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Marie Curie Early Stage Researacher (PhD
candidate) on community-based management of Mediterranean
MPAs: marine governance, social capital and participatory
We invite applications for a 36-months Early Stage Researcher (PhD
student) position being part of the Marie Curie Initial Training
Networks "Training Network for Monitoring Mediterranean Marine
Protected Areas" (MMMPA) working at the Department of Applied
Economics of the University of Murcia (Spain). Topic of the project
"Community-based management of Mediterranean marine protected areas:
marine governance, social capital and participatory methods". The
project will include research stays in the cooperating institutions
of the project.
The position is funded by the European Commission in the framework
of the FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Networks ‘MMMPA’.
The selected candidate will focus on standard protocols for the
analysis of marine protected areas, including their governance,
social capital and other relevant socio-economic issues linked to
community-based management. Particular case studies will be selected
to conduct field work for the empirical analysis of socio-economic
effects/variables of marine protected areas. Guidelines concerning
participatory methodologies and communication strategies should be
analysed offering a proposal. Also a set of methodological
guidelines community-based management of marine protected areas in
the Mediterranean context should be referred from the theoretical
and empirical conducted research work.
The candidate will be based at the Department of Applied Economics
of the University of Murcia (Spain). Field activities will be
carried out at the MPAs involved in the network (Portofino (Italy),
Tavolara Capo Coda Cavallo (Italy), Port Cros (France), Messolonghi
Lagoon (Greece), Cabo de Palos and Hormigas Islands (Spain)) in
order to represent different habitats and situations.
The position is open to post-graduates holding a Master science
degree or equivalent in Economics, Sociology, Statistics, Ecology or
related disciplines. Driving licence is required.
The candidate should be able of conducting a socio-economic
analysis, field work including questionnaires and interviews,
statistical analysis and also the use of legal texts. The ability to
write scientific manuscripts and communicate research outcomes by
oral presentations will be also considered.
Previous training and research experience in social capital and
network analysis is preferred. Excellent knowledge in written and
spoken English and Spanish are necessary requirements.
Further information can be found at: http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/index.cfm/jobs/jobDetails/33774531
María Semtiel García
Department of Applied Economics
University of Murcia (Spain)
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