Jobs & Opportunities

Jobs and Opportunities

Vacancies, opportunities, and available positions from Alternet partners.

Alternet – Science-Policy Interface research coordination position

The Alternet Association looks to employ a science-policy interface research coordinator trained in environmental or social sciences.

We are looking for a candidate with profound knowledge of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and with processes and other international policies and strategies dealing with biodiversity and ecosystem issues. Research coordination tasks will include approaches to involve the CBD processes, with emphasis on the draft Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) in the European biodiversity research community, with the aim to build a strong science base. 

The position will be linked to the EU CO-OP4CBD project (Horizon 2022 project), in which Alternet is a full partner. The candidate will be responsible for taking up the following four tasks 

  • Identify, map and establish contacts with individuals, networks of scientists, practitioners and other knowledge holders, including relevant traditional ecological knowledge holders.
  • Set up thematic expert groups, according to the CBD agenda items.
  • Develop a full understanding of the monitoring framework (of the GBF) and review processes at the global level and what it means for the EU and its Member States.
  • Map capacity building needs by examining the draft long-term strategic framework for capacity development, to support the implementation of the CBD post 2020 GBF and the report of the study to inform the preparation of a long-term strategic framework for capacity-building beyond 2020.

The candidate will be responsible for the task deliverables and will help with the financial reporting. In addition the candidate is expected to work in close collaboration with the other international partners of the CO-OP4CBD project (“Co-operation for the Convention on Biological Diversity”). Furthermore, the candidate will be responsible to work together with the Alternet network and secretariat, to implement the objectives of Alternet (www.alterneteurope.eu).

Application and further information

Applications may be submitted electronically to secretariat@alterneteurope.eu. It must include a CV with information on education, relevant work experience and two references. Competitive candidates will be invited for an interview in the second half of January 2023. The starting date for the successful candidate will be asap afterwards.

Read the full job advertisement here.

Enquiries about the positions can be made to:
Maurice Hoffmann, tel . +32 472 08 22 53 maurice.hoffmann@inbo.be
Jiska van Dijk, tel. + 47 99 39 31 48 jiska.van.dijk@nina.no   

Application deadline is the 15th of January 2023.

CESAM – 10 Research Projects for “la Caixa” Foundation Incoming Doctoral INPhINIT fellowships

The Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM) of the University of Aveiro offers up to 10 research projects for “la Caixa” Foundation Incoming Doctoral INPhINIT fellowships to be carried out in a multidisciplinary and international research environment. To apply for these, candidates must not have lived in Portugal more than 12 months in the last 3 years.

You can find more about CESAM research projects HERE.

University of Aveiro Scientific Research Contest (1)

Public notice Ref.a CDL-CTTRI-148-SGRH/2022 — Doctor Paulo Jorge dos Santos Gonçalves Ferreira, Full Professor and Rector of the University of Aveiro, hereby announces that for a period of 20 (twenty) business days, starting on the first business day immediately after the publication of the present notice, an international public notice is opened for recruitment in the form of a Uncertain Term Work Contract, under the Portuguese Labor Code, a position for 4 (four) First Level Doctorate Researchers, to do scientific research in the scientific areas of Economics; Management; Marine biology and ecology; Environmental Sciences and Engineering, or Agrarian Sciences and Technologies, according to the references indicated below, aiming to develop research in Environmental Economics and Natural Resources, to promote environmental sustainability and resilience, in the scope of H2020 ERA Chair “BESIDE-Institutional, Behavioural, critical and adaptive economics towards Sustainable Development, management of natural capital and circular Economy”, (Grant Agreement 951389), funded by the EU, call H2020 WIDESPREAD-2018-2020-6.

The present public notice was opened on 28 of July, 2022 by order of the Rector of the University of Aveiro, following the proposal of the Scientific Council.

The contest is governed by the provisions of Decree-Law 57/2016, August 29, that approves the rules for post-doctoral work contracts, designed to stimulate employment in science and technology in all areas of knowledge (RJEC) within the legal provisions of the Labor Code, Law no.7/2009, February 12, in its current wording and other applicable legislation and regulations.

The monthly payment corresponds to 2153,94€. Learn more.

University of Aveiro Scientific Research Contest (2)

Public notice Ref.a CDL- CDL-CTTRI-149-SGRH/2022 — Doctor Paulo Jorge dos Santos Gonçalves Ferreira, Full Professor and Rector of the University of Aveiro, hereby announces that for a period of 20 (twenty) business days, starting on the first business day immediately after the publication of the present notice, an international public notice is opened for recruitment in the form of a Uncertain Term Work Contract, under the Portuguese Labor Code, a position for an Assistant Researcher, to do scientific research in the areas of Economics, aiming to develop research in Environmental Economics and Natural Resources, to promote environmental sustainability and resilience, in the scope of H2020 ERA Chair “BESIDE – Institutional, Behavioural, critical and adaptive economics towards Sustainable Development, management of natural capital and circular Economy”, (Grant Agreement 951389), funded by the EU, call H2020-WIDESPREAD-2018-2020-6.

The present public notice was opened on 28 of July 2022 by order of the Rector of the University of Aveiro, following the proposal of the Scientific Council.

The contest is governed by the provisions of Decree-Law 57/2016, August 29, that approves the rules for post-doctoral work contracts, designed to stimulate employment in science and technology in all areas of knowledge (RJEC) within the legal provisions of the Labor Code, Law no.7/2009, February 12, in its current wording and other applicable legislation and regulations.

The monthly payment corresponds to 3230,21€. Learn more.

Post-doctoral position on “Mainstreaming biodiversity and ecosystem services in spatial planning and policy-making”

The PLANES Lab of the University of Trento (https://planes.dicam.unitn.it/) invites applications for a 2-year (renewable up to 4 years) Post-doctoral researcher working on 2 projects funded by Horizon Europe on ecosystem services and biodiversity values in spatial planning and policies. The projects are large collaborative initiatives involving many top-level institutions in the EU.

Learn more and apply: https://planes.dicam.unitn.it/post-doctoral-opportunity-on-mainstreaming-biodiversity-and-ecosystem-services-in-spatial-planning-and-policy-making/

Contact: Prof. Davide Geneletti (davide.geneletti@unitn.it)