Project Manager (m/f/x) for Knowledge Transfer

Faculty of Geosciences - The Department of Geography - The chair for Geography and Land Use Systems
Start date
December 2021
Application deadline
30 Nov 2021
Remuneration group
up to TV-L E14
Contract duration
The position is offered for three years.
Part time
75 %

The chair for Geography and Land Use Systems carries out fundamental and applied research on the human impact on climate via land use. It will lead, pending final project confirmation, the synthesis, transfer and coordination project for the BMBF funding line on Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR). Further information.

To limit global warming in line with the Paris Agreement's goals, greenhouse gas neutrality needs to be reached within the next few decades. This will likely require CDR in addition to emissions reductions. Projects in the BMBF program on terrestrial, geological and material-based CDR and a parallel program on marine CDR methods aim to provide a systematic and comprehensive science basis of potentials, implementability, risks and side-effects in the Earth system of various CDR methods and pathways, and will investigate feedbacks with other Sustainable Development Goals. The CDR program aims to enhance the research capacities in Germany for CDR, strengthen the links between research and other stakeholders, and provide an adequate science basis for political decision-making in research- and climate-policy.

Tasks and responsibilities

The Transfer Manager is the focal contact point for the stakeholders involved in the program, who include, e.g., political decision-makers, practice partners from regional administration and the agricultural sector, and the general public. The Transfer Manager will work closely with the Scientific Coordinator, Program Manager, Public Relations Officer and Graphics Communications Designer. Specific tasks comprise

  • maintaining close contact to all stakeholders to coordinate an efficient dialogue between research and stakeholders across the program's joint projects
  • coordination with the transfer work of the marine CDR program
  • developing and implementing concepts for stakeholder involvement at the program's events
  • identifying the program's most relevant results for public dissemination
  • coordinating and supporting the development of target-group-specific dissemination material (such as workshops, policy briefs, fact sheets)
  • coordinating trans-disciplinary trainings for young researchers.


  • a MSc or PhD university degree
  • experience of several years in the field of knowledge transfer, stakeholder management and policy counseling
  • existing relevant stakeholder networks
  • knowledge of the political and scientific discourse on climate change and sustainable development.
  • excellent German and very good English skills in speech and writing
  • capability to work independently and in a team in a structured and goal-oriented way.


The Transfer Manager will become a member of a dynamic team around research, coordination and transfer of the CDR synthesis project and many other projects at the chair for Physical Geography and Land Use Systems. Wide opportunities for collaboration exist in the Munich area.
The position is offered for three years starting December 2021.

Your work place will be located in central Munich and is easy to reach by public transport. We offer an interesting and responsible position with good opportunities for vocational training and career development.

Payment will be in accordance with TV-L, up to level E14. We encourage female candidates to apply.

This is a part-time job

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


Please send an application outlining your fit for the position (including a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, copies of scientific degrees, and the names and contact information of two references) by Nov 30, 2021 by e-mail (one PDF-attachment with max. 5MB only including all documents) with subject "CDR-Transfer-2021".

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Julia Pongratz.

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