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Postdoc position on modeling flood resilience (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (LMU))


The Chair in Human Geography at the Department of Geography offers a postdoctoral researcher position to support the research activities in the context of the European Research Council (ERC) project STORIES (ID: 101040939), led by Dr. Liang Emlyn Yang. This is a 5-year research project that will investigate the dynamic interactions of floods impacts and social resilience in the Mekong River basin. Based on the project, a small team will be established to do pioneering and impactful science on climate resilience.

Your tasks and responsibilities:

  • The postdoc researcher will concentrate on methodological development of Agent-Based Model and/or Social Network Analysis for studying flood resilience, using case studies at the Mekong basin and also beyond.
  • The researcher will take a leading role in the development of scientific publications, organizing and supporting various activities of the project, participating in field work, and co-supervising junior researchers in the project team.
  • The researcher will also contribute to developing new research proposals in the broader field of climate resilience studies.

Your qualifications:

  • PhD degree is required to start the postdoc position, with an education background in geography or a related discipline such as spatial planning, environmental studies, hydrology, geo-informatics sciences, sociology or development studies.
  • The postdoc researcher must have strong skills and experiences in developing Agent-Based Model and/or Social Network Analysis. Proven skills in qualitative as well as quantitative social science research methods are required.
  • A strong publication track-record is expected in any research fields that are closely related to flood resilience or climate resilience studies.
  • Willingness to travel for work (field investigations, project meetings, workshops etc.) in China, Vietnam, and other Mekong basin areas is necessary.
  • Strong skills in project management, workshop moderation and organization are required.
  • Excellent English language skill (written and oral) is prerequisite.

Contact:

Applications shall be compiled into one PDF document that includes a motivation letter, detailed CV, list of publications, a brief research proposal (2-3 pages), supporting documents and certificates, and contact details of at least two potential references. Interested applicants are invited to submit their applications by email to emlyn.yang@lmu.de. The interviews with short-listed candidates are scheduled for the end of January in 2023. For further information or to discuss the positions please contact Dr. Liang Emlyn Yang by email emlyn.yang@lmu.de.

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