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Scientific Collaborator in H2020 Project Installing Multi-use Marine Spaces at RBINS

2019.12.13

Scientific Collaborator in H2020 Project Installing Multi-use Marine Spaces at RBINS

The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS, Belgium) is recruiting a scientific collaborator (M/F/X). The scientific collaborator will be engaged in the recently started project ‘multi-Use platforms and co-locatioN pilots boostIng cost-effecTive, and Ecofriendly and sustainable proDuction in marine environments, UNITED” (2020-2023) funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Commission.

Vacancy scientific collaborator (SW1, 100%, 40 months)

MARINE ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT 

The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS, Belgium) is recruiting a scientific collaborator (M/F/X). The scientific collaborator will be engaged in the recently started project ‘multi-Use platforms and co-locatioN pilots boostIng cost-effecTive, and Ecofriendly and sustainable proDuction in marine environments, UNITED” (2020-2023) funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Commission.

CONTEXT

European seas are undergoing massive developments of marine infrastructure and face increasing competition in respect to spatial claims for activities in the marine environment. Over the past decade, the fundamentals of multi-use have been developed and several initiatives have been undertaken to stimulate multi-use solutions. These solutions must now be upgraded from the development state to demonstration in an operational environment. The EC Horizon 2020 project UNITED will enable the large-scale installation of the multi-uses of marine space through the development of five demonstration sites (of which one is situated in Belgian waters) elaborating on their technical, regulatory, economic, social and environmental viability. It will demonstrate the benefits and viability of the multi-use of marine space concept for multiple economic activities, highlighting the sectors renewable energy, aquaculture and tourism.

JOB CONTENT

The focus of the new collaborator will be on (1) the governance and science of the cultivation and restoration of Ostrea edulisbeds and their interactions (in a multi-use perspective and in close collaboration with Ghent University), (2) the assessment of environmental gain of multi-use (in collaboration with the UNITED consortium) and (3) the development and application of a framework for assessing the acceptability of multi-use solutions across the economic, social and environmental dimensions (in collaboration with the UNITED consortium). 

PROFILE 

  • Master in Sciences or Bio-engineering Sciences (both: within the field of ecosystem management and policy) or equivalent 
  • Wide interest in multidisciplinary research related to all aspects of marine management (e.g. environmental, technical, regulatory, economic, and social)
  • Excellent organization skills for a successful and timely execution of the widely ranging tasks
  • Proficient knowledge of the English language
  • Open, collaborative and inclusive attitude 
  • Prepared to take initiative, but also to work in close collaboration with other UNITED team members within and beyond RBINS
  • Prepared to participate in (inter)national workshops, conferences and symposia 

 

WE OFFER 

  • A full-time 3,5-year SW1 position at RBINS 
  • A dynamic, challenging, varied and stimulating research environment 
  • Free public commuting and/or bike fee

 

START AND WORKING PLACE

  • 1 March 2020 (preferably)
  • RBINS Brussels (Vautierstraat 29, 1000 Brussels) with regular visits to RBINS Oostende (3e en 23e Linieregimentsplein, 8400 Oostende) and Ghent University

 

CONTACT DETAILS 

If interested, please send your motivation letter, CV and a copy of the Master’s Degree diploma, with reference “UNITED” the latest by 10/01/2020 to Yolande Maes (ymaes@naturalsciences.be).

For more information: 

 

Interviews with pre-selected candidates will take place on 20 January 2020. 

Only applications that meet the profile and that are received in time will be taken into consideration.

 

 

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