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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.

Work­ing field:

coor­di­na­tion and reporting of all tech­ni­cal / sci­en­ti­fic aspects in the pro­ject pilot sites; super­vi­sion of mas­ter and PhD the­ses. In agree­ment, fur­ther tasks in the field of rese­arch and teaching can be assi­gned by the direc­tor of the insti­tute.

Require­ments:

uni­ver­sity degree, pre­fe­r­a­bly with a PhD, in fore­stry or a rela­ted disci­pline, as well as rese­arch / work expe­ri­ence in the tro­pics or sub­tro­pics. Sci­en­ti­fic publi­ca­ti­ons are an asset. We are loo­king for a per­so­na­lity with know­ledge and skills in rese­arch manage­ment and fore­stry. Pro­fi­ci­ent Eng­lish lan­guage skills, oral and writ­ten, is requi­red, Ger­man lan­guage com­pe­tence is an advan­tage, as well as good inter­cul­tu­ral com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills and social com­pe­tence, pre­fe­r­a­bly in the Asian con­text. The suc­cess­ful can­di­date should have an inde­pen­dent, con­cept- and result-ori­en­ted, relia­ble working style with high moti­va­tion and fle­xi­bi­lity, very good orga­niza­t­io­nal, coor­di­na­tion and team com­pe­ten­ces, as well as a wil­ling­ness for tra­vels to Laos, Thai­land and Viet­nam.

How to ap­ply:

App­li­ca­ti­ons from women are par­ti­cu­larly wel­come. The same app­lies to people with disa­bi­li­ties.
Please send your app­li­ca­tion with the usual docu­ments until 10.01.2018 (stam­ped arri­val date app­lies) to: TU Dres­den, Fakul­tät Umwelt­wis­sen­schaf­ten, Fach­rich­tung Forst­wis­sen­schaf­ten, Insti­tut für Inter­na­tio­nale Forst- und Holz­wirt­schaft, Pro­fes­sur für Tro­pi­sche Forst­wirt­schaft, Herrn Prof. Dr. Jür­gen Pretzsch, PF 1117, 01735 Tha­randt or via the TU Dres­den Secu­re­Mail Por­tal
https://securemail.tu-dresden.de by sen­ding it as a sin­gle pdf docu­ment to
tropen@forst.tu-dresden.de. Please sub­mit copies only, as your app­li­ca­tion will not be retur­ned to you. Expen­ses incur­red in atten­ding inter­views can­not be reim­bur­sed.