Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeit planetare Gesundheit (w/m/d)

Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung (MfN), Berlin

Our Mission: Discovering and describing life and earth - with people, through dialogue.

The Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (MfN) is an excellent and integrated research museum of the Leibniz Association with an international reputation and globally connected research infrastructure. MfN is active in three closely interlinked fields: collection-based research, collection development, and research-based public and educational outreach. Over the next ten years, the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin will build up a science campus for nature and society in the centre of Berlin as science hub, together with the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. New laboratories and workplaces for cutting-edge research will be established. One of the world's most comprehensive natural history collections with over 30 million objects will be housed in state of the art buildings as well as fully digitized. The implementation of the so-called Zukunftsplan (future plan), funded with a total of 660 million euros from the Federal Government and the State of Berlin, strongly relies on interdisciplinary national and international partners. Become part of our team as

researcher planetary health (f/m/d)

Work schedule: 75%

Duration: temporary, 18 month contract

Salary Level: E 13 TV-L



  • Survey and analysis of initiatives on public engagement for planetary health in the context of food and food systems – carrying out an international mapping on topics, actors involved, networks, issues, forms of implementation
  • Conceptualization, creation and consolidation of a guiding vision of public engagement for planetary health in the context of food and food systems
  • Establishment of an innovation space and network to foster collaboration and knowledge transfer for inter- and transdisciplinary applied planetary health research, between relevant research disciplines
  • Development and implementation of 4 events: 1) open ThinkCamp and intensive workshop at the European Citizen Science Association 2022 conference, 2) satellite event to the World Health Summit 2022, digital final event to consolidate results and initial meeting for concrete project ideas
  • Fostering knowledge sharing between different stakeholder groups within science and with other groups from politics, economy and society for continued development and concrete implementation planning of planetary health in the context of food and food systems
  • Supporting the acquisition and scientific supervision of third-party funded projects
  • Scientific development of concept and position papers
  • Publishing in scientific and non-scientific journals
  • Presentations at scientific and public events


  • University degree in the natural sciences, social sciences or humanities in one or more relevant subjects (e.g. biology, nutrition, health, environmental, cultural, communication or political sciences)
  • Expertise and experience in the field of integrated health concepts (One Health, EcoHealth, Planetary Health) and knowledge of relevant social, political and scientific actors and initiatives on national, European and international level and access to relevant networks
  • good knowledge in building and managing national or international networks, stakeholders or communities of interest
  • Knowledge and experience in inter- or transdisciplinary working contexts
  • Experience in independent scientific work, including scientific publications
  • Experience in conceptualizing, organizing, and implementing digital as well as physical events, professional development formats, workshops, or trainings
  • Proven experience in project management with parallel deadlines as well as working independently and in a structured manner
  • Good knowledge and experience with formats and software packages for communication and collaboration (e.g. Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Miro, Padlet, newsletter creation, e-learning platforms); experience with project reports and evaluations is an advantage
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken), good German language skills
  • Confident with handling of MS-Office

Special Notes:

In support of equal rights applications from qualified women are particularly welcome. Handicapped individuals will be given preference in cases of identical qualifications.

We look forward to receiving your application with the usual documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, certificates) by 26.6.2022, preferably via our online application portal.

For information on the application procedure, please contact recruiting(at)mfn.berlin.

Further informations:

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Information about the handling of applicant data at the MfN(in German) and Privacy policy for the MfN website (in German)

Family Policy:

The Museum für Naturkunde has set itself the goal of promoting a work-life balance and has been awarded the certificate berufundfamilie audit of berufundfamilie gGmbH - an initiative of the Hertie Foundation. Further information can be found under https://www.museumfuernaturkunde.berlin/en/uber-uns/jobs-und-karriere/arbeiten-am-museum-fur-naturkunde/reconciling-work-and-family-life-audit.