At the Chair of Material Flow Management and Resource Economy (Prof. Dr. Liselotte Schebek) at the IWAR Institute of the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Technische Universität Darmstadt there is an immediate opening for a

Postdoc position

The position is initially limited to 3 years. An extension is possible.

The focus of your research should be on sustainability assessment, with special emphasis on energy systems and/or resource efficiency and/or circular economy. You should be able to apply and advance the methods of Industrial Ecology, notably Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and/or Material Flow Analysis, as well as scenario analysis and modeling approaches. In the context of research projects, you will investigate current issues in projects with partners from academia, industry and society. You will prepare the results of your research for scientific publication as well as adapt those regarding recommendations for action and policy strategies. You will also develop outlines for future research and take active part in compiling proposals for projects.

The scope of your tasks includes the administration and preparation of courses, specifically on the topic of environmental engineering and energy science and engineering, as part of our bachelor and master's programs on Environmental Engineering and the master's program on Energy Science and Engineering. In addition, you will contribute to organizational tasks at the IWAR Institute.

Your Profile

You should have a degree in environmental engineering and science or in a comparable discipline, a highly qualified Ph.D. degree, and extensive knowledge and experience in the field of methodology and application of Life Cycle Assessment. Based on your own research, you should have scientific expertise in energy systems and/or resource efficiency and/or circular economy as well as experience and an understanding of the societal and political context. You should be experienced in managing third-party-funded research projects and in scientific writing. In addition, you should have already acquired initial experience in leading teams of young researchers. You should have a communicative personality, like working in interdisciplinary teams, and have excellent skills in German and English.

The fulfillment of the duties likewise enables the scientific qualifications of the candidate. Opportunity for further qualification (habilitation) is given.

The Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female employees and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference. Wages and salaries are according to the collective agreements on salary scales, which apply to the Technische Universität Darmstadt (TV-TU Darmstadt). Part-time employment is generally possible.

Applications should include the customary supporting material and be sent to the Dean of Faculty 13, Franziska-Braun-Str. 3, 64287 Darmstadt. Further information can be obtained by contacting Prof. Dr. Liselotte Schebek by telephone (00496151-16-20721) or e-mail (

Code No. 757

Published on

December 19, 2019

Application deadline

January 31, 2020