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Job: Post-doctoral position in Agricultural and Food Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden


Advertiser's description (via the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)

The Department of Economics at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) invites applications for two-year Post-Doctoral positions to join its research group “Agricultural and Food Economics”. This post-doc project will address economic impacts on farm-level and policy for sustainable livestock systems in a European context. The post-doc researcher will also coordinate interdisciplinary work related to sustainability measurement in livestock systems. The successful candidate will work in a vivid interdisciplinary network with researchers in agricultural economics, environmental communication, sustainability science and technology.

In particular, the position is part of a large externally funded programme “SustAinimal - a collaborative research centre exploring the future role of livestock in sustainable and competitive Swedish food production systems”. SustAinimal ( is a research center comprising academia, research institutes and stakeholders from the whole food production value chain in Sweden that with a transdisciplinary approach will increase our knowledge on the role of livestock in future food production. SustAinimal takes account of environmental, social and economic aspects and follows the cutting-edge in research. SustAinimal postulates that change, development, and innovation are necessary to accomplish the required change in society for a competitive agriculture and a future food production that is both resilient and sustainable. Our goal is to provide society with the opportunity to make informed, conscious and independent decisions to produce and consume responsibly.

Applicants should have a background in applied economics and knowledge of methods used in quantitative analysis. Applicants should have a profile towards agricultural or food economics. Applicants should be experienced in leading projects. In addition we are looking for applicants with one or more of the following qualifications.

- Experience in spatial modeling techniques
- Experience of linking behavioural theories to economic research.
- Experience and interest in conducting interdisciplinary and/or multidisciplinary research
- Experience in sustainability measurement in agriculture and food.
- Knowledge of agricultural systems and policy in a European context.

 It is also of merit to have knowledge about, or experience in, communication or collaboration between different actors in the food value chain.

We are looking for highly motivated applicants who can work both independently and in teams, is used to taking own initiatives, and have documented experience publishing in high quality scientific journals. Very good skills in English (both written and oral) are required.  Personal characteristics will play a significant role in the recruitment process

Individuals with a completed Ph.D. (the Ph.D. should have been completed no more than three years ago) are encouraged to apply for this position.


Read more here. Applications are open until 30 November 2022.