Senior Research Associate (Akademischer Rat) (m/f/d)

Chair of Planetary & Public Health

Application deadline:

The University of Bayreuth is a research-oriented university with an internationally competitive and interdisciplinary profile in research and teaching.

At the University of Bayreuth, location Bayreuth, the Chair of Planetary & Public Health has a vacancy for a full time position as an

Senior Research Associate (Akademischer Rat) (m/f/d)

Employment is on a temporary civil servant basis (grade A13) for a period of 3 years. In the event of a positive evaluation, the employment will be extended by up to 3 years.

The new professorship for Planetary & Public Health deals with the necessary transformation of health systems worldwide in view of existing global challenges. This requires reducing the negative impact of health systems on the environment and the climate, while simultaneously strengthening resilience of health systems in view of escalating crises and recurring extreme weather events.

Tasks and responsibilities:


Your profile:


We offer:

  • A challenging job in an inspiring environment.
  • The freedom to contribute to shaping the research focus of the Chair of Planetary & Public Health
  • Transdisciplinary research with a transformative approach in the field of Planetary Health
  • Support in the further development of your own research priorities
  • Involvement in international collaborations with partners in other European and African countries
  • Support for further academic development (e.g. habilitation)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Company health management
  • Constructive working atmosphere in a friendly, open-minded and international team
  • Compatibility of family and career

The University of Bayreuth values the diversity of its employees as an enrichment and is expressly committed to the goal of equal opportunities for men and women. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with children are very welcome. The University of Bayreuth is a member of the best-practice club "Familie in der Hochschule e.V." and has successfully participated in the HRK audit "Internationalization of the University". Persons with disabilities will be given preferential consideration if equally qualified.

Please apply online with the standard application documents (cover letter, full CV, references/certificates) by 15.03.2024, stating the keyword "AR_Planetary and Public Health" via our application portal of the University of Bayreuth. The documents will be deleted after the position has been filled in accordance with data protection requirements. 

In case of questions, please contact: Prof. Dr. Wilm Quentin (