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Post-Doctoral Fellow position in Environmental Psychology at the Department of Psychology

There is a temporary position available at the Department of Psychology as Post-Doctoral fellow in Environmental Psychology for a period of three years. The position is a fixed -term position with the primary goal of qualifying for work in professional academic chair positions. One year of the position is dedicated to obligatory work in supporting the coordination of the H2020 project SMARTEES.

Information about the Department

The Department of Psychology currently has approximately 110 employees and 1100 students. The Department holds a large and diverse research community covering a variety of disciplines within psychology, and offers studies at the bachelor-, master- (specializations in learning – brain, behavior, environment and in work- and organizational psychology) and PhD level in addition to a study programme in clinical psychology. The Department also has three outpatient clinics that offer outpatient treatment as part of the educational programme in clinical psychology. In addition, the Department participates in extensive local, national and international research collaborations. Our research ambition is to be internationally and nationally leading in various disciplines of psychology.

The position is part of the H2020 project SMARTEES, which will be coordinated by Prof. Christian A. Klöckner at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The project has 11 partners from 9 countries. Its aim is understanding citizen acceptance of the Energy Union, responsiveness to socioeconomic incentives for increased ownership, and prosumerism. SMARTEES integrates theories and methodologies of social energy innovation and agent-based socio-economic simulation and collects data in five trans-European case clusters in the domains of consumer-driven regenerative energy production, energy efficiency in buildings, low-carbon regional transport and consumer empowerment. Dynamic, multilevel agent-based models of successful innovation transfer will lead to a policy sandbox which allows a realistic prospective analysis of existing and future policy and market incentive scenarios. Each case cluster addresses a particular social innovation and consists of two reference cases (mostly cities) and 4-5 followers. The post-doctoral fellow in the project will have responsibility for contributing to theoretical development about energy innovation uptake, collection curation, and analysis of primary and secondary data sets, development and configuration of the agent-based social simulation models, and policy scenario development and testing. Furthermore, the post-doctoral fellow will assist the project coordinator in project management tasks.

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