Postdoctoral Researcher to work in the project PALIMPSEST


The Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), offers a full-time postdoctoral position, to work in the project PALIMPSEST (Creative drivers for sustainable living heritage landscapes). PALIMPSEST is a HORIZON-CL2-2022-HERITAGE-01-10 funded project, on the topic The New European Bauhaus – shaping a greener and fairer way of life in creative and inclusive societies through Architecture, Design and Arts.  The main goal is to explore heritage landscapes sustainability transition drivers, in three pilot cases (Spain, Italy and Poland). Within this goal, BC3 will be working in the Development and implementation of an environmental and sustainability assessment framework.



Job description:

 The project is hosted at COLLAB (, a research team at BC3 devoted to study collective processes of decision-making and knowledge coproduction. The work will be supported by an interdisciplinary team of researchers, from the fields of climate change science and adaptation, biodiversity conservation, design and arts, who are looking forward to welcoming a new member.

Key responsibilities:

 This new member will: 

  1. Manage the development, including its design and implementation, of a co-assessment framework to monitor landscape services.
  2. Propose and develop a module on environmental sustainability assessment.
  3. Organize and support cross-cutting inter- and trans-disciplinary dialogues among diverse groups
  4. Develop co-production workshops together with scientists, artists and stakeholders
  5. Support the project from the perspectives of natural environment, climate change and adaptation.
  6. Publish high-impact, peer-reviewed research in international scientific journals.
  7. Contribute to a dynamic research team within COLLAB at BC3

Main requirements/skills:

 The candidate must have a strong knowledge in both the inter- and transdisciplinary aspects of climate sciences as well as knowledge coproduction. We are looking for a researcher with doctoral studies in fields like, environmental sciences, biodiversity conservation, or social sciences. Other fields can be considered given that the candidate has the right interdisciplinary expertise.

The candidate must have knowledge and expertise in using participatory social science methodologies, and be able to work in inter-disciplinary research teams that include scientists, artists, architects and designers, and also with a diversity of stakeholders. Since, a great part of the work will entail working with people, applicants must have excellent interpersonal as well as communication skills (both written and oral) in English. They also must be willing to travel to different pilot cases for conducting fieldwork.

The applicants should demonstrate evidence of a track record in peer-reviewed publications as well as ability to initiate and complete research characterized by originality, creativity and innovation and in collaboration with other team members.

Desirable requirements/skills:

Previous experience in organizing and supporting the coordination of stakeholder meetings and workshops. Statistics/econometric modeling.

Benefits and work environment

  • Interdisciplinary and inspiring work environment.
  • 35-hour week work calendar.
  • 30 days of vacation per year.

Term of contract

Starting date will be in the begging of 2023 according to the availability of the suitable candidate. The duration of the contract will be inked to the project duration.




The position will carry competitive salary, matching the academic and professional profile of the applicant, and excellent work conditions.


Basque Centre for Climate Change, Leioa, Spain.

As an HR Excellence awarded institution, BC3 is committed to conciliating research-academic requirements and family duties. BC3 is particularly concerned with creating equal opportunities for people independently of gender, culture, and race. Anyone with relevant qualifications is therefore strongly encouraged to apply for the position.

Application procedure:

Fill the form below and upload one PDF document with the following information:

  1. Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  2. The name of three referees
  3. Motivation letter


9 December 2022 (CET 17:00), however applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Informal enquiries for additional information can be made to Prof. M. Brugnach ( ) or Prof. M. Neumann ( noting in the subject of the message “PostDoc: PALIMPSEST”

Please consider that only applications sent through the form included at the bottom of the BC3 web page will be considered (,


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