Postdoc Position (m/f)

Start of announcement18.12.2017
End of announcement21.01.2018
InstituteClimate Service Center
LocationHamburg
Online-Application topersonal@hzg.de
Contact personErika Krüger

The Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), an institution of the HZG, is looking for a Postdoc Position (m/f) to support the scientific cooperation with the University of Hamburg research group on Agricultural Economics and Resource Management within the research unit Sustainability and Global Change. The „Integrative Modelling Lab“ will work on the analysis of impacts of global change at the local and regional scale through the creation of integrative models. These models will include knowledge from different sources to support science-based decision making under the frame of „action-able science“. The position is limited to three years. The place of employment is Hamburg.

The tasks will be:

  • the management of the project in close collaboration with the principal investigators
  • scientific work within the project following the needs of the project's document of action
  • collaboration with other GERICS’ departments
  • writing of scientific publications
  • support the visibility of the project
  • support of the team work on the coupling of systems through system modeling approaches
  • support of the organisation of workshops and participatory processes for the team

We expect you to:

  • have a PhD preferably in Environmental Sciences, Geography, Ecological Economics or similar background
  • have experience in the use of System Dynamic Modelling
  • have experience in modelling and programming
  • have experience in participatory processes and stakeholder dialogues
  • have scientific publication in the intersection of science and use of science
  • be highly motivated, proactive, self-reliant, assertive, with an excellent time-management
  • be able to work interdisciplinary connecting the work of different disciplines
  • be proficient in English and German

For any inquiries regarding the position, please

contact Prof. Dr. Maria Manez

or Prof. Dr. Uwe Schneider

We offer:

  • multinational work environment with over 900 colleagues from more than 50 nations
  • extensive options of vocational training (i. a. expert seminars, language courses or leadership seminars)
  • flexible working hours and various models to ensure the compatibility of family and career
  • excellent infrastructure, including a scientific in-house library as well as modern work spaces
  • remuneration according to the standards of the collective wage agreement TV-AVH including further social benefits

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht is an equal opportunity employer and particularly strives to increase the percentage of women in the science sector. Severely disabled persons with equal qualifications will be considered preferentially within the framework of legal requirements.

Please send your application indicating job offer code-no. 2017/CS 16 including your CV, description of your scientific expertise, publication list, copies of credentials including grades, and names and addresses of three academic referees preferably by e-mail in one file not larger than 10 MB to

contact human resources

Closing date for application is January, 21st, 2018.