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Current vacancies available at the centre

Postdoctoral fellow on stewardship of marine social-ecological systems
The Nereus Program – Predicting Future Oceans is a research and scientific leadership programme led by the University of British Columbia and developed in collaboration between Princeton University, Duke University, the UNEP World Conseration Monitoring Program, Cambridge University, Utrecht University and the Stockholm Resilience Centre. The goal of this postdoc is to advance the research agenda on transnational seafood corporations in relation to global stwewardship of marine social-ecological systems, and integrate such developing understanding in the Nereus Program. The candidate will be working in close collaboration with governance scientists from diverse disciplines and is expected to primarily explore ways to integrate data and methods from organisational science and finance.

Application deadline: 22 December 2016

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PhD student in Sustainability Science
The Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere (GEDB) is now hiring a PhD student to work on examining how supply chains can improve fisheries sustainability globally, within the scope of the project “Supply chain strategies for transforming to sustainable fisheries” (2017–2020). The student will be employed at GEDB, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences but be formally admitted to the PhD program in Sustainability Science through the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC).

The PhD student will analyze strategies that lead to more sustainable use of wild marine resources in specific cultural/political contexts, analyze the process of how, at different levels in the supply chain, actors use strategic agency to achieve sustainable fisheries, and examine which relationship types, at various segments of the supply chain, are most important in creating incentives for enduring change.

Deadline: 30 November 2016

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Postdocs in social-ecological modelling
Stockholm Resilience centre is now hiring two postdoctoral fellows: one within the MuSES project (Towards middle-range theory of the co-evolutionary dynamics of multi-level SES) and one within GRAID.

SRC’s GRAID program (Guidance for Resilience in the Anthropocene: Investments for Development) is a long-term collaboration to build on SRC research in the theory and practice of resilience for development. GRAID will generate knowledge and synthesize insights on resilience thinking, and approaches for assessing and building resilience in the context of development. GRAID is funded by Sida and has been developed as a strategic knowledge partner to the Global Resilience Partnership (GRP), which is convened by The Rockefeller Foundation, USAID and Sida.

MuSES is an interdisciplinary five year project aiming to build understanding of the co-evolutionary dynamics of social-ecological systems (SES), with a particular focus on cross-scale interactions. It combines theoretical and empirically-based modelling approaches to investigate how micro-level interactions between humans and the biosphere give rise to observed macro-level phenomena such as a resource collapse and to identify critical social-ecological mechanisms for sustainable aquatic and terrestrial food production systems. The project is funded by an ERC consolidator grant to Dr. Maja Schlüter.

The work will advance theoretical and methodological research on the dynamics of social-ecological systems (SES). Theoretical work will involve the development of stylized dynamical models to investigate interactions and feedbacks that underly observed social-ecological phenomena, such as poverty traps or resource collapses. The stylized models are intended to support the development and testing of hypotheses about human-environment relationships that determine SES outcomes and enhance understanding of general patterns and causal mechanisms. They will be based upon and compared against general patterns observed in real-world settings.

Deadline: 7 December 2016

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We announce PhD positions four times per year. The announcement dates 2016 are: 

1 March – 1 April
2 April - 2 May
1 September – 1 October
20 October - 20 November

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