Offre d’allocation post-doctorale pour 2011-2012: science et politique des marchés de la biodiversité

8 février 2011
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Post-doc announcement for 2011-2012 : science and politics of biodiversity markets

The Centre A. Koyré for History of Science & Technology and the Ile de France Research Network on Sustainability Research (R2DS) offer a post-doc fellowship to study emerging financial markets of biodiversity offset, and the financialization of biodiversity. The position is based in Paris, with Christophe Bonneuil (Centre A. Koyré, Cnrs & Ehess) and Valérie Boisvert (IRD, UMR GRED) as principal investigators. This is a 12-month position (with a possible 6-month extension) with an annual stipend of 24.800 Euros (netto). An additional budget is available for fieldwork.

The research will include an analysis of the actors (NGO and Foundations, IOs, Governments, Firms) that are promoting market-based instruments for the conservation of biodiversity at the global scale. It will also study how such biodiversity offset markets have come into being through scientific/metrological efforts to ‘make things the same’ (MacKenzie, 2009) across different sites, habitats, species across the world. In particular, the research will focus on how actors have struggled to develop standard calculation methods of the “no net loss”.

As the research will include several months of fieldwork in the United States, we welcome particularly English-speaking candidates. Candidates must have a PhD in Science Studies, Sociology, Ecological Economics, Anthropology or in Political Sciences.

Interested candidates can contact us for more details (bonneuil@damesme.cnrs.fr, valerie.boisvert@ird.fr). Candidates should send a CV, a one-page letter of motivation relating to the research project, and two letters of recommendation before April 20, 2011. The position could start on June 1st, or September, 1st .

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