This post-doc position would allow the successful candidate to make key contributions to the field of sustainable consumption. The project focuses on the net effects (in terms of greenhouse gas emissions) from sustainable consumption practices and the size of different so called second order effects (such as rebound effects, moral licensing, spillover etc.). The project also provides the opportunity to conduct experimental research in a large natural field experiment where different motivational and engagement strategies can be evaluated using actual consumption data.
Information about the division
The division of Physical Resource Theory carries out research and education about potential solutions to our major environmental challenges, e.g. global warming and sustainable use of land and other resources. The division focuses on research in the field of technical and socio-economic systems addressing the challenges involved in the transition into a sustainable and low carbon society for a growing population, where a range of different quantitative and qualitative methods can be applied on our research topics. The ambition is to build challenge-driven scientific excellence by crossing traditional boundaries and increase the level of multi-disciplinarity in research. The division has around 50 staff members, faculty and PhD-students with diverse expertise, including engineers, natural and social scientists. We also offer courses in areas related to our research.
The postdoc will work primarily within the research program Mistra Sustainable Consumption.
The postdoc will be responsible for contributing actively to the ongoing research on beneficial consumption practices, ensuring data quality of Greenhouse gas estimates, assisting a PhD student in writing research articles, and in the second area involving experimental research the postdoc would be responsible for developing a robust experimental design, solving practical issues related to surveying, taking full responsibility for describing results in research articles.
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to one year but with a possibility of one year extension.
Candidates must have a PhD in a topic related to sustainable consumption and experience in quantitative research methods and analyses of greenhouse gas emissions from consumption patterns. The degree should generally not be older than three years.
More specific experience from the development and utilization of ICT-tools to measure GHG emissions from consumption is an additional merit.
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The application should be marked with Ref 20200257 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:
CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.
Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.
Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).
Application deadline: 8 June, 2020
For questions, please contact:
Jonas Nässén, Senior researcher
Information about the department
The Department of Space, Earth and Environment contains five divisions, with research and education spanning from global challenges related to sustainability and energy supply to astronomy and space sciences. The department is host to two major infrastructures, Onsala Space Observatory and Chalmers Power Central, and consist of about 250 employees.
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