Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/x)

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)

Leipzig, Germany 🇩🇪

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.

The Department Enviromental Engineering is looking for support of the research topic within the platform project CityTech to ensure the necessary water quality for new water-using and water-storing “blue-green” infrastructures to be developed in urban areas and offers a position of a:

Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/x)

Working hours: 100% (39 h/week), limited to 12 month (optional extendable), starting 1st January 2022

Your tasks:

This postdoc position will have a focus on combinations of the following:

  • Technologies for water quality assurance in blue-green urban infrastructures
  • Application of new adsorption technologies
  • Acquisition of third-party funding for own career development
  • Networking on the subject of blue-green infrastructures in urban areas

Your profile:

  • PhD degree in chemistry, chemical engineering or alike
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Very good knowledge in PMOCs analytics and design of adsorption material
  • Very good knowledge of written and spoken English, knowledge of German language desirable
  • Ability to travel and do field work (including a driving license valid in Europe)
  • Team player, high motivation for interdisciplinary and international scientific cooperation
  • Ability to prepare high-impact manuscripts for international journals independently

We offer:

  • Excellent technical facilities which are without parallel
  • The freedom you need to bridge the difficult gap between basic research and close to being ready for application 
  • Work in inter-disciplinary, multinational teams and excellent links with national and international research networks 
  • A vibrant region with a high quality of life and a wide cultural offering for a balance between family and professional life 
  • Interesting career opportunities and an extensive range of training and further education courses
  • Remuneration up to the 13 TVöD public-sector pay grade including attractive public-sector social security benefits

The UFZ has a strong commitment to diversity and actively supports equal opportunities for all employees regardless of their origin, religion, ideology, disability, age or sexual identity. We look forward to applications from people who are open-minded and enjoy working in diverse teams.

Your contact for any questions you may have about the job:
Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH – UFZ
Dr. Katrin Mackenzie
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig
[email protected]

Please submit your application via our online portal with your cover letter, CV (please omit your photo, age, or marital status) and relevant attachments.

Closing date for applications:

Place of work: Leipzig





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