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Two Postdoctoral Research Fellowships - UCA Excellency Chair Programme 2023

Published on February 3, 2023 Updated on February 6, 2023

on the February 3, 2023

The CERDI, a joint research center in development economics based in Clermont-Ferrand (France), invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral position (starting in March 2023) on the analysis of the economic implications of natural disasters and other natural hazards (such as extreme weather events) in developing countries.

The International Research Centre of Disaster Science and Sustainable Development (IRC2D) hosted by Université Clermont Auvergne (UCA) invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships on independent research of the applicant’s choosing that will fit into the general theme “Natural disasters and socio-economic vulnerability” and involving various disciplines (Earth, atmospheric and environmental sciences, mathematics, physics, economics, laws, human and social sciences, psychology, health sciences). IRC2D aims at studying complex interactions between natural disasters and societies, in particular volcanism in developing countries, and the path between research and political decision-making. Research activities encompass a broad range of approaches and relate to quantitative studies of natural hazards (including physicochemical processes), physical or socio-economic impacts of natural hazards, hazard/risk evaluation, vulnerability/resilience assessment, or hazard/risk communication strategies. Details on research programs and departments involved can be found on the website.

Researchers interested in applying for this position should contact Simone Bertoli ( in order to get support from CERDI in the preparation of their application.

The research fellowship will be funded by IRC2D-UCA Excellency Chair Programme. The contracts may start from October 2023. Fellowships are supported for 24 months and include a research allowance. The gross annual salary is € 30,700-32,800 depending on experience and includes a benefits package (health insurance plus retirement and unemployment benefits).

They are requested to submit: 
  • Their own original research proposal (limited to 5 pages)
  • A CV (including a list of publications, short summary of the thesis and of postdoctoral research, if any)
  • A letter of motivation
  • Up to five publications
  • Two letters of references (submitted directly by the referees)
All these documents should be submitted to Olivier Roche ( and Socheata Sean (

The deadline for applications is February 24, 2023. Research projects will be selected based on scientific excellence and innovation by the IRC2D.

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