Postdoc: Water Economics Specialist via LinkedIn

The Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC)

Solsona, Spain 🇪🇸

The Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC) is looking for a Postdoc researcher to join the research group on Socioeconomics and Governance of Rural Systems and contribute to projects related to the valuation of forest ecosystem services, particularly assessing the economic value of water from regional forested watersheds. CTFC’s research activity is organised around three programs: 1) Multifunctional Forest Management; 2) Landscape Dynamics and Biodiversity; 3) Bioeconomy and Governance. The Research Group on Socioeconomics and Governance of Rural Systems is immersed within the Bioeconomy and Governance programme. CTFC is located in Solsona (Pre-Pyrenees, 120 km from Barcelona), Spain. We are a very dynamic research institute that employs app. 120 staff, produces >100 scientific articles annually and has a turnover of app. 6 Mil. €/year. Further institutional information is available at:


The successful candidate is expected to:

1. Assess the water values considering different final water uses (agriculture, industry, human consumption) for regional watershed in Catalonia.

2. Assessment of economic value of forest ecosystem services.

3. Be able to work in a multidisciplinary environment with hydrologists, and forest modellers.

4. Contribution to project proposal preparation.

5. Contribution to other institutional activities.

Basic Requirements

1. PhD in Economics or Agronomy or similar (acquired recently or about to defend), preferably in environmental or agricultural economics.

2. Experience with econometric analyses.

3. Proof record of scientific publications (at least 2) in topics related to the job post.

4. Strong communication skills, writing and reporting skills.

5. Ability to engage with stakeholders.

6. Proficiency in English, both spoken and written.


1. Experience in environmental valuation of Ecosystem Services will be a strong asset, particularly on water economics.

2. Experience with international research projects.

3. Experience in inter-disciplinary projects. Readiness to quickly integrate in an established team.

4. Knowledge of Spanish and/or Catalan.

5. Experience in the forest research domain


1. Team player.

2. Critical thinking and attention to detail.

3. Capacity to work under pressure.

4. Ability to plan and organize.

5. Result oriented.

6. Flexibility and adaptation.

7. Initiative and pro activity.

8. Availability to travel sporadically.




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