Looking for: Research Fellow for the Division Circular Economy

With great interest and affinity for digital technologies and digital transformation

  • Jobs 03.01.2019

Germany and the European Union target a circular economy transition, in which waste should be avoided, products and their components should be used as long as possible, and waste is regarded as a potential resource. Related challenges and questions focused on the design of infrastructures, necessary innovation processes, policy mixes and governance structures are the starting point for research in the Division Circular Economy of the Wuppertal Institute.


Your Tasks

You will become part of a project team and work on ongoing research projects on the digitisation of the circular economy in a European and national context. A main topic will be the support of the plastics industry in projects for the implementation of a circular economy. For this purpose, a technical understanding of material flows is just as essential as dealing with data science tools and working with internet-based analytics. You will prepare research reports and publications, but you will also present the research results at international forums. You will also support the project lead in project and quality management tasks.


Your Profile

  • You have a university degree in economics, natural sciences or engineering, ideally with a connection to circular economy.
  • You have a great interest and affinity for digital technologies and digital transformation, programming skills (Python, R) and/or Data Science skills are a plus.
  • You enjoy combining scientific content with objectives of sustainable development.
  • You have fluent English language skills, further language skills are an advantage.
  • Very good knowledge of MS Office is a prerequisite.
  • You enjoy working in a team and are strong in organisation.


What we offer

We offer an exciting challenge in a partly international environment with a high degree of personal responsibility. We are happy to support your interest in further scientific education (e.g. in the development of a dissertation project and/or a completion of your doctorate). You can expect a highly motivated team, flexible working conditions and a tariff remuneration according to TV-L. The advertised position comprises a full-time position and is initially limited to one year, but longer-term cooperation is planned.

We look forward to receiving your complete and informative application documents (in a single PDF file) until 31 January 2019, quoting the reference number 393/18/CE, via our career webpage.


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