Vacancy: Environmental Modeller and Data Scientist at the University of Duisburg-Essen

As part of the Research Alliance Ruhr, the Research Center One Health Ruhr at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) on the Essen Campus, Department of Ecotoxicology, is looking for a researcher as Environmental Modeller and Data Scientist

General Information

The Ruhr area, one of Europe’s largest metropolitan regions, offers attractive career opportunities for excellent scientists and scholars from around the world. In 2021, Ruhr University Bochum, TU Dortmund University and the University of Duisburg-Essen established the Research Alliance Ruhr to bundle their cutting-edge international research on the most urgent challenges facing humankind. There are four research centres and a college. This is just the latest chapter in our long-standing collaboration as the University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr), a community of 14,000 researchers and 120,000 students in the heart of Germany.

At the interface between human health, the environment and animal health, the Center One Health Ruhr provides combines the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, Environmental Science and Neuroscience under one interdisciplinary roof. The role supports the field of Environmental Science and thereby contributes to the development of the working group of Ecotoxicology.

Start of position: September 2024
Contract period: 5 years with option for tenure
Working time: 100% of a full-time position
Paygroup: 13 TV-L, 100%


  • You independently model and analyse data with an ecological or ecotoxicological focus.
  • You plan research projects, obtain third-party funding and publish the results in international journals.
  • You support the Ecotoxicology working group in the area of modelling, data analysis and management.
  • You supervise bachelor, master and doctoral theses.


  • Above-average university master’s degree in environmental sciences, applied mathematics, applied computer science, ecology or a similar field. PhD degree desired.
  • Previous scientific experience (e. g. knowledge in areas of ecotoxicological or ecological modelling, experience in data analysis, mastery of a programming language such as R or Python) required.
  • The position comes with an opportunity for further scientific qualification.

Work environment

  • A diverse area of responsibility in a research-intensive environment;
  • an interesting, responsible job with great potential for your creativity;
  • a working environment with respectful, appreciative cooperation;
  • a pleasant working atmosphere in a dynamic team;
  • family-friendliness through care options for your children;
  • advice on family care tasks;
  • a broad range of further training options and individual training;
  • an excellent public transport infrastructure and free parking;
  • attractive sports and health offers (university sports);
  • the possibility of home office.


Application deadline: 09.06.2024

For specific information on the working group or inquiries about the position contact: Prof. Dr. Ralf Schäfer, Universität Duisburg-Essen, RC One Health Ruhr, 45117 Essen,
Telephone: 0203 / 183 3662,
For applications for this position, the reference code is 256-24, applications should include the typical documents (academic CV, certificates, reference letter of mentor).