[Taxacom] Job offer, Ref.#11-18010 PostDoc

recruiting recruiting at senckenberg.de
Fri Aug 24 09:47:12 CDT 2018

Dear all, 

please take a look at our job offer for a PostDoc position in Frankfurt
am Main, Germany.

Thanks a lot.
Sincerely, Jessica Helm

Job offer ref. # 11-18010

The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN) is a member of
the Leibniz Association and is based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. SGN
conducts natural history research with almost 800 employees and research
institutions in six federal states. Within SGN, the Senckenberg
Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (SBiK-F) explores the
interactions between biodiversity, climate, and society.

In the context of the DFG funded project “Consumption-based accounts
of land-use change related carbon emissions – CoBALUCE”, the
Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung invites applications for a 

PostDoc position (m/f) Trade-related telecouplings and land-use change
emissions (100%)

Globally, areas under agricultural and forestry use are still
expanding. International markets increasingly drive this expansion,
which constitutes a major cause of carbon emission and biodiversity
loss. Investigating how consumption in one place is telecoupled to
production and its impacts elsewhere is paramount to devise more
sustainable production and consumption systems. The project investigates
ways to establish consistent global production- and consumption-based
accounts of carbon emissions related to deforestation and other land-use
changes. These emissions will be attributed to biomass products (food,
feed, materials, energy). The project is conducted together with the
Institute of Social Ecology at the University of Natural Resources and
Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna. The position at SBiK-F will focus on
advancing methods to capture production, trade, and consumption of
biomass products and to attribute land-use change and environmental
impacts to different consumption activities.

Your tasks: 
●	Compare and advance existing approaches for consumption-based
accounting of agricultural and forestry products
●	Develop attribution schemes to assign environmental load (e.g.,
land-use change emissions, biodiversity loss) to production and
consumption activities
●	Conduct statistical analyses of global data
●	Contribute to project management (strategic planning, meetings,
●	Publish results in international journals in cooperation with
the project team

Your profile: 
●	PhD degree in interdisciplinary environmental or sustainability
science, e.g. industrial or social ecology, physical geography or
another relevant field
●	Programming skills (R, Matlab, Phython or similar) and
familiarity in working with large datasets and their statistical
●	Experience in environmental accounting methods such as
environmental footprinting, life-cycle assessment, multi-region
input-output analysis, material-flow accounting, greenhouse-gas
accounting; preferably with a link to land-use issues
●	Excellent publication record
●	Excellent English language skills
●	Interested and preferably experience in working in an
interdisciplinary environment

What is awaiting you? 
●	An interesting task in a dynamic team of researchers in an
international research group
●	The possibility to build and extend your network with scientists
at an international level and to attend national and international
●	Flexible working hours – annual special payment – company
pension scheme – Senckenberg ID card for free entry in museums in

Salary and benefits are according to a full time public service
position in Germany (TV-H E13, 100 %). Employment shall start as soon as
possible and will be initially limited to 30 months. The Senckenberg
Gesellschaft für Naturforschung supports equal opportunity of men and
women and therefore strongly invites women to apply. Equally qualified
handicapped applicants will be given preference. The place of work is in
Frankfurt am Main at the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research
Centre (SBiK-F).

Please send your application, mentioning the reference of this job
offer (ref. #11-18010) before September 30th, 2018 by e-mail (attachment
in a single pdf document) and including a cover letter describing your
motivation to apply, a detailed CV, relevant credentials and
certificates, two relevant publications, and contact details of two
potential references to:  

Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung 
Senckenberganlage 25 
60325 Frankfurt am Main 

E-Mail: recruiting at senckenberg.de 

For scientific inquiries, contact Dr. Thomas Kastner,
thomas.kastner at senckenberg.de 

Mit freundlichen Grüßen /Best Regards
Jessica Helm
Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
(Rechtsfähiger Verein gemäß § 22 BGB)
Senckenberganlage 25
60325 Frankfurt am Main
Besucheradresse: Mertonstraße 17-19, 60325 Frankfurt am Main (1. OG)
Telefon/Phone: 0049 (0)69 / 7542 - 
Leiterin Personal & Soziales
- 1458 Loke, Uta
Stellv. Leiterin Gruppe Personal  & Soziales
- 1319 Elsen, Carina
Mitarbeiter/in Personalbeschaffung (Recruiting)
- 1313 di Biase, Maria
- 1313 Helm, Jessica
- 1478 Gajcevic, Isabel
Fax: 0049 (0)69 / 7542-1467
Mail: recruiting at senckenberg.de


Direktorium: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Volker Mosbrugger, Prof. Dr. Andreas
Mulch, Stephanie Schwedhelm, Prof. Dr. Katrin Böhning-Gaese, Prof. Dr.
Karsten Wesche 

Präsidentin: Dr. h. c. Beate Heraeus
Aufsichtsbehörde: Magistrat der Stadt Frankfurt am Main (Ordnungsamt)
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