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Post-doc position 'Urban Health Economics'

The Section Economics at Wageningen University has pronounced a joint interest in research on urban health economics in developed and developing countries.The …

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Droevendaalsesteeg, Wageningen, Gelderland
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
Opleidingsniveau:
WO

Functieomschrijving

The Section Economics at Wageningen University has pronounced a joint interest in research on urban health economics in developed and developing countries.

The share of the world population living in urban areas has grown extensively in the past decades, as cities offer possibilities for life, such as jobs, housing, health care, education and social activities. However, urbanization has also been associated with adverse health effects, due to common problems such as air and noise pollution, and crime and violence. According to the World Health Organization, people who live in a city are at higher risk of non-communicable diseases and injuries, and more often suffer from alcohol and drug abuse. Moreover, urban inequities are persistent in both developed and developing countries, as the poorest people in a city are often the most exposed to bad environmental conditions and low food and nutrition security.

In line with the 'Global One Health' concept we want to look at cities (and their hinterland) as a system in which health is connected to the physical environment, society and (regional) food systems.

The Section Economics consists of five chair groups: Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy , Development Economics, Environmental Economics and Natural Resources, Rural and Environmental History, and Urban Economics. Urban health will be a cross cutting theme to the Section. Therefore, the role of the post-doc will be to initiate joint research among the economic chair groups on urban health related issues and to take the lead in writing research proposals. Also cooperation with other social and environmental chair groups at Wageningen University will be important.

Functie-eisen

  • A Post-doc with a PhD in the field of health economics
  • Affinity with and experience in at least two of the five sub-fields of the section economics i.e. agricultural, development, environmental, historical and urban economics
  • Experience in both theoretical and empirical research
  • Excellent networking skills
  • A strong team player willing to contribute to the wider interests of the group
  • Proven experience in writing research proposals
  • Experience in teaching and supervision of (PhD) students is appreciated

Conditions

This is a temporary appointment, 1 FTE post-doc for a fixed term of 4 years.
A research position with limited teaching obligations.

Salary depends on training and work experience and based om a fulltime employment, ranges from € 3.111,- gross per month to € 4.048,- gross per month (scale 10) according to the Collective Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO Nederlandse Universiteiten). In addition, we offer a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-the-year bonus of 8.3% of your annual salary and a good pension of the ABP Pension Fund.

Additional information

Additional information
Additional information about this vacancy is available upon request from Prof. E. van Leeuwen (tel. +31 (0)317-483897, e-mail: eveline.vanleeuwen@wur.nl) . Information on theUrban Economics group can be found on internet.

You can apply until 15 June 2018. Please apply directly via the website and upload your documents.