Doctoral Researcher (all genders welcome) (Department of Forest Economics and Sustainable Land-Use Planning)
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Göttingen, DE
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The Department of Forest Economics and Sustainable Land-Use Planning at the University of Goettingen is offering a position as

Doctoral Researcher (all genders welcome)

for the project Collaborative farm-modelling for reconciling socio-economic and ecological functions . The project is part of the applied for Collaborative Research Centre Ecological and socioeconomic functions of tropical lowland rainforest transformation systems (Sumatra, Indonesia) (SFB 990) and is pending final approval of the DFG (decision will be made by the end of November).

The position should be filled starting 1 January 2020 and is offered under a fixed-term contract for the project duration of 36 months.

The salary is in accordance with the German public s ervice salary scale (TV-L E13) with 65 % of the standard working hours (which corresponds to 25,8 hours / week).

The position allows for the completion of a PhD degree and is suitable as a part-time position.

This project aims at developing an integrative and collaborative farm modelling approach to identify potential fam designs, which meet framer’s needs while providing ecological functions under heterogeneous household and site conditions.

The approach combines multi-objective (goal) programming with robust portfolio theory and participatory research methods.

We are looking for a committed colleague supporting us with this project.

Your duties :

  • Independent research work for the above mentioned CRC
  • Synthesis of existing data and completion with bio-economic modelling; multi-objective modelling on a farm and landscape scale;
  • participative modelling together with the project partners in Indonesia and with stakeholders and land-owners

  • Coordination of the project within the CRC and close communication with all project and business partners
  • Communication of research findings through publications in peer-reviewed journals as well as presentations on national and international research conferences and seminars
  • Building cooperation and partnerships with local and international research and business partners
  • Supervision of student’s final thesis and of student assistants for research questions occurring within the project
  • Your profile :

  • Enthusiasm for research in the area of integrative, multidisciplinary, bio-economic and multi-objective modelling
  • A degree (Master’s degree or Diploma) in the field of Forest, Agricultural or Environmental Sciences rated at least good
  • In-depth knowledge of R and / or another current programming language
  • In-depth knowledge of forest and / or agricultural economics and experience analyzing and interpreting natural scientific measuring data
  • Willingness for research stays of several weeks in Indonesia
  • High personal commitment to the project as well as excellent teamwork and communication skills
  • Spoken and written proficiency in English is prerequisite
  • More information on the CRC 990 can be found on :

    The University of Goettingen is an equal opportunity employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women.

    Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are underrepresented. The university has committed itself to being a family-

    friendly institution and supports their employees in balancing work and family life. The mission of the university is to employ a greater number of severely disabled persons.

    Applications from severely disabled persons with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.

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