Angebot 392 von 604 vom 12.11.2021, 09:18


Leib­niz-Zen­trum für Agrar­land­schafts­for­schung e.V. - HR

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.

Within the frame­work of the ZALF pro­ject "PRO-PLANTEURS Research: Accom­pa­ny­ing Research on Strategies for Income Improve­ment of Farm­ing Fam­il­ies and Sus­tain­able Cocoa Pro­duc­tion" in the work­ing group Sus­tain­able Land Use in Devel­op­ing Coun­tries (Sus­LAND), we offer, sub­ject to fund­ing com­mit­ment, a part-time pos­i­tion (65%) at the loc­a­tion in Müncheberg, lim­ited until 31.12.2024, as a

PhD stu­dent (f/m/d)

Working field:

  • Assess selec­ted strategies to reduce the liv­ing income gap among cocoa farm­ing house­holds in Côte d'Ivoire
  • Con­duct eco­lo­gical and eco­nomic ana­lysis of dif­fer­ent land use sys­tems and assess the poten­tial of land use trans­form­a­tions in devel­op­ing adapt­a­tion towards cli­mate change
  • Develop a frame­work to help identify best-fit strategies for increas­ing and diver­si­fy­ing incomes of cocoa farm­ing house­hold that reduce poverty and make pro­duc­tion in coun­tries of the Global South more sus­tain­able
  • Pub­lic­a­tion of sci­entific papers and pub­lic res­ults present­a­tion


  • Advanced Uni­versity degree (Mas­ter or equi­val­ent degree) in agri­cul­tural eco­nom­ics, eco­nom­ics or related fields
  • Good know­ledge on sus­tain­able agri­cul­ture and socioeco­nomic ana­lysis of agri­cul­tural pro­duc­tion
  • Good know­ledge on sur­vey designs and stat­ist­ical ana­lysis
  • Excel­lent know­ledge of French and Eng­lish
  • Ful­fill the Hum­boldt Uni­versität zu Ber­lin’s entry require­ments for PhD stud­ies
  • Avail­ab­il­ity for exten­ded peri­ods of field activ­it­ies in Côte d’Ivoire

What we offer:

  • An inter­dis­cip­lin­ary and inter­na­tional work­ing envir­on­ment
  • Salary will fol­low the guidelines for pub­lic employ­ees accord­ing to the Ger­man TV-L level of E13, includ­ing spe­cial annual pay­ment
  • The work­ing place is in Müncheberg near Ber­lin, Ger­many. Mobile work of max. 40% of monthly work­ing time is pos­sible given recon­cili­ation with pro­ject require­ments
  • ZALF offers indi­vidual options for career devel­op­ment such as accom­pa­ny­ing PhD courses, ment­or­ing and vari­able options to access sci­entific resources

How to apply:

Women are par­tic­u­larly encour­aged to apply. Applic­a­tions from severely dis­abled per­sons with equal qual­i­fic­a­tions are favored. Please send your applic­a­tion prefer­ably by e-mail (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 82-2021 until 12.12.2021 to:

If you have any ques­tions, please do not hes­it­ate to con­tact us: Dr. Kath­ar­ina Löhr, e-mail:

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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