We are looking for an experienced postdoctoral researcher to lead the development and calculus of a Rural Vulnerability Index in rural Spain. The postdoc will join the Laseg research group and the SEVERAS project, hosted at the Environmental Science and Technology Institute (ICTA, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona). The project is funded by La Caixa Foundation. Tasks - The administration of a Delphi survey. - The development of a rural vulnerability index by processing and assembling several datasets. - The co-organization of a webinar with key experts in rural vulnerability. - The design and implementation of three stakeholder workshops to validate the index. and explore vulnerability mitigation policies in specific regions of rural Spain. - The write up of a scientific article targeting a high impact/internationally recognized journal, a policy brief; and a report of the stakeholder workshops. - The co-supervision of one master’s student.
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ICTA-UAB is globally renowned for its cutting-edge research. In global university rankings, UAB ranks 8th in environmental studies worldwide and ICTA-UAB has hosted 7 ERC grants and it is currently running 18 international projects (13 from the EU-H2020 Programe). ICTA-UAB was accredited with the highest recognition of scientific research in Spain, the ‘María de Maeztu’ Unit of Excellence for the period 2016-2020, and recently again for the period 2020-2023.
ICTA-UAB provides a stimulating working environment in which mutual support is combined with a lot of room for individual initiative. The postdoc will become a member of our high-standing academic and international community with plenty of opportunities for collaboration. Within the SEVERAS project team, the postdoc will work back-to-back with the PIs and a team of one PhD student and one master’s student. We will encourage the postdoc to have her own voice within the project and explore additional research opportunities that are synergistic with it and contribute to promote her career. We challenge our staff and students to approach issues from multiple disciplines and encourage them to take a different view. We are also proud to welcome people from different countries, ethnicities, and genders.
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