PhD Position (4-year) Modelling of Multiple Climate and Social Tipping Points

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The University of Warsaw is looking for a PhD student to join the project on "An Agent-Based Integrated Assessment of Climate and Social Tipping Points" led by Prof. Karolina Safarzynska.

Climate change constitutes one of the most pressing problems nowadays. Recent estimates show that this year, the global temperature increase will reach 1.5°C above the pre-industrial level, which scientists believe is alarming.

Climate change can be prevented or slowed down with behavioral change. A social tipping point describes a critical number of adopters of new technology or behavior (e.g., renewable energy, electric cars, vegetarian diet, recycling) that can reduce emissions substantially. Such social points may slow down climate tipping points, which we will study in the project. A climate tipping point is a critical value in the global temperature, after which it is crossed, a catastrophic event may occur. Such catastrophes can cause abrupt and persistent changes in climate and the economy.

We are looking for Ph.D. candidate/Master student to join our team working on social and climate tipping points. We will study policies that can help create networks of users of new technologies that may reduce global carbon dioxide emissions and prevent climate change. The project offers the opportunity to learn cutting-edge methods in economics: agent-based modelling and dynamics on networks, and to apply them to study policy-relevant questions.

Requirements:

  1. Basic programming skills (Python, R, C++, other) or willingness to learn. 
  2. Fluent English    

List of documents required:

  1. Recent CV
  2. A motivation letter
  3. A contact detail of the referee

Employment conditions:

Full-time employment for 4 years, starting from April-September 2024. Annual remuneration is PLN 60 000 free of taxes. In addition, a candidate is obliged to enroll in the PhD school, where she/he will receive an additional stipend.  

Please send the required documents by 30.03.2024 to: ke.safarzynska@uw.edu.pl

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