offers a postdoctoral position in the INRAE Agroecology multidisciplinary research unit
in Dijon, France. The successful candidate will work as part of Safeguard, which brings together world-leading researchers, NGOs, industry and policy experts to help Europe reverse the losses of wild pollinators and their values and ecosystem services.
The successful candidate will be in charge of task 1 and task 2, which include social science elements:
- To assess the worldviews and socio-cultural values of key stakeholder groups and how these shape decision-making around pollinator conservation across Europe.
- To lead/contribute to assessing the evidence of impacts of different drivers, policies, and responses on pollinators. This will require taking a socio-ecological systems approach (DPSIR framework).
The candidate should have a PhD or Masters (if proven relevant experience) in relevant social science discipline (e.g. geography, political science, peace studies, sociology, psychology, development studies)
- Knowledge required for this position includes:
- Track record of publishing research
- Strong stakeholder focus
- Proficient in English (C1)
- Qualitative and quantitative research methods and analysis (semi-structured interviews, online questionnaire and focus groups, systematic review and/or meta-analysis)
- Coordinating and carrying out data collection campaigns
The French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food, and the Environment (INRAE) is a public research establishment. It is a community of 12,000 people with more than 200 research units and 42 experimental units located throughout France. The institute is among the world leaders in agricultural and food sciences, in plant and animal sciences, and is 11th in the world in ecology and environment. INRAE’s main goal is to be a key player in the transitions necessary to address major global challenges. In the face of the increase in population, climate change, scarcity of resources and decline in biodiversity, the institute develops solutions for multi performance agriculture, high quality food and sustainable management of resources and ecosystems.
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