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Scientist, Engineer as Senior Researcher / Postdoc Position - Life Cyc

Posted on Mar 15, 2019 by Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH - UFZ

Leipzig, Sachsen Germany
Health Care
12 Mar 2019
Annual Salary
Full-Time
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.
In order to strengthen the research of the working group "Systems Analysis of the Bioeconomy" at the Department of Bioenergy, we are currently looking for the best candidate for the following position:
Senior Researcher / Postdoc Position (f/m/x)

Subject: Regionalized life cycle management approaches in the bioeconomy
working time: 75% (29,25 hours per week)
The position is available as soon as possible, and initially offered until December 2020. An additional extension of the contract is possible. 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 tasks: Establishment of an integrated concept for regionalized LCA approaches for assessing bioeconomy systems
Validation of the developed framework in applied research projects
Engagement in LCA research activities in the bioeconomy field
Scientific publications on applied LCA methods
Your profile: PhD degree (or equivalent) in a relevant scientific discipline (e.g. environmental sciences, environmental or process engineering, agricultural sciences, agricultural engineering)
A strong background in LCA using scientific programming (e.g. Matlab, R, Python) is required
Experiences with bio-based systems and geographic information systems (GIS) are desired
The selected candidate will closely cooperate and interact with an existing group of about 30 interdisciplinary oriented scientists at UFZ and DBFZ. Therefore, it is required that the candidate is committed to an independent, self-responsible work, whilst at the same time committing to a highly interdisciplinary and team-oriented working field
Very good written and oral communication skills in English and commitment to solution-oriented interdisciplinary research are mandatory characteristics of the new team members
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 up to TVöD public-sector pay grade 13 including attractive public-sector social security benefits

Reference: 671251420