Career at the IOER

The IOER offers a wide range of career and development opportunities for scientists and staff in the science support sector. Within the framework of our research, we promote outstanding doctoral students, postdocs and those who work on habilitation. With the Dresden Leibniz Graduate School (DLGS), we also promote independent PhD students to expand our research profile.

We attach great importance to the professional and personal development of all employees. In guiding individual career paths, we strive to reconcile top performance with a healthy and environmentally sound life. In career development, equal opportunities and diversity are of great importance to us.

We look forward to welcoming new colleagues and to working with visiting scholars, bachelor and master students and alumni. Together we research urgent questions of spatial sustainability transformations. We have outlined our long-term research perspective in our mission statement.


Here you will find very specific opportunities to work with us at the IOER.

Dresden Leibniz Graduate School

The DLGS is an interdisciplinary graduate school of the IOER and the Technische Universität Dresden. It offers outstanding young scientists a structured doctoral program in the field of spatial sustainability sciences. DLGS scholarships are advertised once a year (June). Students with their own funding can apply for admission all year round as well as temporarily.

Doctoral Students

The IOER offers a stimulating scientific environment and extensive structured support for doctoral candidates. Special supporting structures and processes ensure the qualification and completion of excellent and relevant dissertations.


The IOER offers postdoctoral positions for independent research within the framework of our research programme. We also support postdocs from programmes of the DFG, the EU (e.g. Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions) and foundations.

Bachelor and Master Students

The IOER is strongly committed to teaching and offers students a variety of opportunities for additional qualification.

Visiting Scolars

We offer outstanding scientists from all over the world the opportunity to spend a research period at the IOER - to promote professional exchange, joint work on projects and publications, and to establish international cooperation.


Science thrives on new insights and experiences and the exchange of information about them. For this reason, the IOER would also like to stay in contact with its former colleagues. To this end, we are starting to build up an alumni network aimed at all those who would like to stay in touch with the IOER.

The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development is jointly funded by the federal government and the federal states.

FS Sachsen

This measure is co-financed by tax funds on the basis of the budget approved by the Saxon State Parliament.