Scientific Researcher

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht

Hamburg, , DE

The position is initially limited to three years and a part time job. The place of employment is Hamburg.
The project NAIAD project aims to operationalize the insurance value of ecosystems to reduce the human and economic cost of risks associated with water (floods and drought) by developing and testing – with key insurers and municipalities – the concepts, tools, applications and instruments (business models) necessary for its mainstreaming. The project will do this in detail for eight demonstration sites (DEMOs) throughout Europe and develop tools and methods applicable and transferable across all of Europe. The assumption is that Natural Assurance Schemes can reduce risk, especially to drought and flooding, and this risk reduction can be assessed and incorporated within insurance schemes.

Areas of responsibilities:
The position will focus on independent, self-governed research on the integration of knowledge and socio-economic models to provide a good basis for decision making processes in the water sector.

Profile of qualifications:
The candidate must be open for multi-disciplinary research, and have a Masters degree in Earth Sciences, Hydrology, Economics, Civil/Environmental Engineering, or similar subject. Knowledge of statistical methods, and modeling/programming is required. The position involves collaboration and communication in a larger research team of researchers from other disciplines involved in international research projects. Good communication skills, good writing and public speaking abilities in Spanish and English are required. We expect you to be proficient in English. You should have the will to publish in international journals. Experience interacting with stakeholders is beneficial.

The opportunity to write a PhD Thesis is given.

We offer an appropriate salary related to TV-AVH as well as the usual public sector social benefits. The advancement of equality at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht goes without saying; in particular, we are striving to increase the percentage of women in the science sector. Severely disabled persons with equal qualifications will be considered preferentially within the framework of legal requirements.

Please send your application indicating job offer code-no. 2017/CS 3 preferably by e-mail to [email protected]

Application period from March 9th, 2017 to March 22nd, 2017