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Postdoc position in Land Use and Land Cover change modeling (Namur, Belgium)


The Department of Geography of the University of Namur is hiring a Postdoctoral researcher to work in the framework of the MAPPY project funded by AXIS/JPI-Climate (http://jpi-climate.eu/AXIS/Activities/MAPPY). This project aims to study the interactions between pollinators, plant diversity and crop yields, under climate and land use change. The work of the hired researcher will consist in developing an agent-based model (ABM) to derive high-resolution land use and land cover change scenarios for the future at the scale of the studied regions located in five European countries.

Candidates must hold a PhD in geography, ecology, bioinformatics, bioengineering, or equivalent topics. They should have strong computer skills and be familiar with object-oriented programming, data modelling & integration, and agent-based modelling in particular. Knowledge of JAVA is a real plus. They are expected to be sensitive to environmental issues and sustainable development. Candidates should also have good abilities to work in a team, whilst capable of strong autonomy and creativity.

Our Offer:
• A postdoctoral position for 30 months (full time, ca. €2600 net per month)
• Start date is March 2020/April 2020 (to be discussed with the candidate)
• The candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers at UNamur and will also evolve within an international research consortium.

To be eligible, candidates must be in international mobility (having spent max 24 months in Belgium in the three last years before the start of the contract) and must not have obtained their doctoral thesis for more than 8 years if this is their first post-doctoral fellowship. Applications, including a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, a copy of the PhD diploma and at least 2 contacts of reference, should be sent to nicolas.dendoncker@unamur.be before 25th January 2020.

For more info, please contact: nicolas.dendoncker@unamur.be

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