Leibniz-Zentrum für Agrarlandschaftsforschung e.V. - HR
Die Mission des Leibniz-Zentrums für Agrarlandschaftsforschung (ZALF) e. V. als national und international agierendes Forschungszentrum ist es, an der ökonomisch, ökologisch und sozial nachhaltigen Landwirtschaft der Zukunft zu forschen – gemeinsam mit Akteuren aus der Wissenschaft, Politik und Praxis. Das ZALF ist Mitglied der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft und unterhält neben dem Hauptstandort in Müncheberg (ca. 35 Minuten mit der Regionalbahn von Berlin-Lichtenberg) eine Forschungsstation mit weiteren Standorten in Dedelow sowie Paulinenaue.
Postdoctorial researcher (f/m/d)
Develop conceptual approaches to quantify risk to cropping systems
Explore hybrid data and process based model formulations to understand drivers of crop yields at regional scales
Support improvements to process based cropping system models to consider effects of excess rainfall on crop growth and yield formation
Extend methodologies for and conduct integrated risk and impact assessments
Aid in daily supervision of BSc, MSc and PhD students working in Germany and West Africa
Publish results in peer-reviewed scientific journals
PhD in agronomy, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, mathematics, physics or similar
Strong statistical and quantitative assessment skills
Computer programing or scripting skills in (e.g., C++, java, python, R)
Familiarity with process based crop or ecological simulation models
Experience in conducting climate change impact assessments
Knowledge of and interest in working on cropping and farming systems in West Africa
Excellent communication skills in English
Good team work skills with willingness to collaborate across disciplines and openness to conduct transdisciplinary research
What we offer:
Opportunity to develop scientific profile through participation in on-going research projects in Germany and West Africa
Collaboration with leading international scientists and networks in cropping and eco-system analysis
Interdisciplinary working environment that encourages independence
Strong institutional commitment to a good work-life balance
Classification according to the collective agreement of the federal states (TV-L) up to EG 13 with a 100% weekly working time (including special annual payment)
A collegial and open-minded working atmosphere in a dynamic research institution
How to apply:
Please send your application with a cover letter, CV, copy of your MSc and PhD degrees and transcripts, and the names and contact information for three references, stating the reference number 05-2022 by February 9, 2022 to: Bewerbungen@zalf.de. This should be sent by e-mail as one PDF file, max. 5 MB. Note, no other file format will be processed or considered. Women are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications from severely disabled persons with equal qualifications are favored.
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