Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) is a research organisation working to promote bioeconomy and sustainable use of natural resources. We provide solutions and services to our customers based on best available scientific knowledge. Our research results and services generate added value and sustainability as well as scientific evidence to support decision making. We carry out research on forestry, agriculture, food, game, and fisheries. We also perform statutory services.
Being open-minded and curious and having a strong will to leave a positive mark to the world binds Luke people together. Together we build a positive working culture where each other’s work is highly respected. In Luke, the work assignments are versatile and employees can influence on the content of their work. We work in a mobile work culture which gives you the possibility to work from where ever it suits you the best. Luke offers a multidisciplinary international research environment with unique research infrastructures, experimental sites and well-equipped laboratories.
Vakinainen, tehtävä alkaa 1.1.2020, or according to the contract
Työpaikkojen lukumäärä: 1
Hakuaika päättyy: 13.9.2019 16:00
Työpaikan tiedot: Luonnonvarakeskus, Latokartanonkaari 9, 00790 Helsinki
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The promotion of sustainable agriculture requires the quantitative analysis of the effects and contributions of changed farming practices, as well as policies, on agriculture and the food economy. For example, there is a need to evaluate quantitatively the effects of specific adaptations to climate change, and the effects of specific measures to decrease greenhouse gas emissions. The quantitative analysis of food system transformation, including changes in food demand, production, land use and agronomic practices, requires in-depth knowledge and skills in economic modelling. There is also an increasing need to evaluate socio-economic and environmental impacts of policies aiming to enhance food security and improve sustainability. All this requires good understanding, knowledge and skills in agricultural economics.
In response to those challenges, Luke opens a position for an advanced agricultural economist. The specific tasks include: (1) Quantitative modelling and analysis relying on microeconomic reasoning at the level of firms, households and markets; (2) Impact assessment of agricultural and agri-environmental policies; (3) Development of modelling tools and expertise in integrated agricultural and economic modelling and analysis; (4) Interaction between research and various stakeholder groups; (5) Writing research plans and funding applications, domestically and internationally; (6) Publishing in high-quality peer-reviewed journals.
The Senior Scientist / Scientist is expected to study developments of agriculture as a part of a sustainable food system under market and policy changes, and to evaluate the effects of economic policy measures on farm management and profitability, food economy and markets. Different means for sustainable intensification of agriculture are studied in multi-disciplinary projects in the context of climate change mitigation and adaptation, and other socio-economic and technical changes. Research methods are economic models of farms and agricultural markets, based on microeconomic theory. The model development includes integration between economic and biophysical models.