PhD Position (m/f)

Beginn der Ausschreibung18.12.2017
Ende der Ausschreibung21.01.2018
InstitutClimate Service Center
KontaktpersonErika Krüger

The Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), an institution of the HZG, is looking for a PhD 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:

  • elaboration of couple regional and local models
  • support of participatory processes
  • creation of a user-friendly interface of project products
  • research on system dynamics and implications for policy making

We expect you to:

  • have a degree preferably in Environmental Sciences, Geography, Ecological Economics or similar background
  • have experience in the use of System Dynamic Modelling will be an asset
  • have experience in modelling and programming will be an asset
  • have experience in participatory processes and stakeholder dialogues will be an asset
  • 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 17 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.