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
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.