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POSTDOC LAND SYSTEM MODELLING FOR BIODIVERSITY ASSESSMENT AND CONSERVATION PLANNING

Do you have knowledge of European land use and are you interested in how land use planning can improve the conditions for protecting European biodiversity? …

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
De Boelelaan, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
32 - 40 uur
Salarisindicatie:
€ 2640 - € 3796 per maand
Opleidingsniveau:
Postdoctoraal

Functieomschrijving

Do you have knowledge of European land use and are you interested in how land use planning can improve the conditions for protecting European biodiversity?
Then Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam would like to get to know you. Apply for the position of:

POSTDOC LAND SYSTEM MODELLING FOR BIODIVERSITY ASSESSMENT AND CONSERVATION PLANNING


Location: AMSTERDAM
Hours per week: 32 - 40 hours

Job description
The postdoc will be part of the BiodivERsA project FutureWeb. FutureWeb will integrate predictive biogeography, geography, biostatistics and trophic web ecology to derive an ensemble of scenarios of the impact of global change on multi-trophic vertebrate biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and the provision of ecosystem services in Europe. Through an effective involvement of relevant stakeholders, we will adapt methodological choices, scenarios and indicators in such a way that the results are useful for conservation planning and decision-making support. FutureWeb is a joint project of the University of Grenoble France, Duke University USA, iDiV Germany, the Finish Natural History Museum, WSL Switzerland and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
Within FutureWeb the postdoc will develop a set of land use scenarios at European scale that account for more subtle changes in landscapes, including agro-environmental management and landscape elements, that are expected to affect biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Novel approaches for ensemble modelling will be conducted and results will feed into modelling of ecosystem function and service provisioning.

Your duties
• Contribute to collaboration within the consortium by performing the assigned project tasks
• Harmonize land use data relevant to biodiversity and ecosystem service modelling for Europe
• Conduct land system change modelling for various scenarios
• Develop an approach for ensemble modelling
• Analyze ecosystem function and service consequences of land system cha

Functie-eisen

• PhD degree in geography or ecology, specializing in land use change
• Strong publication record relative to career stage
• Knowledge of and experience with spatial models of land use, ecosystem service or landscape processes
• Knowledge of ecosystem processes and European land use
• Availability to start the position on April 1st 2019

Conditions

A challenging position in a socially involved organization. On full-time basis the remuneration amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of € 2,640.- and a maximum € 3,796.- in accordance with salary scale 10, depending on your education and experience. The job profile (Onderzoeker 4) is based on the university job ranking system and is vacant for either 2.5 years full-time or (preferably) for the full project time duration of 3 years for 85%.

Additionally, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers excellent fringe benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work/life balance, such as:
•a maximum of 41 days of annual leave based on full-time employment
• 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus
• considerable employer’s contribution to the ABP pension scheme
• contribution to commuting expenses
• optional model for designing a personalized benefits package

Additional information

Are you interested in this position? Send us an e-mail with your curriculum vitae and cover letter and the names of 2 potential references (we will only contact these after you are invited for an interview) by 13 December 2018. Mention vacancy number 18336.
Name: Marjolijn Staarink
Position: Secretary IVM
E-mail: marjolijn.staarink@vu.nl

Vacancy questions
If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, you may contact:
Name: Prof. Dr. Peter H. Verburg
Position: Professor Environmental Geography
E-mail: peter.verburg@vu.nl