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Research assistant / PhD student (m/f/d)

Research assistant / PhD student (m/f/d) in the working groupInternational Water Management / Ecological Engineering, for theimplementation of the EGD – focus on Urban Green Infrastructure

The position is part-time (30 hours/week) limited for three years. For the responsible tasks, we offer a classification up to salarygroup 13 TV-L if the corresponding requirements are met.
In general, the objective is to further operationalize and support the EGD scientifically within the framework of the InterGradEGD LSA joint project by making the action plans for clean water, a Europe without pollutant emissions to achieve climateneutrality and the transition to a circular economy possible. In the EGD, the current topic is particularly related to theimplementation of the biodiversity strategy and the EU restoration law.

The scope of the doctoral project is to carry out comparative studies on the current status, planning approaches, implementationmechanisms of urban green infrastructures and their ecosystem services in various cities in the European Union (at leastMagdeburg and Vienna). The aim is to shed light on the urban and spatial planning, ecological engineering, socio-economic,urban climatic and health dimensions of urban green infrastructures. The aim is also to build on the experiences of theinternational working group Gender and Climate Just Cities and Urban Regions of the Academy for Spatial Research andRegional Planning (ARL).

The doctoral project is carried out in close cooperation with Prof. Dr. Petra Schneider from the Doctoral Center „Environmentand Technology“at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences, and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Doris Damyanovic from the Institutefor Landscape Planning at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna.

Your tasks:

  • Research assistant / PhD student (m/f/d) in the working groupInternational Water Management / Ecological Engineering, for theimplementation of the EGD – focus on Urban Green Infrastructure
    Doctorate on the European Green Deal at the Doctoral Center „Environment and Technology“ at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences
  • Conducting research for the doctoral project using qualitative and quantitative methods 
  • Preparation of an exposé for the doctoral thesis, interim analyses, final analyses and dissertation (with cumulativecomponents if desired) for the quantitative analysis of urban ecosystem services, including inventory analyses,forecasts and climate change adaptation capacities.
  • Continuous coordination of the doctoral thesis with the supervising professors at the Doctoral Center„Environment and Technology“ at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences and at the above-mentionedforeign partner university
  • Proactive participation in the framework program of the International Graduate Academy in the state of Saxony-Anhalt and support of this framework program

Your profile:

  • Successfully completed academic higher education degree (diploma or master's degree, or comparable) in anenvironmentally-related subject, such as ecology, water management, environmental sciences, spatial/urbanplanning or similar disciplines.
  • Extensive and verifiable theoretical and methodological knowledge with a focus on urban green infrastructure andecosystem services
  • Very good knowledge of specific and relevant measurement methods, evaluation systems, analyses and modelsdocumented in the scientific literature
  • Ready-to-use skills in dealing with geographic information systems and relevant modeling tools for ecosystemservices of urban green infrastructure
  • Independent, structured, careful and reliable way of working, team and communication skills as well as systemicthinking
  • Good or very good written and spoken English language skills (C1) and German language skills (B1)

    If you have a qualification obtained abroad, please send us appropriate proof of equivalence with a German qualification. For further information, please visit the website of the Central Office for Foreign Education (ZAB) athttps://www.kmk.org/zab/zeugnisbewertung.html.

    If you have any questions about the advertised position, please contact Prof. Dr. Petra Schneider, telephone: +49 391 886 4577, email:

    We look forward to receive your detailed application with certificates, references and proof of your professional expertise. Pleaseuse our online application portal by July 22, 2024.