The Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (www.leibniz-zmt.de) in Bremen is an interdisciplinary institute focussing on the functions and services of coastal ecosystems in the tropics. ZMT is a member of the Leibniz Association, which is supported by the German Federal and State Governments. Through its research, ZMT contributes to developing science-based strategies for the sustainable use and management of tropical coastal systems.
The new Sino-German project TICAS (Tackling environmental change Issues of China's coastal Aquatic Systems: Networking, capacity building and knowledge exchange) is designed to produce and disseminate knowledge that is required to solve environmental issues of China's coastal ecosystems. It is implemented through networking and knowledge exchange between science and society. TICAS builds on and extends the ongoing collaborative project ECOLOC (Environmental change affecting COastal ecosystems of tropical China during the Anthropocene: Landward vs. OCeanic influence) that aims at understanding (i) the natural and anthropogenic factors controlling the physicochemical and biogeochemical environment and (ii) the response of organisms and coastal habitats to the input of land-derived anthropogenic substances along the coast of the Chinese island of Hainan.
Within the working group Ecological Biogeochemistry, ZMT is searching a
Research associate for stakeholder engagement within TICAS
(Reference number: 48 - TICAS)
The successful candidate, in cooperation with the project staff and the ZMT Office for Knowledge Exchange, will focus on developing a concept for knowledge exchange between science and society with the following specific tasks:
For enquiries about the position, please contact the head of the working group Dr. Tim Jennerjahn (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the head of the ZMT Office for Knowledge Exchange Dr. Bevis Fedder (email@example.com).
This is a part-time position (65%, based on the German salary group TV-L 13) to be filled for 2 years subject to project approval by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The starting date will be as soon as an appropriate candidate is selected.
ZMT is an equal opportunity employer. Physical ability (health condition) is required to work in the tropics. Disabled persons with comparable qualifications will receive preferential status. Applicants with a migration background are welcome. ZMT offers a dynamic, interdisciplinary and international research environment and interesting, diverse, and challenging tasks in a family-friendly work environment.
Interested candidates are invited to submit their complete application including a curriculum vitae, a statement of motivation, and the contact information of two referees. Please email your documents as a single PDF file to Ms. Lena Oehlmann (firstname.lastname@example.org) indicating the reference number 48 by 15. August 2017. This advertisement will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected.
Leibniz-Zentrum für Marine Tropenforschung (ZMT) GmbH, Fahrenheitstrasse 6, 28359 Bremen.