Post-Doc Posting at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

We invite applications from highly motivated persons for a Post-doc position at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) to support a project on the development of concepts and methods for an integrated assessment of climate and non-climate related vulnerabilities and its application to Germany.

The position involves both conceptual and empirical tasks, including contributions to the development of a generalized vulnerability concept, the development of aggregated indicators, and the compilation of statistical databases, statistical and multi-criteria analysis. The appointee will also participate in the preparation and presentation of conceptual and empirical results, stakeholder engagement and policy advice and will coauthor
reports and publications.

QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires a broad interdisciplinary expertise spanning social and natural sciences. Formal requirements are an advanced degree (PhD or doctoral degree) and a proven track record in interdisciplinary research on systems oriented society-environment interactions. We expect excellent skills in general systems analysis, data organisation and analysis, familiarity with basic climate change research,
industrial ecology, social metabolism and/or ecological economics, and an interest in social theory. Excellent command of oral and written English, willingness to make yourself familiar with new research fields and to actively engage in an interdisciplinary team are essential requirements. Proficiency in German would be an advantage.

POSITION: The position will start as soon as possible and will initially last until December 31, 2011 full-time employment with opportunity for renewal. The salary is in accordance with the German state regulated public service salary scale (TV-L E13). PIK values diversity and encourages applications from women, disabled people and minority groups; international applications are welcome.

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit CV including full publication list, cover letter, a half page statement of intent, and names and addresses of two academic references to Gabriele Götz, Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung (PIK), P.O. Box 601203, D–14412 Potsdam or via email to

APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 30, 2010. If not filled, later applications will be considered until search is closed.

CONTACT: For further information please contact Helga Weisz, co-chair of PIK Research Domain “Climate Impacts & Vulnerabilities” via e-mail:

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  1. Can you send me application packet?. Right now, I am working as Planner for National Planning Commission as a Hon Member in Nepal. I am intrested for Post Doc position on ecological economics. Who is Prof, potential? Give me name details.

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