Job Titles: Postdoctoral Position in Interdisciplinary Energy and Climate Social Science
Location: Aarhus, Denmark
Organization Overview: The Department of Business Development and Technology at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in energy and climate economics, including candidates who have explicit experience with interdisciplinary methods cutting across energy and social science as well as climate engineering. The position is a fixed-term full-time employment (one year) with a possibility of renewal.
- Designing and analysing surveys to determine public attitudes. For the GENIE project, we anticipate at least 10,000 public respondents from at least ten European countries as well as ten other countries, including China, Brazil, India, Russia, South Africa and the United States.
- Running focus groups and deliberative workshops. To complement and supplement the surveys, public focus group interviews will be conducted throughout Europe (across at least ten countries, ideally with a mix of urban and rural areas) and the same ten non-European countries selected for the survey. The questions posed to the focus groups will also be similar to those presented in the survey.
- Conducting systematic reviews and evidence synthesis. The objective is to rigorously assess the environmental, technical, economic, social and political feasibility of relevant climate engineering options or conduct broader literature or evidence synthesis and analysis on behalf of CET.
- Project publishing in high-quality scientific journals. Qualitative and quantitative data are to be collected and organised systematically for publication of research articles and reports in appropriate journals as well as at conferences and exhibitions.
- Travel. Occasional travel is required (at least once per month, possibly more during field research).
Qualifications: Applicants for the postdoctoral position must hold a PhD degree in energy studies, energy economics, climate economics, climate change policy, data science or econometrics; however, experience with science policy, public policy, energy justice or political science can alleviate the need for a specific field. General knowledge of interdisciplinary approaches to research is a plus, as is topical knowledge about climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, NETs, carbon dioxide removal (CDR), GGR, geoengineering, climate engineering or SRM.
Applicants are encouraged to describe how their work is linked to themes such as deep decarbonisation, climate change mitigation, climate policy, climate change adaptation, low-carbon transitions and/or net-zero energy systems.
Start Date: April 1 or agreed upon
Application Deadline: February 18
How to Apply: Please click here to view the full job description as well as how to apply.