Postdoc Scholarships within Environmental Economic Modelling and Policy

The Department of Environmental Science, Aarhus University, Roskilde, Denmark is offering two postdoctoral
research positions as part of the projects Go4Baltic and BalticApp; newly funded BONUS research projects on the
sustainable governance of the Baltic Sea. The positions are to be filled as soon as possible.

Description of the positions
General: Both of the Bonus projects BalticAPP (Well-being from the Baltic Sea – applications combining natural
science and economics) and Go4Baltic (Coherent policies and governance of the Baltic Sea Ecosystems) are funded
under the BONUS call 2014, and both projects involve research collaboration between research institutions around the Baltic Sea.

The BalticAPP project offers a 20 month postdoc position. The BalticApp project aims to study and identify strategies for safeguarding a sustained supply of core ecosystem services that support the sea-dependent lifestyles and wellbeing in the Baltic Sea region under anticipated climate and socio-economic developments. Furthermore, the project aims to experiment with new methods to engage the public in providing detailed data on the demand for cultural ecosystem services. The selected candidate is expected to apply and develop state-of-the-art environmental economic models focusing on the valuation of recreational services using spatially explicit discrete choice models. The models will be applied to the whole of the Baltic Sea.

Qualifications requirements

The position requires a background in environmental/ecological economics. Documented skills in applying quantitative methods in economics will be of advantage. The qualifications should be documented by published contributions in international high-quality research outlets. Applicants should as a minimum hold scientific qualifications equivalent to the Ph.D. graduate level.
The candidates are expected to be enthusiastic about working in an interdisciplinary international academic
environment. The positions, therefore, requires highly motivated scientists who are comfortable working in teams.
Aarhus University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender, age and ethnic
Work location
The place of work will be at Aarhus University in Roskilde, Denmark. The city of Roskilde ( is
located close to Copenhagen. The area provides immediate access to a wealth of cultural and recreational pursuits.
Within about 5 years, the department will move to Copenhagen.

Further information:
For further information about the positions and the projects, please contact Head of Section Berit Hasler, Tel: +45 871 58637. For specific information about the BalticApp postdoc please contact senior
scientist Marianne Zandersen,, and for the Go4Baltic postdoc please contact Berit Hasler.

For more detailed information, please see Postdoc Scholarships