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Postdoctoral Researcher Spatial Energy Planning Making City (0.8 FTE)

The postdoctoral researcher will be the main researcher for the Faculty of Spatial Sciences within the EU Horizon 2020 Lighthouse project Making City (2019-2024; http://makingcity.eu/). As a postdoctoral researcher your job will be to perform the Faculty’s tasks within the Making

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Broerstraat, Groningen, Groningen
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
30 - 30 uur
Salarisindicatie:
€ 3916 - € 3916 per maand
Opleidingsniveau:
WO

Functieomschrijving

The postdoctoral researcher will be the main researcher for the Faculty of Spatial Sciences within the EU Horizon 2020 Lighthouse project Making City (2019-2024; http://makingcity.eu/). As a postdoctoral researcher your job will be to perform the Faculty’s tasks within the Making City project in collaboration with and under the supervision of Dr Christian Zuidema. Central tasks within the Making City project include:
- support participating cities (8 in total) in pursuing new long term energy planning towards 2050 and the development of positive energy districts based on an analysis of international experiences in local energy planning
- analyze the process of developing and implementing new long term energy planning and positive energy districts in participating cities
- identify and analyze institutional opportunities and barriers for energy planning on a local scale
- support the development of tools and policies to foster and evaluate social and institutional innovation regarding energy planning on a local scale
- conduct research activities including: literature analysis, policy analysis, stakeholder interviews, surveys, focus-groups.

Next to working within the Making City project, the postdoctoral researcher is expected to lead and support in the development of peer-review articles in international journals, both with colleagues within the Faculty of Spatial Sciences and other project partners. The postdoctoral researcher will also be involved in supervision of PhD candidates, to pursue publishing and attracting research funding beyond his/her involvement within Making City; i.e. the development of her/his own line of research is encouraged. Participation in teaching is not a formal part of the position, but can be explored.

Functie-eisen

- has a PhD in in the wider field of spatial planning, geography, environmental policy, public administration, or another related disciplines with proven affinity with spatial planning
- has proven affinity with the topics of sustainability and/or energy
- has publications in international peer-reviewed academic journals
- has good qualitative research skills with expertise in conducting in-depth interviews, experience with qualitative data analysis software is desirable
- is a team-player with good communication skills and preferably has experience with international collaboration
- is fluent in English (reading, writing, speaking) and preferably has knowledge of or is willing to learn Dutch.

Conditions

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:
- offers a salary depending on qualifications and work experience starting from a minimum of € 3,545 (salary scale 11.0) to a maximum of € 3,916 gross per month (salary scale 11.3) for a full-time position
- 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees. For more detailed information about working conditions and working for the University of Groningen, please check: http://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/
- a temporary appointment for a specified period of one year, with the possibility for an extension with 3 years. The appointment will be for 0.8 FTE, but a 1,0 FTE appointment can be discussed

We aim at a start date of 1 February 2020

Additional information

Dr Christian Zuidema (about the research role and academic content)
c.zuidema@rug.nl

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