Postdoc in quantitative global scale analysis of resource-use driven human-environmental feedbacks


UFZ Leipzig


Monday, June 12, 2017

Start Date

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Scientist, PostDoc (m/f)

Working time 100% (39 h/week), initially limited to 3 years, possibility of extension.
The preferred starting date is 1 July 2017.

Your tasks:

We seek a motivated, innovative, broadly thinking scholar whose research focuses is on the quantitative analysis of resource-use driven human-environmental feedbacks on the global scale with sound underpinning through regional case studies. Research areas could include natural resource management, including questions surrounding biodiversity conservation, water, forests, energy, etc.), food systems, food security, subsistence and livelihoods, socio-economic material and energy flows; tele-connections in the global land system. 

You will have the opportunity to develop your own research program contributing to solutions on how land-use intensity affects resource availability (ecosystem service) and how landscapes could be managed optimally to obtain resources and preserve biodiversity and ecosystem functions. We expect the development of joint grant proposals, projects and publications and co-supervision of PhD students.

Your profile:

  • Ph.D. degree in environmental science with experience in social-environmental systems research
  • Good statistical and geographic/spatial modelling knowledge and experiences in meta-analysis and synthesis studies is required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as networking skills
  • Capable of working in interdisciplinary teams with creative thinking
  • Previous postdoctoral experience is preferred, but not mandatory
  • Strong international publication record
  • See for an extended job description

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 inter-disciplinary, 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 up to the TVöD public-sector pay grade 13  including attractive public-sector social security benefits

Contact Name

Prof. Dr. Ralf Seppelt

Contact Email