PhD position: “Coping with Climate-Related Uncertainties and Variabilities”

Universität Hamburg, Germany
Closing date: 15 December 2019

The Cluster of Excellence CLICCS (Climate, Climatic Change, and Society) at Universität Hamburg invites applications for 1 PhD position.

The research associate will participate in the CLICCS-B5 project “Coping with Climate-Related Uncertainties and Variabilities”.

The specific duty within project B5 will be to investigate decision-making under climate targets in combination with anticipated future learning (dynamic decision-making). Part of the work should extend the foundations of the recently developed cost risk analysis whichformulates target-based decision-making in a dynamically consistent manner. Cost risk analysis should be also utilized to generate integrated climate economic scenarios, to be compared to scenarios generated from cost benefit approaches, or suitable combinations of both approaches.

Close collaboration with complementary activities in B5, based on the university’s experimental laboratory, is expected. The experimental laboratory provides a broad range of services for experiments in the social and economic sciences. Thereby, cost risk analysis should be critically reviewed, and, if necessary, be further developed or replaced by competing approaches of decision-making under anticipated future learning.


  • A university degree in a relevant field, preferably in economics, mathematics, physics, informatics, engineering, or some field of the natural sciences contributing to climate dynamics.

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