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.

We offer a student assistant position in the project “Optimal Nitrogen (N) for future agricultural landscapes: digital technologies to optimize trade-offs”. The focus is on combining point field measurements, environmental monitoring tools, and proximal and remote sensing technologies to quantify cropping system N dynamics in a newly installed landscape experiment focusing on spatio-temporal crop diversification.

Part of the project is to conduct soil and biomass sampling for measuring Nitrogen across different patches and fields during different phenological stages. To support our field activities, we are looking for a student assistant position for 3 months, starting earliest July 2023 until end of September. The contract can be 32 hours/month or 8 hours/ week) at our site in Müncheberg.

Student assistant (f/m/d)

Your tasks:

  • support soil and biomass sampling campaigns during summer
  • sample processing
  • post-processing of data, cleaning and preparation for analysis

Your qualifications:

  • B. Sc. in agriculture, environmental sciences or related disciplines, also current B. Sc students are welcome to apply
  • experience in field work
  • driving license (advantageous)

What we offer:

  • practical work in the exciting research field of sustainable agriculture
  • insights into scientific practice at a renowned, non-university research institute
  • remuneration in accordance with the usual hourly rates for student/scientific assistants in the state of Brandenburg
  • a collegial and open-minded working atmosphere in a dynamic research institution
  • company ticket for train

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 CV, proof of qualification and certificates, stating the reference number 28-2023 until 30 April 2023 to (see button e-mail application below).

If you have any questions, please contact: Md Tawhid Hossain, Phone +49 (0) 1783199467, E-Mail:

For cost reasons, application documents or extensive publications can only be returned if an adequately stamped envelope is attached.
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