The Global Climate Forum (GCF) in Berlin is a non-profit transdisciplinary research institute founded by noble laureate Klaus Hasselmann. GCF brings together representatives of different parties concerned with climate change including energy industries, insurances, policy-makers, environmental NGOs, and scientists to carry out joint studies that support environmental policies. The Research Process Adaptation and Social Learning (ASL) at GCF conducts internationally leading work on the economics, finance and governance of coastal/marine adaptation from local to global scales. The process is led by Privatdozent Dr. Jochen Hinkel, who co-leads work on coastal adaptation in the United Nations World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) and has been Lead Author on coastal adaptation in the last two Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
The GCF research group Adaptation and Social Learning (ASL), together with the Division of Resource Economics at the Thaer Institute of Humboldt University, are seeking candidates for the following four positions in the context of three new collaborative and transdisciplinary research projects:
The PhDs would be obtained from the Division of Resource Economics at the Thaer Institute of Humboldt University in Berlin, where Hinkel is an external professor (Privatdozent).
Postdoc position on marine biodiversity governance
PhD position on the governance of marine ammunition risk in the German Sea
PhD position on funding & financing coastal nature-based solutions in Europe
PhD position on the global economics of coastal wetlands and sea-level rise
We offer the opportunity to work in a high-profile, internationally recognized research institute within a global network of leading researchers and organizations concerned with social and economic aspects of climate change and environmental issues. The successful candidate will join a young, friendly and highly motivated transdisciplinary working environment in central Berlin within the Mercator Center Berlin. A salary will be paid according to the German university standards (TVL-13).
For the full job descriptions, requirements and possibly extended application deadlines, see the individual job adverts at https://globalclimateforum.org/about/join/. Please send your application including a motivation letter, a copy of relevant certificates, a complete CV, your Master or PhD thesis, as well as names, email addresses and telephone numbers of two possible referees as a single PDF file to the emial adresses named in the full adverts found at this website.