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Reference number: 2019-056


The Institute of Energy and Climate Research - Systems Analysis and Technology Evaluation (IEK-STE) deals with the Analysis of complex Systems in the fields of energy Technology, energy industry, climate protection and energy policy. The Focus is on interdisciplinary approaches that investigate key aspects of technological development and ist effects on the Environment and the economy. In Addition to scientific purposes, the results also serve to advise the economy and politics.

We are looking to recruit a

Research Scientist in the Field of Social Life Cycle Assessment

Your Job:

Methodological challenges include in particular the identification of suitable indicators and the provision of data as well as the connection to sustainability goals. The aim is to apply database-driven methods and supplement them with qualitative approaches.

Your tasks (preferably as part of a PhD) will essentially include the following:

  • Development and application of social indicators for the evaluation of process chains in the context of the social Life Cycle Assessment
  • Put in context with methods for Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment
  • Interdisciplinary work with colleagues from the fields of technology, economics and environment
  • Presentation of your scientific results at national and international conferences

Your Profile:

  • Completed scientific university degree in the field of social or political sciences with a focus on sustainability
  • Good knowledge of qualitative and quantitative methods of social research
  • Knowledge of social Life Cycle Assessment (s-LCA) or sustainability research are desirable
  • A good basic understanding of mathematics and technology
  • Ability to acquire third-party funding projects
  • Very good knowledge of written and spoken English
  • Ability to work in a team, commitment and the ability to work under pressure
  • High flexibility and willingness to carry out business trips

Our Offer:

  • A challenging and diverse task in an interdisciplinary team
  • Excellent scientific and technical infrastructure - optimal conditions for a successful PhD project in a timely manner
  • Further development of your personal strengths, e.g. through a comprehensive offer of further training or participation in international conferences
  • Flexible working hours and various opportunities to reconcile work and private life
  • Limited for 3 years with possible longer-term prospects
  • Full-time position with the option of slightly reduced working hours
  • Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD)

Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women.

We also welcome applications from disabled persons.

Additional Information

We look forward to receiving your application, preferably online via our online recruitment system on our career site until 05.03.2019, quoting the above-mentioned reference number.

Questions about the vacancy?
Contact us by mentioning the reference number 2019-056:
Please note that for technical reasons we cannot accept applications via email.