Postdoctoral Researcher on Nature-based Solutions

The Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) has a new exciting position for a postdoctoral (PD) researcher in the field of environmental economics (Nature-based Solutions).

Candidates will join the interdisciplinary research team at IVM, which aims to enhance the implementation of nature-based solutions (NBS), thereby increasing the resilience of society against climate change, biodiversity loss, and other environmental pressures.

They have a large and growing portfolio of projects on NBS and are now seeking to expand their economic expertise on upscaling NBS through innovative financing and business models. Also, they will need to seek and foster collaborations, and co-create knowledge with a wide variety of societal and research partners from these projects.

The role has a 20-40% teaching component, which provides an ideal opportunity to develop and improve your teaching skills.

Possible research areas:

  • design sustainable business models for the implementation of nature-based solutions among various stakeholder groups (with a focus on businesses and government)
  • develop financial arrangements to facilitate the adoption and upscaling of nature-based solutions, in different contexts
  • evaluate necessary policy conditions at local, national and international scales that enable the large-scale implementation of nature-based solutions


  • Developing research programmes to complement the NBS research portfolio
  • Conducting independent research
  • Publish research results in international peer-reviewed journals and impact-oriented journals
  • Teach in Bachelor and/or Master’s educational programmes and supervise theses of Bachelor and Master students
  • Do project management, including the organisation of meetings and activities (e.g., workshop organisation)


  • a salary of minimum € 3,226.00 and maximum € 5,090.00 gross per month, on a full-time basis depending on education and experience.
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They also offer attractive fringe benefits and regulations including:

  • a full-time 38-hour working week that comes with a holiday leave entitlement of 232 hours per year.
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus
  • solid pension scheme (ABP)
  • contribution to commuting expenses
  • optional model for designing a personalized benefits package

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate is expected to have the following qualities:

  • PhD in (environmental) economics, business administration, or a related social-environmental science discipline
  • Proven affiliation with sustainability and environment, ideally demonstrated in an inter- or multidisciplinary background
  • Demonstrated expertise relevant to the economics of nature-based solutions
  • quantitative analytical skills is an advantage
  • some experience in teaching and MSc/BSc supervision is an advantage
  • have good communication skills in English and one other European language.

Application Process

Applications in one pdf should include:

  • a motivation letter
  • a complete and up-to-date curriculum vitae.

To apply for the Postdoctoral Researcher on Nature-based Solutionsclick here.

Deadline: May 31, 2024.

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