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Institution Faculty of Geosciences - Department of Geography
Remuneration group TV-L E13
Full-time / Part-time Full-time (100%)
Start date As soon as possible
Application deadline 2022-10-15

About us:

The Department of Geography of the LMU is a globally recognized institution with innovative approaches in sustainability science. There, the newly established chair for physical geography and nexus research assesses the complex interactions between water security, food production, energy security and nature at the global and macro-regional level. Our group develops knowledge and tools to understand, monitor, and simulate the behaviour, features and evolution of the nexus as a complex system. In this framework, we have designed an area devoted to energy use and production.

We are looking for you:

Researcher in the field of global energy science (m/f/x)

in Munich

Your tasks and responsibilities:

  • Quantify the current and future energy demand;
  • Quantify and map the current and future energy supply;
  • Identify current and future drivers of change and their quantitative importance for energy demand and supply,
    including demographic, economic, societal and biophysical changes;
  • Assess trends in the efficiency of energy systems according to different technologies and management options;
  • Quantitatively analyse the consequences of anthropogenic depletion or degradation of energy systems
    (including climate change impacts on energy systems);
  • Study the resilience and stability of energy systems;
  • Third-party funding acquisition;
  • Management and guidance in the own group;
  • Writing scientific publications;
  • Teaching and student mentoring.

Your qualifications:

  • Master degree in Energy Science, Energy Technics, Renewable Energy, Engineering in Electrotechnics, or similar;
  • Strong background in quantitative assessment of energy systems;
  • Experience or the ability to quickly acquire a good level in scientific programming (e.g. C, Python, FORTRAN);
  • Work experience in the private sector is a plus;
  • Prior experience in interdisciplinary work is a plus;
  • PhD degree is a plus.

We expect:

  • The ability to work independently and on your own initiative;
  • Structured and goal-oriented thinking;
  • Capacity to familiarise yourself quickly with new topics;
  • Creativity and openness to new approaches;
  • A high level of competence in oral and written English;
  • Reliability and a high level of motivation;
  • Willingness to travel for work (project meetings, workshops etc.);
  • Capacity for teamwork;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Organisational talent and management skills;
  • Capacity for networking and building a productive scientific network.


  • An E13 TV-L position for two years and after that, depending on positive evaluation and the fulfilment of official requirements,
    the possibility of extending to a permanent, full-time A13 position;
  • The possibility to do your PhD or habilitation (qualification as university lecturer);
  • Personal development through the LMU qualification program;
  • Support in relocating to Munich through the LMU Gateway service;
  • Support for child care (for example emergency care, holiday programme);
  • A stimulating working environment in a dynamic, ambitious and innovative team;
  • Working in an interdisciplinary milieu, focusing on questions relevant for society, economics and politics;
  • Living in one of the most prosperous cities in Germany, Munich,
    with beautiful landscapes nearby and numerous cultural, sport and leisure events;
  • Workplace health promotion;
  • Theater and culture: special events, discounts and vouchers;
  • Mobility: job tickets and discounted membership with Share Now (car sharing).

We seek to increase the share of women in scientific positions and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

Also possible in a part-time capacity.

People with disabilities who are equally as qualified as other applicants will receive preferential treatment.


Please send your full application per email with the subject “Nexus Energy Application”,
in one pdf file, before October 15th 2022 to:

Prof. Dr. Marianela Fader
Department für Geographie
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Luisenstraße 37, D-80333 München, Deutschland

For further information or to discuss the position please contact Prof. Dr. Marianela Fader
by phone: +49 89 2180 – 6674 or email:

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