Research Associate in PRISMA

Dresden (DE)
25 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

PRISMA - Centre for Sustainability Assement and Policy offers, subject to resources being available, in cooperation with the Chair of Business Management, esp. Environmental Management (Ms Prof. Dr. Edeltraud Günther), starting at 01.02.2018 a positions as 

Research Associate
(Subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

with 75 % of the fulltime weekly hours, limited to two years. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz-WissZeitVG). The position offers the chance to obtain further academic qualification (e.g. PhD).

Tasks: Participation in research projects in the field of sustainability measurement and assessment, especially ecologic, economic and social assessment of materials in the building sector with regard of time and regional aspects. In PRISMA, research fellows are developing methods on sustainability measurement and assessment with scientists from a wide range of disciplines comprising natural sciences, engineering and the social sciences. 

Requirements: university degree in business and economics, business engineering or informatics; in-depth knowledge of life cycle assessment software and statistical methods and experience in working with standard business software (SPSS, Microsoft Office); independent and flexible working methods, willingness to interdisciplinary teamwork; above-average willingness to work, analytical reasoning; interest in scientific work; very good English and German skills, good writing style, good rhetoric, didactic skills; joy in teaching and social skills. Knowledge in civil engineering is welcome.

Working environment: Highly interesting environment at the interface between economics and ecology, which is applied both in research and teaching as well as in practice; personal and professional competence gain through cooperation in manifold topics of the interdisciplinary centre PRISMA; participation in the transfer of knowledge into company practice; flexible working time; intensive supervision by the professor and communication in the team; creative, result-oriented business climate; interesting university location; sports facilities on the campus; recognized excellence university, university with child.

For further information, please call 0351 / 463-36449, e-mail:

Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same applies to people with disabilities. 

Please send your application documents until 30.11.2017 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) preferably via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal by sending it as a single pdf document to or to: TU Dresden, Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Professur für Betriebswirtschaftslehre, insb. Betriebliche Umweltökonomie, Frau Prof. Dr. Edeltraud Günther, 01062 Dresden. Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.

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