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Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
Equal opportunities are an integral part of our personnel policy, we therefore particularly welcome applications from qualified women. Severely disabled persons are given priority where applicants are equally qualified.
Your contact for any questions you may have about the job:
German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)
Prof. Aletta Bonn
phone: +49 341 9733152
e-mail: aletta.bonn@ufz.de
Place of work: Leipzig
Closing date for applications:
October 17th, 2016
Please use our online application system for your application:
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The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) with its 1,100 employees has gained an excellent reputation as an international competence centre for environmental sciences. We are part of the largest scientific organisation in Germany, the Helmholtz association. Our mission: Our research seeks to find a balance between social development and the long-term protection of our natural resources.

The German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) is a National Research Centre located in the city of Leipzig and jointly hosted by the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), the University of Leipzig (UL), and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ). Its central mission is to promote theory-driven synthesis and data-driven theory in this emerging field.

We’re seeking to fill a

Scientist position (f/m) in the field of biodiversity, ecosystem services and health

working time: 100% (39 hours per week), initially limited from 1 Dec 2016 until 30 Nov 2018 (with possibility of extension)

Your tasks:
  • Lead development of an independent scientific review study and a research programme on biodiversity, ecosystem services and health
  • Evaluation of health benefits of urban green in collaboration with ongoing long-term health studies
  • Organisation of the scientific programme and evaluation of an international research conference in 2017 by the German Federal Agency of Conservation (BfN)
  • Validation of the review study results and conference outcomes through discussion in a wider circle of experts from the fields of science, policy and practice
  • Contribution to national and international research collaboration networks and external funding acquisition
  • High-quality scientific outputs in the form of journal publications and contribution to relevant high-level policy and practice reports
Your profile:
  • A degree in environmental sciences or in social / health sciences ideally coupled with experience in the field of ecosystem research
  • Good publication record
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analysis skills, proficiency in advanced statistical methods
  • Experience in conference or workshop organisation desirable
  • Working knowledge in GIS analysis and ecosystem service modeling desirable
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English (German appreciated)
  • Excellent team player, high motivation and good organisational skills, interest to work in an interdisciplinary team and ability to liaise with a variety of stakeholders essential
We offer:
  • Excellent technical facilities which are without parallel
  • The freedom you need to bridge the difficult gap between basic research and close to being ready for application
  • Work in interdisciplinary, multinational teams and excellent links with national and international research networks
  • A vibrant region with a high quality of life and a wide cultural offering for a balance between family and professional life
  • Interesting career opportunities and an extensive range of training and further education courses
  • Remuneration TVöD public-sector up to pay grade 13 including attractive public-sector social security benefits

Bewerbungsschluss: 17.10.2016
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