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The mission of the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) as a nationally and internationally active research institute is to deliver solutions for an ecologically, economically and socially sustainable agriculture – together with society. ZALF is a member of the Leibniz Association and is located in Müncheberg (approx. 35 minutes by regional train from Berlin-Lichtenberg). It also maintains a research station with further locations in Dedelow and Paulinenaue.

The research group “Farm Economics and Ecosystem Services” is a team of dedicated postdocs and PhD students who want to make a difference through good science, mutual support and exchange with other disciplines and practice. Our research topics range from diversification and digitization, farm-level sustainability, collaborations to deliver biodiversity to policy impact assessments. To answer our research questions, we use a suite of economic methods with a particular focus on farm-level bio-economic models in various national and international projects.

We are offering a part-time position (50% of regular weekly working hours temporarily limited until December 31, 2024 at our location in Müncheberg as

Researcher in Agricultural Economics (f/m/d)
44-2024

Your tasks:

  • analysis of existing research data from ongoing research projects in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • collaborate with scientists from other disciplines to include social, agronomic and ecological expertise
  • cnalyze secondary data, develop and support farmer surveys and assist with workshops
  • publish your work in leading scientific journals

Your qualifications:

  • PhD in agriculture economics, resource economics or related.
  • solid skills in assessment methods, database techniques and software languages.
  • good knowledge of agricultural practices in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • ability to work in an interdisciplinary team as well as independently.
  • strong interest in scientific writing and excellent command of English and French.

What we offer:

  • an interdisciplinary working environment that encourages independence and self-reliance
  • classification according to the collective agreement of the federal states (TV-L) up to E13 (including special annual payment)
  • a collegial and open-minded working atmosphere in a dynamic research institution
  • company ticket


Women are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications from severely disabled persons with equal qualifications are favored. It is generally possible to work in the position on a part-time basis. Please send your application preferably online (see button online application below). For e-mail applications, create a PDF document (one PDF file, max. 5 MB; packed PDF documents, archive files like zip, rar etc. Word documents cannot be processed and therefore cannot be considered!) with the usual documents, in particular Cover letter, CV, proof of qualification and certificates, stating the reference number 44-2024 until 24th May 2024 to (see button e-mail application below).

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us: Dr. Johannes Schuler, Tel. +49 (0) 33432/82-378.

For cost reasons, application documents or extensive publications can only be returned if an adequately stamped envelope is attached.
If you apply, we collect and process your personal data in accordance with Articles 5 and 6 of the EU GDPR only for the processing of your application and for purposes that result from possible future employment with the ZALF. Your data will be deleted after six months.




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