Research assistant on international chemicals management

The Umweltbundesamt’s (UBA – German Federal Environment Agency) Department of International Chemicals Management is looking for a full-time research assistant for a permanent position.

Your tasks

  • Support the National Focal Points in the Division on the Minamata and Stockholm Conventions and the Global Framework for Chemicals (GFC);
  • Designing and organizing target/result-oriented processes on various issues in dealing with chemicals. Including the participation of the relevant stakeholders from science, politics, administration, the private sector and civil society;
  • Prepare technical statements, particularly on issues relevant to environmental chemicals at the national and international levels in close cooperation with other UBA and BMUV (German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety) specialist divisions;
  • Provide scientific advice to the BMUV on the aforementioned topics and on the fulfilment of relevant reporting obligations assigned to the UBA;
  • Provide technical support and management of research projects and expert reports;
  • Work on the enforcement and development of national and international regulations on the environmental risks of the transportation of dangerous goods by road, rail, inland waterway and sea.
  • Assessment of environmental risks of bulk goods during maritime transport in accordance with the Dangerous Goods Transportation Act. Including the assessment of coastal discharges of environmentally hazardous wash water from bulk goods (metal ores, etc.).

Your profile

  • Completed scientific university degree (Bachelor’s or Master’s degree) in natural sciences or engineering. A PhD is considered an advantage;
  • Strong communication, teamwork and presentation skills as well as analytical thinking and good judgment;
  • Strategic and conceptual thinking and action;
  • Ability to take an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach with practicable solutions;
  • High motivation, determination, independence and persuasiveness to achieve high levels of protection for people and the environment on a solid technical basis;
  • Openness and the ability to adapt to changing requirements and conditions;
  • Willingness to travel frequently, including transcontinental business trips;
  • Possess business fluent (written and oral) German and English language skills, with fluency in at least one of the two languages. Additional language skills, preferably in UN languages, are advantageous.

General Information

Location: Dessau-Roßlau, 06844 (70 km north from Leipzig)

Application deadline: 10.07.2024

For more information and application details, check the original posting (in German).