Nature Economics Researcher

Nature Economics Researcher

Published Deadline Location
9 May 26 May Wageningen

Job description

Are you the promising researcher who will support public and private policy makers on how to quantitatively integrate use of green and blue landscapes for food production, nature and biodiversity?

We are looking for a talented colleague with a market- and customer-oriented attitude and a great affinity for applied scientific research. Experience in conducting research projects involving the economic valuation of green and blue landscape use, nature-inclusive food production and monetising societal valuation of biodiversity and landscapes is a must. You should have the capability and the ambition to develop and lead projects in that field. Your most important activities in doing so will be:
  • Conducting research activities, including quantitative projects on economic valuation of green and blue landscape use with an emphasis on societal cost-benefit analyses and micro-economic simulations.
  • Working in project teams that vary in size and complexity. These may vary from a few colleagues at Wageningen Economic Research to larger teams consisting of researchers from different organisations. An example of this would be other organisational divisions such as Wageningen Environmental Research, but also PBL and international consortia.
  • Maintaining regular contact with your clients, whereby you proactively and sufficiently adapt to their wishes and needs. Clients include the Ministries of LNV and I&W, PBL, provinces and water boards, the European Commission (incl. H2020) and non-governmental organisations.
  • Contributing to the acquisition of new research projects, including from your active network in nature economics as well as actively contributing to knowledge development and method/product innovation.
We have seven expertise groups at Wageningen Economic Research. You will be working in the expertise group Green Economy and Land Use. The expertise group is focused on the economic perspective and sustainable development of green and blue growth via integral explorations, cost-benefit analyses, evaluation methods, and business models.

Place of employment is Wageningen.

Specifications

Wageningen University & Research

Requirements

  • a completed university degree programme in economics, plus five to ten years of research experience (including PhD research);
  • highly developed analytical skills and knowledge of quantitative research methods, particularly societal cost-benefit analysis;
  • a client-driven interest in applying economic research in public and private domains;
  • an interest in and network involving green and blue landscape use;
  • the ability and experience to work as a team-player in multidisciplinary teams in complex project environments;
  • insight into the domain and the entrepreneurial capacity to transform innovative ideas into concrete projects and products;
  • team- and result-driven acquisition and project leadership capabilities and experience with acquiring and leading projects;
  • the capacity to communicate and collaborate engagingly, as well as spoken and written communication skills in Dutch and English;
  • experience in publishing research results in reports and peer-reviewed journals.

Conditions of employment

We offer you a meaningful job with, depending on your experience, a competitive salary from a minimum of € 3.736 to a maximum of € 5.608 for a full working week of 36 hours in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for the Wageningen Research (scale 12). In addition, an employment contract of 0.9 FTE is negotiable.

In addition we offer:
  • 8% holiday allowance;
  • a structural end-of-year bonus of 3%;
  • excellent training opportunities and secondary employment conditions;
  • flexible working hours and holidays can possibly be determined in consultation so that an optimal balance between work and private life is possible;
  • excellent pension plan through ABP;
  • 171 vacation hours, the possibility to purchase extra and good supplementary leave schemes;
  • the possibility to work a maximum of 40 hours per week and in this way build up a maximum of 204 compensation hours per year;
  • a flexible model to put together part of your employment conditions yourself, such as a bicycle plan;
  • a lively workplace where you can easily make contacts and where many activities take place on the Wageningen Campus. A place where education, research and business are represented;
  • make use of the sports facilities on campus.
Wageningen University & Research stimulates internal career opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are ample opportunities for own initiative in a learning environment.
We offer a versatile job in an international environment with varied activities in a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

Employer

Wageningen University & Research

The mission of our University is to explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life. Within Wageningen University & Research, nine specialized research institutes from the Wageningen Research Foundation and Wageningen University have joined forces to help answer the most important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment. With approximately 30 locations, 5,000 employees, and 10,000 students, it is one of the leading organizations in its domain worldwide. An integrated approach to problems and the cooperation between various disciplines are at the heart of the unique approach of Wageningen.

Wageningen Economic Research is an independent and internationally leading socio-economic research institute. We offer governments and companies (socio)economic insights and integral advice for sound policies and better decision-making in an innovative way. We have been an expert in the field of sustainable agriculture & food, healthy nutrition, lifestyle and the living environment for over 75 years, and are known as a knowledge institute that provides insight into the capacity of our planet on the one hand, and human actions on the other. For this we make use of and develop, among others, policy analysis, future studies, chain and consumer research, evaluations and monitoring systems, based upon our data, models and knowledge.

Within Wageningen UR and together with the Centre for Development Innovation (CDI) and the University's Department of Social Sciences (DMW), Wageningen Economic Research is part of the Social Sciences Group. DMW, Wageningen Economic Research and CDI comprise the entire knowledge chain of fundamental scientific research (DMW), applied scientific research (Wageningen Economic Research) and consultancy and capacity building (CDI). As a result, Wageningen Economic Research provides access to this comprehensive range of expertise.
www.wur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Research-Institutes/Economic-Research.htm

Equal opportunities employer
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Additional information

For more information about this function, please contact Volkert Beekman , head of Green Economy and Land Use, telephone + 31 70 335 8241 or by e-mail volkert.beekman@wur.nl
For more information about the procedure, please contact Nancy Liem, HR advisor, e-mail nancy.liem@wur.nl

The closing date for applications is 27 May 2019 9:00 am online via the apply-button on this page or via https://www.wur.nl/en/Jobs/Vacancies.htm. The first job interviews will take place on (preferably) 6 June 2019 in Wageningen. Second job interviews will take place on (preferably) 13 June 2019 in The Hague.

Specifications

  • Support staff (Clerical, Administrative, Facility)
  • Economics
  • max. 36 hours per week, temporary
  • University Graduate
  • 505513

Employer

Wageningen University & Research

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Droevendaalsesteeg, 6708 PB, Wageningen

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Application procedure

For more information about this function, please contact Volkert Beekman , head of Green Economy and Land Use, telephone + 31 70 335 8241 or by e-mail volkert.beekman@wur.nl
For more information about the procedure, please contact Nancy Liem, HR advisor, e-mail nancy.liem@wur.nl

The closing date for applications is 27 May 2019 9:00 am online via the apply-button on this page or via https://www.wur.nl/en/Jobs/Vacancies.htm. The first job interviews will take place on (preferably) 6 June 2019 in Wageningen. Second job interviews will take place on (preferably) 13 June 2019 in The Hague.

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For more information about this function, please contact Volkert Beekman , head of Green Economy and Land Use, telephone + 31 70 335 8241 or by e-mail volkert.beekman@wur.nl
For more information about the procedure, please contact Nancy Liem, HR advisor, e-mail nancy.liem@wur.nl

The closing date for applications is 27 May 2019 9:00 am online via the apply-button on this page or via https://www.wur.nl/en/Jobs/Vacancies.htm. The first job interviews will take place on (preferably) 6 June 2019 in Wageningen. Second job interviews will take place on (preferably) 13 June 2019 in The Hague.

Make sure to apply no later than 26 May 2019.