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The ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research, based in Frankfurt am Main/Germany, is a leading non-profit and non-university institute for transdisciplinary sustainability research. For over 25 years, the Institute has been developing social-ecological concepts, thus providing support for sound decision-making processes by policy makers, civil society and industry. This way, ISOE contributes to sustainable development and provides the impetus for critical and sustainable science. Our clients and sponsors include national and international public institutions and corporations.
The ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research, Research Unit Biodiversity and People invites applications for a
We seek a post-doctoral researcher whose work bridges the natural and social sciences. The candidate will work on the topics of social-ecological dynamics of ecosystem services, the use of and access to ecosystem services, conflicts or resulting synergies, regulatory mechanisms or their effectiveness. We expect experience in quantitative and/or qualitative empirical social research. Knowledge of the scientific discourse on social-ecological systems and their application as well as of the critical discourses on ecosystem services and biodiversity values is of advantage. German language skills are obligatory.
This work will be combined with biodiversity data in collaboration with colleagues from the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (SBiK-F). The candidate is expected to work in close cooperation with SBiK-F. ISOE is a founding and cooperation partner of SBiK-F.
PhD in a relevant field (Human Geography, Environmental Sciences, Political Sciences, or a related field). The PhD thesis must have been submitted before the application deadline.
Research experience in interdisciplinary working environments
Strong skills in quantitative and/or qualitative empirical social research (e.g. semi-structured interviews, workshops, survey design, statistical analysis, analysis of qualitative interviews)
Regular publication in leading international journals in the field of interdisciplinary research
Very good English and German language proficiency is mandatory
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Salary and benefits are equivalent to a public service position in Germany (TV-H E 13). The position will be full-time (100%) for 2 years. Part-time employment is possible. A longer-term cooperation is aimed for. ISOE is an equal opportunity employer. The place of employment will be Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The employer is ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research.
Please send your application via e-mail in a single PDF file (max. 5 MB). The application interviews will take place in the second half of June. Please include the reference to this position (ISOE-BB-02) in the subject line. Include a cover letter describing your motivation to apply (in German language), and a detailed CV, the names of two references plus a copy of your three most relevant publications by June 4th, 2018 to:
Institut für sozial-ökologische Forschung (ISOE) GmbH,
Dr. Thomas Jahn, bewerbungen(at)isoe.de
For scientific enquiries please contact:
Dr. Marion Mehring, mehring(at)isoe.de
ISOE - Institut für sozial-ökologische Forschung