3 yr Post-doc – Payments for Ecosystem Services and Poverty

Alleviation in Madagascar

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Contact: Dr Neal Hockley, Lecturer in Economics & Policy:  n.hockley@bangor.ac.uk Closing date: 12th June 2013

Applications are invited for a three year post-doctoral research officer post in the School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography at Bangor University (UK) to work on a project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, the Natural Environment Research Council, and the Department for International Development (Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation programme) called ‘Can capturing global ecosystem service values reduce poverty in low income countries?’ This is a major project involving 10 institutions in four countries, led by Bangor University.

The candidate will be expected to spend three or four months a year in Madagascar (in one or two trips) working with the project team based at the Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Agronomie, Madagascar and in the project field sites (villages in the eastern rainforests of Madagascar).

Candidates should have a PhD (or equivalent) in economics, sociology, anthropology or a related subject and have experience of publishing research in peer reviewed journals. Experience of social science field work in low income countries and working in interdisciplinary teams is highly desirable and knowledge of French or Malagasy will also be an advantage.

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