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Cha­rité - Uni­ver­si­täts­me­di­zin Ber­lin

The Cha­rité - Uni­ver­si­täts­me­di­zin Ber­lin is a joint medi­cal faculty, which ser­ves both Freie Uni­ver­si­tät Ber­lin and Hum­boldt Uni­ver­si­tät zu Ber­lin. As one of the lar­gest uni­ver­sity hos­pi­tals in Europe with an important history, it plays a lea­ding role in rese­arch, tea­ching and cli­ni­cal care. The Cha­rité uni­ver­sity hos­pi­tal has also made a name for its­elf as a modern busi­ness with cer­ti­fi­ca­ti­ons in the medi­cal, cli­ni­cal and manage­ment fields.


Insti­tute of Public Health, CC01

Work­ing field:

The newly estab­lished rese­arch group on cli­mate change and health, led by Prof. Sabine Gab­rysch, aims to link cli­mate change rese­arch at the Pots­dam Insti­tute for Cli­mate Impact Rese­arch (PIK) and human health rese­arch at Cha­rité, with a focus on mal­nut­ri­tion. Gui­ded by the trans­di­sci­pli­nary con­cept of Pla­ne­tary Health, we assess health and nut­ri­tion impacts of glo­bal envi­ron­men­tal change and eva­luate win-win solu­ti­ons for the tran­si­tion towards cli­mate-resi­li­ent, sustainable and healthy food sys­tems. We are see­king a highly moti­va­ted, bright, dedi­ca­ted and fri­endly post­doc­to­ral rese­ar­cher with a keen inte­rest in the links bet­ween cli­mate change, glo­bal nut­ri­tion and health to join our enthu­si­astic team and add their com­ple­men­tary skills. The post­doc­to­ral fel­low will be based in Ber­lin or Pots­dam, Ger­many and must be able to work inde­pendently, and as a mem­ber of a mul­ti­cul­tu­ral, mul­ti­di­sci­pli­nary team to carry out his/her duties.

  • Deve­lop and con­duct own rese­arch pro­jects in the field of cli­mate change and health with a focus on agri­cul­ture/nut­ri­tion or a rela­ted topic, e.g. stu­dy­ing the cli­mate-agri­cul­ture-nut­ri­tion-health pathway, the impact of nut­ri­tio­nal stress in utero on long-term health out­co­mes, or health bene­fits of agroeco­lo­gi­cal approa­ches
  • Carry out trans­di­sci­pli­nary imple­men­ta­tion rese­arch pro­jects in high- or low-income set­tings with pri­mary data collec­tion and/or ana­lyze large popu­la­tion-based data­sets from house­hold sur­veys and sur­veil­lance sites in low-income set­tings, inclu­ding from the Food and Agri­cul­tu­ral Approa­ches to Redu­cing Mal­nut­ri­tion (FAARM) trial in Ban­gla­desh
  • Estab­lish and sustain col­la­bo­ra­ti­ons with rese­ar­chers at PIK, Cha­rité and bey­ond, buil­ding brid­ges bet­ween disci­pli­nes
  • Deve­lop rese­arch pro­po­sals and apply for fur­ther fun­ding
  • Publish in peer-reviewed jour­nals and pre­sent at inter­na­tio­nal con­fe­ren­ces
  • Con­tri­bute to tea­ching and super­vi­sion of mas­ter’s and doc­to­ral stu­dents
  • Actively par­ti­ci­pate in aca­de­mic life at PIK and Cha­rité
  • Con­tri­bute to the trans­fer of rese­arch fin­dings into society and public policy


  • Doc­to­ral degree in a rele­vant disci­pline (com­ple­ted by Decem­ber 2020)
  • Degree and/or equi­va­lent exper­tise in epi­de­mio­logy, inclu­ding a good under­stan­ding of key issues in study design
  • Docu­men­ted exper­tise in an addi­tio­nal rele­vant disci­pline, e.g. in public/glo­bal health, medi­cine, mole­cu­lar bio­logy, nut­ri­tion, eco­logy, envi­ron­men­tal sci­en­ces, agri­cul­ture or eco­no­mics
  • Strong quan­ti­ta­tive ana­ly­ti­cal rese­arch skills, pre­fer­a­bly inclu­ding data manage­ment and advan­ced sta­tis­ti­cal ana­ly­sis of data­sets using Stata or other sta­tis­ti­cal soft­ware
  • Good track record (accord­ing to sci­en­ti­fic age) of first-autho­red high-qua­lity rese­arch arti­cles in peer-reviewed jour­nals in one or more sub­ject areas rele­vant to this posi­tion
  • Two or more years of pro­ject manage­ment expe­ri­ence and tech­ni­cal exper­tise in the con­duct of rese­arch stu­dies
  • Expe­ri­ence men­to­ring stu­dents or other lea­dership roles
  • Excel­lent com­mu­ni­ca­tion, pre­sen­ta­tion and wri­ting skills in Eng­lish; Ger­man skills advan­ta­ge­ous, but not essen­tial
  • Excel­lent orga­ni­za­tio­nal, pro­blem-sol­ving skills and inter­per­so­nal, con­flict-sol­ving skills
  • Care­ful and meti­cu­lous working style, self-cri­ti­cal atti­tude and eager­ness to learn
  • Desi­ra­ble is a track record of suc­cess­ful grant app­li­ca­ti­ons; exper­tise in eva­lua­tion sci­ence, inclu­ding impact and pro­cess eva­lua­tion; expe­ri­ence with agri­cul­ture/nut­ri­tion rese­arch; in low-income coun­try set­tings; trans­di­sci­pli­nary rese­arch; sci­ence-policy com­mu­ni­ca­tion.