The Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH - UFZ is offering a position for two years within the European Union funded Initial Training Network project ĎAdvancing sustainable in situ remediation for contaminated land and groundwater' (ADVOCATE).
ADVOCATE is a multidisciplinary consortium of 20 academic and industry partners across 5 European countries, which will research fundamental science, processes and innovative technology applications in the field of in situ remediation (www.theadvocateproject.eu). The network will provide high-quality training to young scientists.
In Work package 1 analysis includes the identification of relevant stakeholders on ADVOCATE test sites and to evaluate perceived usefulness of in situ remediation technologies, including the assessment of administrative and legal frameworks. In cooperation with partner institutions, one major goal is the integration of scientific and social issues of site remediation to develop recommendations for long-term management on the water sector and to set up a decision support framework to evaluate impact, relevance and sustainability of innovative in-situ processes.
Research includes the investigation of administrative peculiarities and site specific practices of stakeholders via indepth interviewing and focus group meetings.
Closing date: 31 July 2011
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