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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 for Environmental & Planning Law comprises the
Helmholtz Centre’s legal expertise. The Department’s research
addresses multiple aspects of governance and regulatory pathways
towards environmental sustainability. Specific research
activities particularly include the following: climate change,
energy transition, water management, nature & biodiversity
and chemicals. In accordance with the global nature of today’s
environmental problems we strongly emphasize international
cooperation. In the context of the project Harnessing the
Innovation Potential of Direct Air Capture and Storage for
Reaching CO2-Neutrality (DACStorE) we are looking for a PhD
PhD Researcher (f/m/x) Working time 65 %.
The holder of this position will
- conduct research within the above mentioned research project
(DACStorE), particularly investigating different legal aspects of
CO2-removal and storage through Direct Ai Capture technologies;
- participate in the Helmholtz-Research-School for Negative
- write and publish PhD-thesis.
- Top level interdisciplinary research at a research centre
which enjoys an excellent reputation within Germany as well as
- Excellent technical facilities
- Work in inter-disciplinary and multinational teams
- Excellent links to national and international research
- Support and optimal training courses by our graduate school
- Remuneration in accordance with the TVöD public-sector pay
grade 13 (50%)
Please take further information from our website at www.ufz.de. We are very much looking
forward to your application!
The following qualifications are required:
First German State Examination in legal sciences or a
comparable foreign legal degree (master)
- Fluent English
- Profound knowledge of environmental law, including
international and European environmental law
- Special interest in climate law.
- Interest to spend a research stay abroad.
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
We look forward to applications from people who are open-minded
and enjoy working in diverse teams.
Remuneration up to the TVöD public-sector pay grade 13 including
attractive public-sector social security benefits
Part-time employment is possible. Applications with part-time
requests will be assessed on a case-by-case basis to determine
whether they can be accommodated within the scope of the job
Closing date for applications:
Your contact for any questions you may have about the
job: Till Markus
Place of work: Leipzig
Please submit your application via our online portal with your
cover letter, CV (please omit your photo, age,
or marital status) and relevant attachments.
More information about jobs at the UFZ:
Umweltforschung GmbH – UFZ
04318 Leipzig, Germany