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Doctoral Position (Junior Researcher): Behavioural Research And... Tallinn

2021-07-03 21:00:33
Doctoral Position (Junior Researcher): Behavioural Research and... Tallinn
Estonian Business School (EBS) invites applications for a doctoral position in the research project “Behavioural Research and Circular Economy” financed by the Estonian Government doctoral-research grant.

The position is full-time (40 hours/week). It is expected to begin on 1 September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter and to end 48 months later (financing is for the 4 years). The position is based at EBS, Tallinn campus.

Research context

We expect the doctoral student to teach and research behavioural aspects of “the transformation” from linear to circular economy. This project contributes to EBS's strategic plan to explore how micro-level behavioural nudges can affect the transition to the circular economy. This doctoral project aims to conduct an in-depth study of existing literature and gain experimental insights. The project might include political and ethical debates about the role of the state, businesses, legal regulations, and other policies related to the... transformation to the circular economy.

The position

The position will be part of the project team comprising the PhD position, supervisors prof Katri Kerem, prof Jukka Mäkinen and possible new team members.

Prof Katri Kerem and prof Jukka Mäkinen will supervise the doctoral student. The primary task of the doctoral student is to collect and analyse existing theories and evidence regarding the transition to circular economy and conduct an individual empirical study through the lens of behavioural economics. The doctoral student and the supervisor together with the team will analyse and theorise the promise and limits of behavioural nudges in the transformation towards sustainability. The project may include teaching in related fields and/or work as a teaching assistant.

The project starts on 1 September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The working address is Lauteri 3, Tallinn, Estonia.

The Doctoral candidate is expected to:
• Develop an independent research agenda related to the project topic (by the end of the 1st year)
• Collaborate closely with the supervisor and project team
• Co-author articles with the other project members, including the supervisor
• Initiate and organise activities with the project team, affiliated students and the academic world at large (co-organise and participate in research conferences, seminars and webinars as well as related activities)
• Teach or act as a teaching assistant (including supervision or thesis) in related courses, e.g., consumer behaviour, behavioural economics, sustainable development, business ethics.

Work environment and remuneration

Active participation in the daily life of the department is a high priority, and we emphasise the importance of good working relationships, both among colleagues and with our students. In order to maintain and develop the department’s excellent teaching and research environment, the successful applicant is expected to be present in the department and take an active part in the research programme on at least a weekly basis. We respect the balance between work and private life and strive to create a work environment in which that balance can be maintained.

The monthly salary gross is 1600 Euro
Tallinn Estonia (+1 other)
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