Postdoctoral research position in uncertainty assessment of environmental modelling and decision support
Dübendorf, Switzerland
vor 1 Tg.

to explore new concepts for comprehensively considering uncertainty in this field.

The goal of the methodological part of the project is to expand the formal and quantitative consideration of ambiguity of prior information as an important input to scientific predictions and to account for the uncertainty of stakeholder preferences in environmental decision support in addition to the uncertainty in predictions as they are considered in expected utility theory.

This is intended to lead to a more comprehensive assessment of the uncertainty of the expected degree of fulfillment of societal preferences by different decision alternatives.

For more details please see . The goal of the applied part of the project is to test the applicability of the suggested methodologies and their usefulness as perceived by the stakeholders in a case study of river rehabilitation prioritization in Switzerland.

This prioritization is planned to be based on the maximization of the ecological gain at the catchment scale under given budget constraints.

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Required qualifications for this position are

  • A PhD in mathematics, physics, environmental engineering, decision analysis or a similar field
  • Excellent knowledge of mathematics, in particular of probability theory and statistics
  • Expertise in scientific computing and programming
  • Ability of critical and innovative thinking
  • Good communication and scientific writing skills in English
  • Ability of working independently and as part of a team
  • A strong motivation to apply these skills to expand methodologies with the final goal of improving science-based societal decision making in environmental management
  • The position will be affiliated with the research group of Prof. Dr Peter Reichert. The appointment is 100% for two years.

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