Junior Research Scientist (Econometric modeling of land use, adaptation to climate change and environmental impacts)

French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA)
Paris, France
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Every year, INRA seeks researchers (PhD or equivalent) from all disciplines to reinforce laboratory and fieldwork teams. Researchers will be heavily involved in scientific networks and tackle environmental, economic and social issues. They are expected to strive for excellence and come up with useful, concrete applications for the real world. Individual research projects will go hand in hand with group efforts in a bid to further knowledge and innovation, in order to produce sustainably, preserve the environment, and improve human nutrition. INRA is recruiting researchers by open competition until to March 4, 2019 and offering permanent position. Land use plays a key role with regard to the challenges of global food security and the environment (climate change mitigation, water, biodiversity). It is also an important lever for adapting to climate change. This aspect is still largely overlooked in studies seeking to assess the impacts of climate change that often consider land use as exogenous or even fixed.
The successful candidate will conduct research on (1) the analysis of the determinants of land use at continental or global level, taking into account both local production characteristics (soil characteristics, current and future climate) and economic drivers (markets, prices, public policies, etc.), (2) the potential trade-offs between mitigation and adaptation to climate change in land-based sectors, and (3) new methodological developments both in econometric modeling and in terms of integrating data at different spatial and temporal scales. This position will contribute to the institute's metaprogramme ACCAF.