Are you a young professional who would like to get equipped with the necessary tools to approach personal growth, complex problems and translate these into powerful solutions that will be applied in practice? You could reach these goals by joining our project at Except Integrated Sustainability. We are looking for two young professionals with aspirations to science, data and entrepreneurship who could help us realize the project ‘Blue-Green Infrastructure’ - the backbone of the future European Union green developments and circular economy.
Green infrastructure is a strategically planned network of natural and semi-natural areas with other environmental features designed and managed to deliver a wide range of ecosystem services. These include water purification, air quality, space for recreation and climate mitigation and adaptation. This network of green (land) and blue (water) spaces can improve environmental conditions, and therefore citizens’ health and quality of life. This is due to the enhancement of biodiversity, both from a functional perspective and from cultural/aesthetical perspectives.
The project focuses on the development of a practical guidance manual, which guides the implementation of appropriate biodiversity research into design, construction, and management of blue-green infrastructure for European countries. This manual will be used by academia, government, business, industry and citizens when researching, designing and planning individual and integrated solutions in cities, regionally, and nationally.
You will be working on our challenge together with an international team of researchers and business developers from Except, the project steering group, and your research buddy. In the process of collaboration, you will be trained in basic skills in systems thinking & engineering, and learn how to interact with different types of stakeholders. You receive a monetary compensation for your time. Travel costs to our office in Utrecht from within the Netherlands are covered.
Your primary goals will be following:
Please send your CV and a one-page cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 10th. Interviews will be held in the week of December 17th.