Postdoctoral Position in Interdisciplinary Research on the Energy Transition and Sustainable Develop

Applications are welcome for Postdoctoral Positions in Interdisciplinary research on the energy transition and Sustainable Develop at the Faculty of Science University of Amsterdam (UvA).

The urgent need to rapidly reduce carbon dioxide emissions to avoid uncontrollable climate change and fulfill the requirements of the Paris Agreement shapes decisions on how to define, design, and implement the energy transition in Europe. The energy transition is closely intertwined with essentially all Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs), but its wider effects are seldom taken into account or studied in detail. The aim of a recently launched research priority area (RPA) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), called ENLENS (Energy Transition through the Lens of SDGs), is to stimulate and initiate interdisciplinary cross-faculty research that maps the energy transition in Europe against the SDGs beyond European borders.


The successful candidate for the Positions in Interdisciplinary research on the energy transition and Sustainable Develop will:

  • work in the ENLENS programme;
  • undertake personal research efforts and publish the ensuing results, while assisting ENLENS projects in their methodology development;
  • assume organisational responsibilities for ENLENS (coordinate calls for proposals, co-organize workshops, etc.);
  • continue and expand the current ENLENS operation at IAS, and support the coordinators of ENLENS;
  • write progress reports and prepare results for publication and dissemination via journals & conference presentations and through the web;
  • oversee, supervise and train, in association with the project leaders and ENLENS board members, undergraduate and postgraduate students;
  • supervise practical work and advise students on research methodologies and analysis techniques;
  • undertake any necessary training and/or development, and attend relevant meetings.
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Start Date: May 1, 2022.

Duration: 4 years


  • The gross monthly salary will range from €2,846 to €4,490
  • A broad package of fringe benefits (including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, and savings schemes).
  • Family-friendly initiatives are in place, such as an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children day care and sports facilities.

Job Requirements

They seek an exceptionally talented and motivated ‘interdisciplinarity thinker’ with a background in Energy Studies, Environmental Science, Sustainable Development, Sustainability Science (or related areas), and a strong interest in working across disciplinary boundaries.

  •  A PhD in a relevant field;
  • Strong methodological skills and affinity with quantitative analysis;
  • Interest in policy-oriented research;
  • Demonstrated interdisciplinary work experience;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Demonstrated support and/or management skills;
  • Interest in collaborating with students and colleagues in and outside the institute.

Application Process

Applications in .pdf should include:

  • a CV, including a list of publications
  • a motivation letter, including names and contact information of two references

To apply for the Position in Interdisciplinary research on the energy transition and Sustainable Develop, click here.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2022.

For more information, visit the official site.

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