Stellenangebot: The IASS in Potsdam is looking for a Post-Doctoral Researcher (100%) (f/m/d)

The Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS) is financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Federal State of Brandenburg. The IASS conducts research with the goal of understanding, advancing, and guiding processes of societal change towards sustainable development. In order to develop a common understanding of sustainability challenges and generate potential solutions the IASS collaborates with diverse actors from science, policymaking and public administration as well as business and civil society. It pursues a research approach that is transformative, transdisciplinary and co-creative. Further information about the IASS can be accessed under

The IASS is looking for a Post-Doctoral Researcher (100%) (f/m/d)
Reference Number: OceanNETs-2020-02

The successful applicant will work on the research project “Ocean-based negative emissions technologies, publics, and new forms of governance”, which is a sub-project of the Horizon 2020-funded Research and Innovation Action “Ocean-based Negative Emission Technologies (OceanNETs)”. The project will be carried out within the IASS research group “Climate Engineering in Science, Politics and Society” under the guidance of the research group leader Dr. Stefan Schäfer and IASS scientific director Prof. Dr. Mark Lawrence. It is expected that the post-doctoral researcher will work in close exchange and, where sensible, collaborate with other OceanNETs sub-projects toward the successful implementation of the overall project.

OceanNETs will follow a transdisciplinary research approach to investigate the feasibility and impacts of emerging ocean-based negative emission technologies (NETs). OceanNETs breaks new ground by bringing together recognized NETs experts from economic, political, legal, social, and natural sciences and establishing a close dialogue with stakeholders in a single integrated project.

The successful applicant will draw on concepts from Science and Technology Studies (STS) and conduct comparative research in Australia, Canada and Germany, focusing on the emergence of ocean-based NETs as an object of scientific study, technological development, commercial exploitation, national regulatory power, global governance, and activism. Questions to be addressed include the ways in which activist and civil society groups, scientists, regulators, and entrepreneurs conceive of ocean NETs in different national settings, and what global connections—regulatory initiatives, material flows, actor constellations—result from this. Applicants are expected to hold a doctoral degree in the social sciences

More information can be found here. The application deadline is the 30.10.2020.