equality and are committed
to staff diversity and inclusion. The compatibility of career and family is of
central importance to us. For more information about Eawag and our work
conditions please consult www. eawag.ch and
https: // www. eawag.ch/en/aboutus/working/employment/
The institute is located close to Zurich, which provides ample possibilities
for international education and is known for its excellent quality of life.
For further information, consult www. eawag.ch, contact Dr Ivana Logar, or Dr
Deadline for applications is 15 March 2022 with a potential start on 1
June 2022. The duration of the project is four years. Please submit your
motivation letter and CV (including grades, diploma, and two references) in
electronic form as one single PDF on our online portal.
Please click on the link below – it will take you directly to the application
form. We look forward to receiving your application.
Apply online now