Five Postdoctoral or PhD researchers in quantitative Environmental Sciences


Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)


Friday, April 22, 2022

Start Date

Thursday, September 1, 2022

The positions will be held within the Land Use & Climate Change Research Group and/or the Global Land Ecosystem Modelling Group of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), located at KIT’s attractive ‘Campus Alpin’ in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Specifically, we seek researchers to address the following topics:

  1. The contribution of sustainable forest management to climate change mitigation, adaptation and nature conservation;
  2. The nexus between biodiversity, food and timber production, climate change mitigation, water resources and health;
  3. Nature-based solutions to reduce climate change risks;
  4. The role of international trade and environmental policy in land use and ecosystem change.

You will contribute to the further development and application of the LandSyMM modelling framework using environmental modelling, data analysis methods and literature review. Willingness to engage with stakeholders is also expected for some of the tasks. The positions will entail contributions to project management and reporting, and some teaching.

You will be welcomed into a multi‐disciplinary, highly collaborative and friendly team, well connected to national and international research networks and activities. Salaries will range from €38000 to €61000 gross per annum depending on qualifications and experience based on the Collective Agreement for the German Public Service Sector (TV-L EG13, St. 1-4). PhD students may also be funded through a stipend (studentship). The positions are available from September 2022 for 2-3 years initially with the potential for extension beyond this period.