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Monday, December 12, 2011

Opportunity for Ph.D research on climate change

With apologies for cross-posting:

Dear Colleagues,

The position (at The Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine
Ecology [ZMT] GmbH in Bremen []) advertised below
would be ideal for someone working towards a Ph.D in socio-cultural
anthropology; the folks involved would be grateful if you could draw it to
the attention of anyone you think might be interested.


The Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology* in Bremen GmbH seeks, at
the earliest
possible date, to fill a position of
Research Assistant (50%)
for three years. The appointee will be expected to work towards completion
of a Ph.D.
Employment terms and conditions are governed by the provisions of the
German TV-L,
EG 13 for a part-time position. Salary is according to salary grade 13; the
working week
is 50% of full-time load (currently 19.6 hours).
We are looking for someone with appropriate qualifications in anthropology
to conduct
one year of field research in the Pacific within an interdisciplinary
research project on
perceptions of environmental change in the context of debates about global
The field research will be conducted in cooperation with a geologist /
sedimentologist; it
will be supervised by the recently appointed Leibniz Professor at the ZMT,
Prof. Dr. Bettina
Beer (University of Lucerne).
Applicants should have completed a university degree (Master) in
anthropology with a
science minor. Other prerequisites are familiarity with anthropological
field methods,
knowledge of the Pacific and a special interest in either Psychological /
Cognitive Anthropology
or the anthropology of human-environment relationships. In addition to a
to teamwork and an interest in interdisciplinary research the applicant
should have
good English skills. The appointee will work with an enthusiastic
international team of
scientists, offering collegial patterns of work, a cooperative spirit and
the opportunity to
pursue new ideas.
All other things being equal, preference will be given to female. Disabled
whose personal and educational qualifications are the equal of those of
others will also
be given preference.
Applications (in German or English) should include a complete CV, a short
description of
your research interests and experience and two letters of reference; it
should be sent, by
February 1, 2012, as a PDF file to
or in written form to:
Mrs. I. Sanz Jannke
Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology GmbH.
Fahrenheit Straße 6,
28359 Bremen,
For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Bettina Beer ( or
Mrs. I. Sanz Jannke.
Unfortunately, we are not in a position to reimburse travel expenses for
interviews or to
pay for the return of materials submitted (which will therefore be
destroyed). We therefore
ask that you do not send the originals of documents with your application

"The Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT) GmbH in Bremen is a
member of
the Leibniz Association, which is supported by the German Federal and State
Through its research, Leibniz-ZMT GmbH contributes to developing
science-based strategies for
sustainable use of tropical coastal systems ("

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