Postdoc en cambio climático en el País Vasco ~

17 de marzo de 2022

Postdoc en cambio climático en el País Vasco

Oferta compartida por Cristina

Postdoctoral researcher at Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) to work in UNDUE project 

The Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), offers a 2 years full-time postdoctoral position to work in the project UNDUE (Water management and governance Under Uncertainty: a Mediterranean watershed case). UNDUE is financed by the Research Spanish Agency («Proyectos de I+D+i» ref. PID2020-114944RB-I00) to investigate the role and function of uncertainty in collective decision-making processes in water management and governance. This is an action research project, situated in the Mijares river basin, Spain. The main goal of the project is to collaborate with different local actors to develop innovative methods to understand the effects of uncertainty and how to cope with it in ways that are socially inclusive and just.

The project is run under COLLAB at BC3 (, a research group devoted to study collective processes of decision-making and knowledge coproduction. UNDUE´s work is carried out by an interdisciplinary team of researchers, from the field of computer sciences, economy, conservation and natural sciences, who are looking forward to welcoming a new member. This new member, will:
Take the lead in the design and implementation of experiments using games and simulations for the study of uncertainty
Organize and support stakeholder work and meetings
Develop coproduction workshops
Publish high-impact, peer-reviewed research in international scientific journals.
Contribute to a dynamic research team within COLLAB at BC3

Experience/skills required: We are looking for a researcher with doctoral studies in fields like, environmental sciences, social sciences, or psychology. Other fields can be considered given that the candidate has the right expertise. Candidates without a PhD degree are discouraged to apply.

Ideally, candidates will be interested in climate change, water management and governance, from the perspective of social dynamics. They must have knowledge and expertise in using participatory social science methodologies such as ‘serious games’, behavioral simulations, social experimentation, or similar. Since, a great part of the work will entail working with people, applicants must have excellent interpersonal as well as communication skills (both written and oral) in English and Spanish. They also must be willing to travel to the study site for conducting fieldwork.

The applicants should demonstrate evidence of a track record in peer-reviewed publications as well as ability to initiate and complete research characterized by originality, creativity and innovation and in collaboration with other team members.

Other experience/skills valued: Previous experience in organizing and supporting the coordination of stakeholder meetings and workshops. Statistics/econometric modeling.

Application procedure:

Those interested should include in their request:
Detailed Curriculum Vitae
The name of three referees
Motivation letter


20 March 2022 (CET 17:00), however applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Informal enquiries for additional information can be made to Prof. M. Brugnach ( noting in the subject of the message “PostDoc: UNDUE”

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