Stockholm Environment Institute at York Job Vacancy: Research Associate – Sweden

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November 27, 2015

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July 12, 2020

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The
Stockholm Environment Institute’s York Centre (SEI York) is looking for
a skilled and highly motivated PhD graduate, with experience in the
biodiversity and sustainability challenges associated with the
production of internationally traded farming commodities.

You will work
within SEI York, and be enrolled on the Luc Hoffmann Institute’s
Fellow’s Programme in close collaboration with others SEI centres, the
Luc Hoffman Institute (LHI), and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF
UK).

Working
on the LHI funded ‘Modelling supply chain-driven biodiversity threats
for sustainable consumption policies’ project, you will develop new
methods linking geo-spatial biodiversity and habitat datasets with
‘producer to consumer’ model outputs. Your work will provide an improved
understanding of the role of international trade as a driver of
biodiversity loss, and help to identify key leverage points for
delivering fairer and more effective systems of accountability. You will
also conduct focussed case studies of specific supply-chains related to
major land-based commodities and the associated risks. Particular
emphasis will be placed on WWF Priority Landscapes, including the Amazon
and Cerrado in South America, and the rainforests of South East Asia.
Outputs from this research will also inform WWF’s flagship ‘Living
Planet’ report.

For
this role, you will require a PhD in Environmental Science,
Environmental Economics, Conservation or an associated subject (or
equivalent experience), as well as knowledge and experience of GIS
techniques and the use of geo-spatial data.The involvement of several
international institutions in this research means that you should have
highly developed communication skills and should be willing to travel
within and outside the UK to conduct your research.

Deadline:  08/01/2016

Further details and apply on-line

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