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Development of transferable multi-criteria decision tools in environmental management


The Department Economics, Sociology and Law of the UFZ - Centre for Environmental ResearchLeipzig-Halle is seeking two post doctoral decision analysts with experience in multi-criteria decision analysis and/or interactive modeling respectively. You will work within an interdisciplinary research team on multi-criteria analysis of environmental conflicts. Our aim is to develop decision support tools that may be used in a whole range of similar conflicts. Projects come from two fields: the development of the national regulation of the Water Framework Directive, and from the field of nature conservation. The core research group you will be working in, is a young team of mainly economists who have experience with multi-criteria analysis. Within the projects, there will be strong co-operation with ecologists, hydrologists, sociologists, and specialists in ecological modelling. The main task of the first fellow is to design a transferable structure of the decision making process. Furthermore, criteria for the transferability of special parts of the decision tools should be elaborated. For the case study on the EU Water Framework Directive, a manual will be a concrete product of theco-operation. The main task of the second fellow, who starts one year later, is the creation of an interactive multi-criteria modeling tool. The multi-criteria model outlined in the manual should be converted into a computer-based decision support tool. A user-friendly interface should be designed and implemented. People with experience in the requested fields and being interested in an ecologically, socially and economically integrated assessment of environmental conflicts are strongly invited to apply. Experience in environmental assessment would be appreciated. Background sciences might be: Economics, planning sciences, geography, engineering, operations research. Equal opportunities are warranted particularly between women and men. Applicants should send an application letter and a CV.

Funding Scheme

BUR - Bursaries, grants, fellowships


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