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30 January 2023

PhD position at WUR, The Netherlands

Wageningen University & Research is opening a position for a 4-year PhD focused on the development of a Digital Twin. In this position, you will be part of a collaborative team of enthusiastic researchers, waste treatment professionals and key societal organizations dedicated to solving environmental sustainability challenges.

The research is embedded within the chair Urban Economics, which is led by Prof. Eveline van Leeuwen (link LinkedIn page chairholder or page at WUR site). You will be co-supervised by prof. Gert Jan Hofstede.


  • You hold a degree in regional science, economic geography, environmental or ecological economics, industrial ecology, or another relevant background that includes systems thinking to incorporate both social, technical and/or environmental dimensions.
  • You have experience in programming and/or agent-based modelling (i.e. using Python or Netlogo) and/or you are willing to (further) develop such skills.
  • Experience in or affinity with behavioral economics or environmental impact assessments is appreciated.
  • You are not afraid of working with a diverse set of stakeholders
  • You enjoy team-working and contributing to group processes.

For this position your command of the English language is expected to be at C1 levelSometimes it is necessary to submit an internationally recognised Certificate of Proficiency in the English Language. More information can be found here.

For more information about this position, please contact Michel Handgraaf, Associate Professor, by e-mai: michel.handgraaf@wur.nl. For more information about the procedure, please contact Jeanine van ‘t Veer, Corporate Recruiter, recruitment.ssg@wur.nl

Application deadline: 13 February 2023


26 January 2023

ESRC Doctoral Joint Studentship

The Midlands Graduate School is an accredited Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). One of 14 such partnerships in the UK, the Midlands Graduate School is a collaboration between the University of Warwick, Aston University, University of Birmingham, University of Leicester, Loughborough University and the University of Nottingham.

The Midlands Graduate School is now inviting applications for an ESRC Doctoral Joint Studentship between Aston University (where the student will be registered) and the University of Birmingham to commence in October 2023.

Person Specification

Candidates will be expected to have strong analytical skills and experience in quantitative data analysis using large socio-economic and business datasets (e.g. the Annual Population Survey, the Business Structure Database) and appropriate software (e.g. Gretl, Stata, R, Python). They will have a good understanding of, and interest in, applied research on the economic impact of green transitions, particularly from a business and/or regional lens. Additional research training will be offered in research methodologies

Application Process

To be considered for this PhD, please complete the Joint Studentship application form available online here. Please upload an anonymised CV as part of the online application processShortlisted applicants will also be required to provide transcripts and two references. The selected PhD candidate will be hosted at Aston University and supervised by a joint team comprising of Professor Jun Du, Professor Anne Green and Dr Anastasios Kitsos. Candidates are encouraged to look at the supervisory team’s research records before formulating their personal statement.

Application deadline: 26 February 2023


16 January 2023

Research internship opportunity at the OECD

OECE is looking for highly qualified and motivated students with an economics background for a research-oriented internship. Successful candidates will have drafting as well as analytical skills, together with an interest in applying them in a policy context to better understand what supports SMEs, entrepreneurship, regional, urban, rural and local development.

You will join the team working on economic analysis within the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities. Current projects cover a range of topics from transport and infrastructure, to innovation and its diffusion, the local impact of foreign direct investments, skills demand and labour markets, regional productivity and wellbeing, dynamics of scaling up of SMEs and entrepreneurship. OECD is currently recruiting interns for early 2023, but later timing can be agreed upon on a case-by case basis.

Who can apply?
The Internship is open for students who:

  • Are OECD member country nationals;
  • Are enrolled in a full-time graduate degree programme (Master’s or PhD) for the entire duration of the internship in economics, quantitative geography, or related fields (PhD level is strongly preferred);
  • Are available for a minimum period of three months (a four- to six-month duration is preferred);
  • Have an excellent command of English and good drafting and communication skills;
  • Possess solid quantitative research skills and have some familiarity with statistical and econometric analytical tools such as Stata, R, or Python;
  • Enjoy working in a multicultural and international team environment.

For any inquiry, do not hesitate to get in touch with CFE-EDS.Internship@oecd.org.

Application deadline: 05 February 2023


03 January 2023

Assistant Professor of Urban Analytics / Geospatial at UNC Charlotte

The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Urban Analytics. Recruters are seeking a dynamic and broadly trained geospatial data scientist with expertise in leveraging data science approaches to analyze and help solve social, economic, environmental, and/or infrastructural challenges of urban residents and their environment. This position will begin on 15 August 2023 and will start to review applications by 31 January 2023.

Candidates should submit the following to https://jobs.charlotte.edu, Faculty Position 3037:

* a letter of application responding to the required and desired qualifications
* a statement of current and future research
* a teaching statement including teaching philosophy, agenda and evidence of teaching effectiveness
* a statement where the applicant reflects on how diversity is integrated into their teaching, research and/or service activities
* a curriculum vitae
* one to three representative publications
* contact information (including email addresses) for at least three professional references

For more information contact search committee Chair Dr. Wenwu Tang (WenwuTang@uncc.edu).  

The vacancy is open until filled.