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Job offer_Postdoctoral position in Behaviour Sciences or similar

Postdoctoral position in




The University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD) opens a call for one (1) Research Grant for PhD students, in Behaviour Sciences or similar, in the frame of the R&D unit Center for Transdisciplinary Studies for Development, funded by UIDP/ 04011/2020.

Application deadline: August 10, 2021 | Start of the position: September 13, 2021

We offer a 28-months postdoctoral position to work in the development of the DATA4LOWDENSity COLab, a smart living lab aiming at co-creating place-based territorial intelligence to support low-density territories’ smart sustainable transitions.

Admission requirements:

The candidate must hold a PhD degree (completed within the last five years) in Behaviour Sciences or a related field and must have demonstrable skills in designing and estimating behaviour and decision-making models through the gathering or the mobilisation of large-scale data sets on individual intention and willingness towards sustainable choices.

Key responsibilities and main tasks

The postdoctoral research fellow will lead the data collection and analysis to support co-creation of place-based territorial intelligence, including: a) mapping macro-trends of food consumers and tourists relevant to the low density territories; b) identifying the key variables, and how they interact, to know what is the individual’s (citizens, managers, politicians, among other) understanding on fair green and digital transitions and on how their behaviour and choices influence it.

Salary and other benefits

  • The monthly value of the grant is 1646 euros (values are annually established by the FCT, I.P.
  • Funds to present a research paper in two international conferences per year, in a total of four funded participations (funding includes registration fees, traveling and accommodation expenses).
  • Office space and personal computer for work use

How to apply (follow the instruction in the link)



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