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FThe SDGnexus Network project at the Center for International Development and Environmental Research (Zentrum für internationale Entwicklungs- und Umweltforschung, ZEU), based at the Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU), Germany, invites applications for a full-time position as

Research Associate for Sustainable Development Goal Interactions with experience in public relations

The position is available from June 01st, 2021 until December 31st, 2024. The salary of the position is determined by payment group E 13 according to the collective labor agreement of the State of Hessen (TV-H).

The SDGnexus Network

The SDGnexus Network, consisting of partners from Colombia, Ecuador, Germany, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, provides a common research framework related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations and aims to analyze synergies and trade-offs among individual SDGs (SDG nexus analysis). The SDGnexus Network intends to prepare the next generation of scientists by implementing a variety of teaching programs and training activities, with particular attention to the needs of junior researchers. The SDGnexus Network investigates interrelations among single SDGs within the following five focal research areas: Food systems, Water, Urban & rural areas, Natural resources, and SDG monitoring. Please find further information on the research areas at https://www.uni-giessen.de/fbz/zentren/zeu/sdgnexus/research/research-areas

Your profile

• You hold an excellent Ph.D. in a topic related to the SDGs.

• You possess good knowledge of the SDGs and of the methods for quantifying synergies and tradeoffs between them.

• You communicate fluently in spoken and written English.

• Good knowledge of the German language is a clear advantage.

• You possess a track record in public relations and science communication, for example experience with social media channels, editorial work, or scientific writing.

• You are familiar with common office packages, photo/video editing software, and CMS-systems.

You are a highly motivated person that brings curiosity in research and is committed to pursue scientific excellence in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative, and international environment.

The JLU is seeking a larger percentage of women in academia; therefore, qualified female researchers are especially encouraged to apply. The JLU sees itself as a family-friendly university. We therefore welcome applicants with children.

Please send your application, preferably via e-mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), stating the reference number 204/Z until April 30th, 2021 to the project manager Bjoern Weeser, Zentrum für internationale Entwicklungs- und Umweltforschung (ZEU), Senckenbergstraße 3, 35390 Giessen, Germany. Applications from disabled people of equal aptitude will be given preference. Please only submit copies of your application documents without document files or folders, as they cannot be returned after the application procedure is completed.

For further information on the Zentrum für internationale Entwicklungs- und Umweltforschung (ZEU) or the SDGnexus Network see https://www.uni-giessen.de/zeu or http://www.sdgnexus.net

The SDGnexus Network is supported by the DAAD with funds from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

PH.D. PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Research fields: Econometrics, Experimental & Behavioral, Growth, Industrial Organization, International, Labor, Macro, Public, Theory, and Urban
  • Strong placements in academia and high quality public & private sector jobs
  • Small classes, lots of individual attention from faculty
  • 5 years of full financial support
  • Further funding via Moody Graduate Fellowships, University PhD Fellowships
  • Mustang Fellowships supporting diversity
  • Strong connections with Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, the George W. Bush Institute
  • Access to DFW Federal Research Data Center
  • World-renowned computation center

 

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