Tag-arkiv: SLU

Post-Doc in environmental economics: New ideas in survey research

Ref SLU ua 2018.2.5.1-931

SLU seeks applications for an open post-doc position at the SLU-Umeå campus. Our group does research on environmental and resource economics within a Centre for Environmental and Resource Economics (CERE), one of the larger groups in Europe in the field. We are looking for postdoc applicants holding a PhD in economics, or related fields, having an interest in the intersection of economics, statistics and psychology. The applicant will work closely together with a post-doc in statistics and a team of researchers in psychophysics at the Stockholm University. The post-docs will be supervised jointly by Associate Professor Magnus Ekström, Umeå University, Professor Bengt Kriström, SLU/CERE and Professor Mats E. Nilsson, Stockholm University. The research focuses on improving surveys, not the least those used in non-market valuation research using self-selected intervals for elicitation. Both economic and statisical theory must be developed to cater for the non-standard type of data generated.   A particularly important part of the testing this elicitation mechanism is carried out at the Gösta Ekman laboratory of cognitive neuroscience (GEL), Stockholm University.

The postdoc will be involved in all aspects of the research, including project planning, research design, data analysis, presentation of findings at conferences, and preparation of manuscripts for submission to leading peer-reviewed journals. The Postdoc will have the opportunity to co-author papers with colleagues, work with an array of affiliated faculty, including several post-docs interested in the same topic, and develop independent projects related to these research areas. There are no organizational or teaching duties, although teaching can be offered.

The appointment will be for two years with flexible starting date beginning August 2018.

The ideal candidate will have, at the time of appointment, completed a PhD in economics oriented towards microeconomics, or similar, e.g. economic psychology. We welcome applicants interested in non-standard theories of consumer behavior. Excellent English writing skills are essential. An ability and a strong interest in co-operation with colleagues in other sciences is vital.

For further information about the position, please contact Prof. Bengt Kriström, bengt.kristrom@slu.se

Our offices are located at the Umeå Campus and the working language is English. The city of Umeå is the largest city in Northern Sweden, with approximately 120,000 inhabitants. Umeå is a vibrant cultural hub of northern Sweden, and was even designated a culture capital of Europe in 2014. The city houses two Universities (Umeå University and SLU), meaning that over 30,000 students live in Umeå. Umeå also has a well-developed sports, music, and outdoor recreation scene.

We look forward to receiving your online application, including a cover letter, CV, graduate school transcripts, a writing sample, and at least two letters of recommendation.

As postdoctoral appointments are career-developing positions for junior researchers, we are primarily looking for candidates with a doctoral degree that is three years old at the most.  


Place of work:


Form of employment:

A temporary position for two years



Starting date:

specific date to be discussed, but ideally during August 2018.


No later than May 15, 2018

Academic union representatives:


The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. The university ranks well internationally within its subject areas. SLU is a research-intensive university that also offers unique degree programmes in for example rural development and natural resource management, environmental economics, animal science and landscape architecture.

SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala.


SLU is an equal opportunity employer.


Contact person

Bengt Kriström





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Post expires on Tuesday May 15th, 2018

Post-doctoral positions in Agricultural and Food Economics

Ref 2018.2.5.1-681

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”. There are two open positions. One is related to a research focus on efficiency and productivity in agriculture, and especially the possible existence of rational inefficiency. The other position is related to a research focus on animal health economics.

SLU is a world-class university in the fields of life and environmental sciences, with a strong commitment to excellence in research. It offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Economics and Business. Within this framework, the Department of Economics provides an important platform for research and graduate education in Economics and Business, as it encompasses the Masters and the Doctoral programme in Economics and Business, which are entirely taught in English.

In the research group “Agricultural and Food Economics” our research interests include production economics, consumer economics, agricultural and food policy, and trade. The topics of interest add to the literature in agricultural economics and related fields. We have vivid disciplinary as well as interdisciplinary collaborations, for instance with researchers in animal health and veterinary epidemiology and are currently in an expansive phase.

Successful applicants are expected to (1) actively contribute to the group’s research in this field; (2) develop independent research leading to high quality scientific journals’ publications, and (3) eventually apply for external research funding. You may also be expected to supervise students’ theses at all levels, within the research area of the group.

The successful applicant should have a background in agricultural economics, food economics, economics or closely related field.

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. Applications should be received by April 10th at the latest, and should contain: (1) a current CV including publication list, (2) a statement motivating the interest in this position (two pages single space maximum), and (3) the name of two references.

Evaluations will start in April. Interviews will likely be conducted in May.

Contact person

Helena Hansson





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Post expires on Tuesday April 10th, 2018