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GERMANY: 7 PhD, Postdoctoral, and research assistant positions at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research

7 positions environmental research

The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) with its 1,100 employees has gained an excellent reputation as an international competence centre for environmental sciences. We are part of the largest scientific organisation in Germany, the Helmholtz association. Our mission: Our research seeks to find a balance between social development and the long-term protection of our natural resources.

Two positions as Biological-Technical Assistant

Application deadline 08/02/2023

The collaborative research project "Biological Soil Status Survey of German Forests" ("BBZE Wald") of the Thünen Institute of Forest Ecosystems and the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research - UFZ funded by the FNR Forest Climate Fund aims to monitor the functional activity and microbial diversity of forest soils in Germany to gain a better process-based understanding of the contribution of forests and forest soils to balanced and sustainable biogeochemical cycles by integrating all biological and non-biological data.
Within this joint project the Department of Soil Ecology of the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research – UFZ is in charge of the implementation of experiments to link the microbial pools (e.g. microbial C, N) with soil C flows and their determination by respiration, growth and enzymatic activity. Further task is the proceeding of the DNA extraction from soil and sequencing.
For support in project technical tasks the "Soil Ecology" Department offers a position "Biological-Technical Assistant" (m/f/d) starting from 1st April 2023.

One position as Research Assistant in the Career Centre

Application deadline: 17/02/2023

For support in the UFZ Career Center for Postdocs we are looking for a student assistant (f/m/x). 

Area of work: Events and processes.

Four PhD positions

Application deadline: 13/02/2023

The UFZ will establish a Graduate School within its Research Unit “Environment and Society” on the topic: “Governance Monitor – Tracking and assessing governance narratives for sustainability transformations” The Graduate School consists of four PhD researchers. They will participate in a structured training program that facilitates integration and exchange among the different projects involved as well as within the larger UFZ research context. The PhD projects will develop a scientific basis for the comprehensive, long-term monitoring of political developments related to complex environmental issues, including the governance of bioeconomy, chemicals in the circular economy, and climate extremes. The advertised position is part of this Graduate School.

The department of Environmental Politics is looking for a PhD Researcher (f/m/x) in the new Graduate School on the topic: “Governance Monitor – Tracking and assessing governance narratives for sustainability transformations”


PhD Postdoctoral Research Assistants Germany Environment