Researcher in Environmental Economics (AQUATAG)

Technische Universität Berlin
Berlin, Germany
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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Work­ing field

The pos­i­tion is part of the pro­ject AQUATAG "Dynam­ics, eco­lo­gical effects, social sig­ni­fic­ance and sus­tain­able man­age­ment" fun­ded by the Ger­man Fed­eral Min­istry of Edu­ca­tion and Research (BMBF). AQUATAG is an inter­dis­cip­lin­ary research pro­ject that aims at bring­ing together eco­lo­gical and eco­nomic inter­re­la­tions in the field of recre­ational water use. The pro­ject con­siders inter­ac­tions between leis­ure uses, con­di­tion and attract­ive­ness of water bod­ies, eco­lo­gical effects as well as con­flicts of use and object­ives, and uses data from social media, pop­u­la­tion sur­veys, field sur­veys. The con­tent of the pro­ject will be developed in close exchange with rel­ev­ant leis­ure and envir­on­mental asso­ci­ations and author­it­ies. 
The pro­ject is car­ried out in cooper­a­tion with the Leib­niz Insti­tute for Fresh­wa­ter Eco­logy and Inland Fish­er­ies (IGB), the Uni­versity of Duis­burg-Essen, the TU Dresden, the imug Insti­tute at the Leib­niz Uni­versity of Han­nover and the Oberen Naturs­chutzbe­hörde im Regier­ung­s­präsidium Kas­sel. 
The cent­ral task of the pos­i­tion will be to develop the pop­u­la­tion sur­veys and eval­u­ate the data col­lec­ted together with other pro­ject part­ners. In par­tic­u­lar, dis­crete choice mod­els will be used to ana­lyse a) observed beha­viour (revealed pref­er­ences) such as vis­it­ing recre­ation sites (e.g., a spe­cific water body) and b) stated pref­er­ences with regard to the qual­ity of recre­ation sites (e.g. water qual­ity, biod­iversity). The pos­sib­il­ity to pre­pare a dis­ser­ta­tion is given.


  • Suc­cess­fully com­pleted uni­versity degree (Mas­ter, Dip­lom or equi­val­ent) in eco­nom­ics or a related field of study with above-aver­age grades
  • Research interest in the field of eco­nomic valu­ation, in par­tic­u­lar choice exper­i­ments and good know­ledge of eco­no­met­rics
  • Will­ing­ness for inter­dis­cip­lin­ary cooper­a­tion
  • Good com­mand of Ger­man and Eng­lish (spoken and writ­ten lan­guage)
  • Good know­ledge of stat­ist­ical soft­ware (e.g. Stata, R) is advant­age­ous

For more inform­a­tion please con­tact: Dr. Jür­gen Mey­er­hoff ( ) or Isa Ottmers ( ).

How to ap­ply

Please send your writ­ten applic­a­tion with the ref­er­ence num­ber and the usual doc­u­ments to Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin - Der Präsid­ent - Fakultät VI, Institut für Landschaftsarchitektur und Umweltplanung, FG Landschaftsökonomie, Frau Isa Ottmers, Sekr. EB 4-2, Straße des 17. Juni 145, 10623 Berlin or by e-mail to  .

To ensure equal opportunities between women and men, applications by women with the required qualifications are explicitly desired. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored. The TU Berlin values the diversity of its members and is committed to the goals of equal opportunities.