Norwegian University of Life Sciences

The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) is recognized as a leading international centre of knowledge, focused on higher education and research within environment- and biosciences. Of the 900 university staff, more than half hold scientific positions. UMB is located 35 km South of Oslo. See http://www.umb.no/english.

Postdoctoral Researcher – Environmental/Resource/Energy Economics

The Department of Economics and Resource Management (http://www.umb.no/ior-en) seeks to fill a full-time two year position as postdoctoral researcher (code 1352), with the option of a one-year extension. The Department of Economics and Resource Management has 31 faculty members. It runs undergraduate and graduate level programs in Economics and in Business Administration, and currently has a total of 500 students, 30 of which are PhD students. Main research areas in the department are environmental and resource economics, energy economics, development economics, finance, food markets, philosophy. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to conduct research, preferably in collaboration with department faculty members, in environmental, resource and energy economics. The researcher may work within one or several of these fields.

Qualifications

Applicants must hold a PhD in economics, with specialization in one or more of environmental economics, resource economics, or energy economics, or in the intersection between these. The applicants will be assessed based on an overall evaluation of documented professional competence. Scientific competence will be evaluated in terms of the amount and quality of international publications.  For more information, please visit https://secure.jobbnorge.no/job.aspx?jobid=56787.

Application

The application should be submitted via the link “Apply for this position” on this page: https://secure.jobbnorge.no/job.aspx?jobid=56787 by January 11th 2010. The applications should include: a letter of application, CV, an outline of the research to be conducted in the post doc position (maximum 2 pages), and publications authored by the applicant (max 10). Printed material which cannot be sent electronically should be sent (3 copies of each) by regular mail to Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Department of Economics and Resource Management, P O Box 5003, N-1432 Aas, Norway by January 11th,reference number 2009/418. For more information, please consult Professor Atle Guttormsen (), or Head of department Ragnar Øygard (ragnar.oygard@umb.no.

Salary

Starting salary is currently NOK 435 700 (approx. USD 77 000) per year. A higher starting salary is negotiable for applicants with significant relevant job experience. The position follows the Norwegian government pay scale and includes membership in the national pension plan (2%).


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