Technische Universität Dresden - Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Department of Forest Sciences, Institute of International Forestry and Forest Products, Chair of Tropical Forestry
The TU Dresden is one of eleven German universities that were identified as an “excellence university”. TUD has about 36.500 students and almost 5319 employees, 507 professors among them, and, thus, is the largest university in Saxony, today.
Having been committed to sciences and the engineering before the reunification of Germany, TU Dresden now is a multi-discipline university, also offering humanities and social sciences as well as medicine.
Research Associate (Research Coordination)
for the BMUB IKI project "Production-driven forest landscape restoration under REDD+ through private sector - community partnerships as Asian-regional learning exchange" for up to 42 months. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz - WissZeitVG). The position entails 75% of the fulltime weekly hours. Place of work is Tharandt. The position offers the chance to obtain further academic qualification (e.g. PhD/ habilitation thesis).
The position will be assigned as soon as possible, subject to resources being available.
(Subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group
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Project description: The research project, funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), aims to develop partnerships between communities and the private sector to restore degraded forests in Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, and thus improving the livelihood of the rural people. Locally adapted business models between smallholders and the private sector are investigated, supported by NGOs, local governments and universities. By using the climate policy tool of "Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation" (REDD +), research is planned, e.g., on forest fire reduction, production, harvesting and processing of durable wood and bamboo products, as well as replacement of fossil fuels with forest biomass products. Lessons from the project shall be incorporated into policy recom-mendations, knowledge and training products, and publications.