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PhD Position ‘Economic and Social Impact Assessment of Plant Pests in the EU’

PhD Position ‘Economic and Social Impact Assessment of Plant Pests in the EU’

Wageningen University, Netherlands



Job description
We invite applications for the PhD position entitled: ‘Economic and Social Impact Assessment of Plant Pests in the European Union’. This research will be carried out within the framework of a recently started multi-disciplinary Horizon2020-project called Pest Organisms Threatening Europe (POnTE), in which 15 research partners from 11 EU countries participate.  
Decision making on strategies to control plant pests or diseases requires combining environmental, economic and social ethical value judgements.  The main aims of the PhD project are to assess economic and environmental impacts and to develop a transparent Multi Criteria Assessment framework to assess plant pest management. This multi-disciplinary research will require the combination of knowledge on economics and operations research. Affinity with plant disease epidemiology, statistics and risk analysis is an advantage.
Function Requirements

For this PhD position we are looking for an enthusiastic result-driven candidate with an MSc degree in either (1) economics (agricultural economics, quantitative economics), (2) operations research, or (3) plant production with a proven interest in operations research and/or economics. Analytical abilities and collaborative skills are required and good communication skills and proficiency in English (both oral and written) are a prerequisite.


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Wageningen University, NL

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