Postdoctoral Research Fellow

giga research fellow


The GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies / Leibniz-Institut für Globale und Regionale Studien is an independent social-science research institute based in Hamburg. It analyses political, social, and economic developments in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, and links this knowledge to questions of global significance. It combines region-specific analysis with innovative comparative research on accountability and participation, growth and development, peace and security, and power and ideas. The GIGA seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (m/f/d)

Applications are invited for a full-time position starting as soon as possible, with a contract up to 4 years.

The research fellow will contribute to a project in the CRC 990 (Collaborative Research Cen-ter 990, EFForTS, that investigates the ecological-socioeconomic trade-offs in different land-use systems in Sumatra, Indonesia. Specifically, the project will (1) develop a comprehensive accounting framework (Environmental and Social Accounting Matrix) to aggregate, synthesise, and link existing and future EFForTS data on socio-economic and ecosystem functions at the level of a local rural economy, and (2) evaluate the effects of land-use change scenarios and policies (e.g. certifications schemes, land management regulations) on ecological and socio-economic functions and on the trade-offs between them. The research fellow will be based in Hamburg, but will travel to the University of Göttingen, where the CRC is based, frequently. Further, some field research in Indonesia may be required.


Part-time options will be considered, if so desired by the successful candidate. Diversity and the reconciliation of work and family life are of great importance to the institute. The GIGA promotes the equality of all genders.

More information and applications here

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