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Jobs and thesis opportunities

Industrial Ecology Freiburg offers talented and motivated students the possibility to contribute to quantitative research on core sustainability topics, including recycling systems, the transition to a circular economy, sustainable resource use, and assessment of sustainable development strategies.

We advise PhD candidates on their research, supervise MSc and BSc theses, and employ research assistants.

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Master und Bachelor theses

Our aim is to offer excellent supervision and to enable students to contribute to ongoing research, utilise synergies between own work and other projects, and facilitate exchange of ideas and skills within the group. Therefore we require that all BSc and MSc thesis topics fit into the group's profile. Most topics are pre-defined. These topics have been carefully chosen to enable students to contribute to cutting edge research. Working on these topics often leads to a publication and hence, they are especially suitable for students who pursue a PhD.

This list from the year 2017 shows the typical spectrum of thesis topics announced each year.

Before contacting us, please have a look at our guidelines for good scientific practice and for the supervision of thesis work in the industrial ecology group.

If you are interested in one or more of the pre-defined topics, please contact Applicants please attach your grades and a short motivation letter.

We also offer the possibility to specify a self-cosen topic in dialogue with the future supervisor. This pathway to the thesis requires special engagement, the capability to autonomously scope the topic after studying the literature, and the involvement of external experts on the topic.

If you are interested in a specific topic of your own interest, please apply with Applicants please attach your grades and a detailed desription of the topic of interest including an overview of the literature, goal and scope, and choice of methods (1500-2000 words).