Post-doc Researcher Sustainable Resource Use

Reference number: 31510

University of Kassel, The Center for Environmental Systems Research (CESR), announces the position of a

Post-doc Researcher Sustainable Resource Use (EG 13 TV-H)

Full-time position, as early as possible, first limited until 29.02.2020, with intention of extending the contract (position for academic qualification corresponding to § 65 HHG i. V. m. § 2 Abs. 1 Satz 1 WissZeitVG).


Research and publication on conceptual and operational approaches to assess sustainability of natural resource use at different scales in order to derive orientation values for safe operating space. Research in the SYMOBIO project on Systemic Monitoring and Modelling of the Bioeconomy and assistance to project coordination. The project develops a system for multiscale analysis and sustainability assessment of the bioeconomy in Germany and beyond. Material flow models, input-output data bases, economic models and models of land and water use are combined. Global footprints are determined for land, water, timber and GHG emissions and related to socio-economic performance. The position analyses options to further qualify and quantify those footprints with regard to environmental risks in order to derive science-based targets for decision making.


  • Doctorate in natural sciences, environmental engineering or economics with environmental profile,
  • Interest in applied and interdisciplinary research
  • Conceptual thinking
  • Experience with quantitative methods (modelling and simulation, LCA, MFA)
  • Experience with project management
  • Capacity for teamwork and cooperative attitude
  • Disposition to contribute to project acquisition
  • Interest in scientific publicizing and lecturing
  • Strong communication and excellent command of English, preferably also of German

The Center for Environmental Systems Research (CESR) is an interdisciplinary research institute and analyzes and models Human-Environment-Systems. The position is in the Sustainable Resource Futures Group which develops concepts, strategies and tools for sustainable resource management at multiple scales. Email your dossier until 31.08.2018 to:

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Stefan Bringezu, Tel.: +49 0561 804-6115, E-Mail:

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Deadline for submission: 31.08.2018

The University of Kassel is an equal opportunity employer and aims at a clear increase of the proportion of women in research and teaching. Qualified women are therefore expressly requested to apply. Under the precondition of equal qualification, disabled persons will be preferred. Applications indicating the Position Number 31510, which may be in digital form, should be sent to the President of the University of Kassel, 34109 Kassel, Germany or, quoting the applicable reference number.