Ausschreibung im Projekt REBOOST

The Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus Senftenberg and Wegener Center for Climate Change at the University of Graz, Austria will be receiving funds for a project called “A Boost for Rural Lignite Regions (REBOOST)”. The project aims to support stakeholders in three European lignite regions (Lusatia in Germany, Konin in Poland, and Gorj in Romania) in the transition from the current high economic dependence on lignite to a low-carbon future. 

The head of the research group "Economics with a Focus on Energy and Environmental Economics", Prof. Zundel, and the head of the Research Group "Social complexity and System Transformation at the Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change", Prof. Dr. Ilona M. Otto, are offering

A research position

(Salary scale 13 TV –L, 100%)

The position starts at the earliest possible.

The position is limited to the end of 2020 with an option of extending for 2 ½ year.

Requirements include:

A master or PhD in economicsm sociology or a related discipline, an interest in structural change of regions due to phasing out of coal, Polish and/or Romanian language skills, research experience in transition problems

The Brandenburg University and the Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change encourages disabled persons to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified.

The Brandenburg University and the Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change are equal opportunity employer and try to increase women in research and teaching.

A full application including a cover letter outlining your experiences and motivation to join the research project, CV, copies of diplomas and a 1-3 examples of your academic writing have to be submitted in electronic format to zundel(at) or ilona.otto(at)