Join the Human and Biodiversity (HUB) lab at the Technion Institute of Technology and contribute to an innovative ERC-funded project, "Niche4NbS," led by Prof. Assaf Shwartz.
We're looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher with a strong background in systematic conservation planning or optimization modeling to explore the complex interplay between social and ecological outcomes of Nature-based Solutions (NbS).
Urbanization presents pressing environmental challenges, and NbS offer a promising approach to enhance human well-being and ecological balance.
However, current methods often overlook the complex and sometimes conflicting outcomes of NbS.
Building on extensive ecological and social data collected in this project, this 2-year position seeks to explore the intricate trade-offs and synergies between social and ecological outcomes of NbS.
The postdoc will need to adapt systematic conservation planning principles, employ modeling approaches, and develop a user-friendly decision support tool to optimize NbS scenarios for multiple benefits.
Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field, demonstrate strong quantitative analysis and modeling skills, and have proficiency in optimization methods and spatial data analysis.
Effective collaboration, project management, and a commitment to scientific advancement are essential.
Don't miss the opportunity to drive innovation in Nature-based Solutions and contribute to resilient cities supporting biodiversity and human well-being! Submit your application by November 1, 2023, and join us in shaping sustainable urban planning.
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Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field, such as environmental science, ecology, or urban planning, and demonstrate a strong background in quantitative analysis and modeling. Proficiency in various optimization methods and spatial data analysis is highly advantageous.
Effective collaboration within interdisciplinary teams, strong project management skills, including independent research project oversight, a record of high-quality publications, and a deep commitment to the scientific community are essential.
Additionally, a passion for sustainability, biodiversity conservation, and urban development, with a desire to make a meaningful impact on the future of urban planning, is key.