Part-time Research Assistant – Knowledge co-production for the water-food-ecosystem nexus

The Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), offers a part-time research assistant position of 4 months funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation through the Ramón y Cajal (RYC2021- 031626-I), led by Dr. Violeta Cabello.  

About the project: The project focusses on advancing knowledge co-production for the governance of the water-food-ecosystem nexus with a special focus on the Mar Menor lagoon (Murcia, Spain). The overall aim is to explore how knowledge co-production can be organised as transformative approach in highly contested wicked problems involving water management, agricultural production and ecosystem loss. After three years of fieldwork in the Mar Menor, the project is now focussed in data analysis and writing publications.

Key responsibilities:

  • Support qualitative research tasks, especially interview coding and qualitative data analysis

Main requirements/skills:

  • Bachelor and MsC in social sciences or humanities research
  • Experience in qualitative research about social-ecological topics

Benefits and work environment:

  • Interdisciplinary and inspiring work environment
  • Quiet and spacious workspaces
  • Possibility of participating in internal training and academic activities of the center
  • 5-hour week work calendar (part-time: 50% of dedication)
  • 30 days of vacation per year

Term of contract

Starting from September 2024 on, the position will extend until December 31st 2024, with a one-month probation period.



The position will carry a salary of 20.800 € gross/year for a full-time employment contract. (part time: 10.400€ groos/year).


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. CV of maximum 3 pages
  2. A one-page addressing the question of: How do I meet the requirements of this call? Please address the requirements as indicated in the bullet points above.


14 July, 2024.

Informal enquiries can be made to Prof Violeta Cabello ( noting in the subject of the message “Part-time Research Assisstant – Knowledge co-production for the water-food-ecosystem nexus

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