Postdoctoral researcher for sustainability of livestock pasture-based systems


The Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) offers full-time Postdoctoral research to be funded by Excellence Unit María de Maeztu MDM-2017-0714 financed by MCIN/AEI/10.13039/501100011033 for the research on the sustainability of livestock pasture-based systems using participatory action research, and contribute to the overall goals of excellence of the María de Maeztu Excellence Unit, BC3.

The candidate is expected to:

  • Provide rigorous assessment of policies for a sustainable management of livestock pasture-based systems
  • Have an excellent knowledge of the main climate and energy-agriculture policies in the agenda at different geographical scales and sectors or topics.
  • Engage with multiple stakeholders and work in collaboration with them.
  • Write reports and disseminate results in different meetings and forums.
  • Raise funding for future research projects on the topic.

Experience/skills required

We are looking for candidates with a PhD degree on Agricultural Sciences, Economics, Environmental Sciences or any other related with the topic and solid knowledge on the assessment of livestock pasture-based systems. Having experience in using and conducting participatory processes techniques to perform policy assessments is highly value as well as the ability to create networks with decision-makers and stakeholders based on cooperation and co-production of knowledge. Field experience in combination with theoretical knowledge of extensive livestock management (guided pasturing, Rational Voisin Grazing), etc.. Applicants should have excellent interpersonal as well as communication skills (both written and oral) in Spanish and English. Knowledge of Basque will be valued.

What we offer:

  • A labour contract in line with the candidate’s skills and experiences.
  • A stimulating work environment in the context of the “Terrestrial Ecosystem Services” team within BC3.
  • 30 days of vacations per year beyond festivities.
  • Flexible working hours and partial teleworking

Benefits and work environment:

  • The selected person will join the Terrestrial Ecosystems research line at BC3.
  • 35 hours a week
  • 30 days of vacation per year for a full working year.
  • Possibility of participating in internal training, learning or corporate social responsibility activities of the center.
  • Excellent working environment

Term of contract

The position will be for a period of at least 6 months with option to renew upon mutual satisfaction based on the performance of the work and availability of future funds.


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 a HR Excellence awarded institution, BC3 is committed to conciliate research-academic requirements and family duties. BC3 is particularly concerned with creating equality opportunities for people. Women with relevant qualifications are therefore strongly encouraged to apply for the position.

Application procedure:

Those interested should include in their request:

  1. A curriculum vitae


10th November, 2021 (CET 17:00).


Any queries related to the nature of this position can be made to  noting in the subject of the message “MdM Postdoctoral researcher”

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Postdoctoral research to be funded by Excellence Unit María de Maeztu MDM-2017-0714 financed by MCIN/AEI/10.13039/501100011033

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Financiado por el Ministerio de Ciencia Innovación y Universidades y la Agencia Estatal de Investigación,
a través de la Convocatoria: Maria de Maeztu 2017 (BOE 21/10/2017) siendo la referencia de nuestro expediente: MDM-2017-0714

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