23.10.2019

Student Assistant (f/m/d)

Leibniz-Zentrum für Marine Tropenforschung GmbH (ZMT), Bremen

The Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) in Bremen is a member of the Leibniz Association, which is supported by the German Federal and State Governments. Through its research, ZMT contributes to developing science-based strategies for sustainable use of tropical coastal systems (www.leibniz-zmt.de).

The ZMT has one position available for a

Student Assistant (f/m/d) – Food for the Future (F4F) under RGs ‘Development and Knowledge Sociology’ and ‘Institutional and Behavioural Economics’

(Reference Number: 147)

Description:

A collaboration between the Research Groups ‘Development and Knowledge Sociology’ and ‘Institutional and Behavioural Economics’ at the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research in Bremen seeks a student assistant with background in any of the following disciplines: economics, sociology, political science, anthropology, geography, development studies or the interdisciplinary environmental science, preferably with interest in aquatic social-ecological systems . The student assistant will support the research co-headed by Prof. Dr. Achim Schlüter and Prof. Dr. Anna-Katharina Hornidge, in all supporting tasks related to the implementation of the Food for the Future (F4F) project at ZMT.

The F4F project is intended to develop innovative solutions in the food sector to secure adequate and healthy nutrition. The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and is being implemented by a consortium consisting of a number of other Leibniz centres. At ZMT, we are implementing research called ‘Institutional evolutions for aquatic food production along no-land and no-trade triggered tipping points’. Broadly put, our research aims to build better empirical understanding of institutional changes underlying the transition from capture fisheries to aquaculture production, and to explore prospective institutional changes under no-land and no-trade scenarios. Support from a student assistant is needed particularly for the no-trade scenario in which we will explore potential impacts to Germany’s food sector broadly, and access to fish specifically under conditions of limited trade. The investigation will primarily draw on secondary data and existing literature.

Concretely the tasks of the student assistant will comprise of:

Assist the principal investigators, Prof. Dr. Achim Schlüter and Prof. Dr. Anna-Katharina Hornidge, together with current Post-Doc researcher in research implementation including:

  • secondary data collection on international fisheries trade in Germany specifically and Europe more broadly
  • compilation and review of literature on international fisheries trade in Germany specifically and Europe more broadly
  • input, organization, and cleaning, and archiving of data and other materials relevant to the project as needs arise

Background of applicants:

  • background: economics, sociology, political science, anthropology, geography, development studies, environmental science or another relevant equivalent
  • good speaking and writing skills in English; German is an advantage
  • proficiency in Microsoft computer programs, Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.
  • reliability, conscientiousness, and effective time management
  • ability to balance working under direct guidance and independence
  • proficiency in data analysis software such as MaxQDA or R is an advantage

Details of Position:

  • around 10 hrs/week

Additional information:

For additional information, please contact: Dr. Aisa O. Manlosa, E-Mail: aisa.manlosa(at)leibniz-zmt.de.

With a diving certificate and diving experience we give you the opportunity for further qualification in this area and the opportunity to participate in research expeditions.

Submission of Application:

If you are interested in applying to this position, please send your application letter including a short CV and the reference number “147-F4F” via E-Mail as a single pdf file to Ms. Lena Oehlmann (bewerbung(at)leibniz-zmt.de).

Deadline for applications is 30.11.2019 or until the position has been filled.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Research
Fahrenheitstraße 6
D - 28359 Bremen.