Research Assistant in the nexus between biodiversity, climate, water, food and health at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

We are seeking a Research Assistant to undertake an assessment of the interactions among biodiversity, climate, water, food and health (the nexus). You will contribute to the European Commission funded (Horizon Europe) BIONEXT project (The Biodiversity Nexus: Transformative Change for Sustainability), and to the IPBES nexus assessment1. The position will be held within the Land Use & Climate Change Research Group ( of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), located at KIT’s attractive ‘Campus Alpin’ in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Your specific tasks will be to:

1. Support knowledge and science brokerage for IPBES assessments and EU environmental policy, including,

  • Analysing the implications of transformative change in the biodiversity nexus for EU environmental policy options,
  • Communicate and collaborate with IPBES bodies;

2. Act as a Chapter Scientist within chapter 3 (Future interactions across the nexus) in the IPBES nexus assessment, including,

  • Undertaking a review and assessment of the literature on biodiversity nexus scenarios;
  • Supporting the assessment authors in writing and editing text and managing bibliographies.

The position will also entail small contributions to teaching and group administration.