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Postdoctoral position in Geography (10 months – full time)

University faculty : Sciences
Grade : researcher
Contract : fixed term contract
Category : scientific personnel


The Department of Geography of the University of Namur is hiring a Postdoctoral researcher to work in the framework of the MAPPY project funded by AXIS/JPI-Climate (http://www.jpiclimate.eu/AXIS/Activities/MAPPY). This project studies the interactions between pollinators, plant diversity and crop yields, under climate and land use change. The work of the hired researcher will consist in continuing the development of an agent-based model (ABM) to derive high-resolution land use and land cover change scenarios for the future at the scale of the studied regions located in five European countries.

Candidates must hold a PhD in geography, ecology, bioinformatics, bioengineering, ecological or environmental economics, or equivalent topics. They should have strong computer skills and be familiar with object-oriented programming, data modelling & integration, and agent-based modelling in particular. Knowledge of JAVA is a real plus. They should have an interest in environmental issues and sustainable development. Candidates should also have good abilities to work in a team, whilst capable of strong autonomy and creativity.


To be eligible, candidates must be in international mobility (having spent max 24 months in Belgium in the three last years before the start of the contract) and must not have obtained their doctoral thesis for more than 8 years if this is their first post-doctoral fellowship.

Additional information

Our offer:

• A full time postdoctoral position for 10 months

• Start date is January 2022

• The candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers at UNamur and will also work within an international research consortium.

The University (https://www.unamur.be/en) is located in the city center of Namur (https://www.namur.be), one hour from Brussels.


How to apply?

If you wish to apply, please contact nicolas.dendoncker@unamur.be before 15 December 2021.