Postdoc position in agri-environmental contracts

The Department of Food and Resource Economics, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen invites applications for a 3-year postdoctoral position in work on a newly funded European project on agri-environmental contracts to improve the delivery of public goods from European agriculture coordinated by Prof. Mette Termansen ( ).
The Department wishes to fill the position by 1 May 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.  
The postdoc will be working with a large team of environmental and agricultural economists from leading European research groups in the field. The postdoc’s duties will be to contribute to the development of the research protocols in the project, contribute to data collection and analysis, and write-up of the work into research papers and project deliverables to the Commission. Furthermore, the postdoc will assist the coordinator in the day-to-day management of the project and will have the opportunity to contribute to the Departments MSc programmes in Environmental and Resource Economics and in Agricultural Economics.  
Applicants must have a PhD degree, or be close to being awarded a PhD, in environmental/agricultural economics or equivalent, and should have research experience from working on agri-environmental issues in a EU context.  
Further information on the Department can be found at . Inquiries about the position and the project can be made to Prof. Mette Termansen, tel. (+45) 35337471, ( ) or Head of Section Prof. Henrik Meilby (+45) 3533 1740, ( ).
The position is open from 1st of May 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. 
Terms of employment 
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.  
Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.  
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.  
Please include  
  • Curriculum vita 
  • Diplomas  
  • Motivation letter, briefly outlining experience with research, advisory work and teaching 
  • Complete publication list 
  • Separate reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers

Deadline for applications is 10 March 2019, 23:59 GMT +1. 


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Application deadline: 10-03-2019
Employment start: 01-05-2019
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of food and Resource Economics

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