Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences in Kleve and Kamp-Lintfort, Germany, offers an innovative and uniquely international environment with first-rate, interdisciplinary and predominantly English-taught bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. In addition to excellence in teaching, we are also committed to excellence in applied research, particularly in the areas of engineering, technology and the natural and social sciences. The university is home to a student body of over 7,000 students from over 100 countries. Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences sits on the picturesque Lower Rhine between the industrial and economic hub of the Rhine-Ruhr region and the Netherlands. This idyllic, yet central location offers the perfect backdrop for families, as well as excellent connections to bustling metropolitan areas.

We are currently seeking to fill the following position in the Faculty of Life Sciences, Kleve Campus, to be filled until 1st January 2021 respectively as soon as possible:

Reference number  07/F2/20

Post-doc / Research Associate for the analysis of technology transfer and advisory work in bamboo value chains in Vietnam

German TV-L pay scale level EG 13, (initially) fixed-term contract for 3 years according to § 2 Abs.2 (WissZeitVG), part-time with 50 % of the average weekly hours of the full-time equivalent (subject to project approval)

Your tasks

  • Design and conduct empirical research in Vietnam with the opportunity to pursue doctoral studies
  • Develop locally adapted tools and methods for rural advisory work aiming to promote bamboo cultivation and processing in Vietnam in close cooperation with Vietnamese partners
  • Publish research results in renowned international journals and present them at workshops and conferences
  • Supervise students' theses on project topics
  • Support the acquisition of third-party funds

Your profile

  • Above-average master degree in agricultural economics, rural sociology, natural resource management or related disciplines with socio-economic orientation
  • A pertinent PhD/doctoral degree will be of advantage
  • Well-founded experience with the application of methods of qualitative and quantitative empirical social research as well as the mixed-methods approach
  • Strong analytical skills and familiarity with methods of inferential and business statistics
  • Experience in conducting research projects and the preparation and publication of scientific studies
  • Strong motivation to conduct and publish high-quality research
  • First proven experience in publishing your own scientific results are of advantage
  • High degree of independence, responsibility and team spirit and the desire to work in an international environment
  • Willingness to conduct several months of fieldwork in Vietnam
  • Excellent English skills (level C1, oral and written)
  • Work and/or research experience in a developing country are of advantage
  • Work experience in rural advisory/agricultural extension work is of advantage

We offer

  • A diverse range of interesting and challenging tasks
  • Work-life balance assistance for employees
  • Numerous opportunities for personal and professional development
  • All the advantages of working in public service in Germany (social benefits), including an annual holiday bonus, capital accumulation benefits, 30 days of paid leave, and a company pension scheme
  • Possibility of telework / home office
  • Employee health management programme

Non-native German speakers must have at least basic proficiency in German.

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences is committed to the professional development and advancement of women. Female candidates are expressly welcomed and encouraged to apply. In accordance with the Gender Equality Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz NRW), in cases of equal suitability, aptitude and professional experience, female candidates shall be given preferential consideration over male candidates for vacancies in areas with proportionally fewer female employees, provided there are no specific, overriding reasons for giving preference to a specific male candidate.

In the event of equal suitability, preferential consideration will also be given to disabled candidates or candidates recognised as such by virtue of Section 2 (3) of the German Code of Social Law, Book IX (SGB IX).

Please submit your application through the following link: https://www.hochschule-rhein-waal.de/en/vacancies and add the usual application documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, diplomas, job references, proof of qualifications and, if applicable, proof of severe disability) in a single PDF file.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Deadline for applications: 25.10.2020

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