The climate needs bright minds. The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) addresses crucial scientific questions in the fields of global change, climate impacts and sustainable development. It is one of the world's leading research institutions in its field and offers natural and social scientists from around the world an inspiring environment for excellent interdisciplinary research.
For the EAT-Lancet 2.0 project PIK is offering a
Postdoctoral position on food system planetary boundaries (m/f/d)
(Position number: 02-2023 PostDoc EAT)
in the field of integrated Earth system analysis, starting on 01.05.2023.
The position is funded for 2 years. Remuneration is in accordance with the German public tariff scheme (TV-L Brandenburg), salary group E 13. This is a full-time position with a weekly working time of 40 hours per week. Appointment is conditional on approval by the funding agency. The position can be filled on a part-time basis.
Within EAT-Lancet 2.0, an international science commission assessing healthy diets from sustainable food systems within planetary boundaries, a scientific effort is undertaken to quantify safe food system boundaries for all 9 planetary boundaries, including for climate, biosphere boundaries (biodiversity, land use change, freshwater use, overloading of nitrogen and phosphorus), and also ocean stability, air pollutants and novel entities (pesticides). This will be carried out through multiple strands of analysis and assessment, e.g., modelling and synthesis of published evidence.
The overall scope of the EAT-Lancet commission is to understand how to feed 10 billion people a healthy diet, within planetary boundaries, in ways that are affordable and accessible for all. The interdisciplinary commission consists of 23 Commissioners from 19 countries, with backgrounds in e.g. public health, agriculture and livestock production, political science, behaviour change, food justice and environmental sustainability. At least five Post Docs and Early Career Scientists will be hired for the EAT-Lancet commission, of which one will be based at PIK.
PIK values equality and diversity. We encourage applications without photo. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of ethnic and social origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, care responsibilities, or age. PIK seeks to increase the share of women in scientific positions, and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. In cases of equal qualification and within the given legal scope, women will be given preference. PIK also encourages applications by parents returning from parental leave.
Please apply by 28.02.2023 directly using our application form.
If you hold an international higher education qualification, please also submit the Statement of Comparability from the Central Office for Foreign Education (ZAB) with your application. In the case that you do not yet have a ZAB Statement of Comparability for your qualification, please be aware that you will need to request this if your application is successful. You can find further information on this website: https://www.kmk.org/zab/central-office-for-foreign-education.html
For further information or to discuss the position please contact Janin Schaffer (email@example.com).
The climate needs bright minds. The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) addresses crucial scientific questions in the fields of global change, climate impacts and sustainable development. It is one of the world's leading research i...