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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.

As part of the BMBF research pro­gram „Soils as Sus­tain­able Resource for the Bio-Eco­nomy - Bon­aRes“ the coordin­at­ing pro­ject „Bon­aRes - Centre for Soil Research“ is fun­ded ( The inter­dis­cip­lin­ary tasks of the Bon­aRes – Centre include sus­tain­ab­il­ity assess­ments of agri­cul­tural soil man­age­ment prac­tices. Within this frame­work, drivers of soil man­age­ment are ana­lysed, scen­arios are developed and par­ti­cip­at­ory assess­ments are con­duc­ted.

Start­ing as soon as pos­sible and lim­ited until 31.01.2025, we are offer­ing a pos­i­tion as

Sci­ent­ist (PostDoc) (f/m/d)

Par­ti­cip­at­ory scen­ario assess­ment of agri­cul­tural soil man­age­ment

Working field:

  • Ana­lyse tech­no­lo­gic, eco­nomic, envir­on­mental, policy and beha­vi­oral drivers of soil man­age­ment
  • Con­duct foresight stud­ies and develop scen­ario nar­rat­ives for agri­cul­tural soil man­age­ment
  • Con­duct stake­holder inclus­ive par­ti­cip­at­ory impact assess­ments of soil man­age­ment scen­arios
  • Col­lab­or­ate with an inter­dis­cip­lin­ary team of sci­ent­ists in Bon­aRes
  • Pub­lish your res­ults in sci­entific journ­als


  • PhD in Agri­cul­tural or Sci­ences or related dis­cip­line, prefer­ably with a socio-eco­nomic focus
  • Under­stand­ing of meth­ods and tools of scen­ario devel­op­ment and sus­tain­ab­il­ity assess­ment
  • Pro­found know­ledge about agri­cul­tural soil man­age­ment and the role of soils for sus­tain­able devel­op­ment
  • Exper­i­ence in inter­dis­cip­lin­ary cooper­a­tion at the inter­face between nat­ural and social sci­ences as well as with quant­it­at­ive and qual­it­at­ive meth­ods
  • Know­ledge and exper­i­ence in con­duct­ing par­ti­cip­at­ory research and col­lab­or­at­ing with stake­hold­ers
  • Proven pub­lic­a­tion skills
  • Flu­ency in Ger­man and Eng­lish lan­guages

What we offer:

  • A Salary accord­ing to the col­lect­ive agree­ment of the fed­eral states (TV-L) up to clas­si­fic­a­tion E14 with a 90% weekly work­ing time (includ­ing spe­cial annual pay­ment)
  • An Inter­dis­cip­lin­ary research envir­on­ment
  • Research themes that are both sci­en­tific­ally intriguing and socially rel­ev­ant
  • Well estab­lished national and inter­na­tional sci­entific net­works
  • Room for sci­entific man­euver and sup­port in career devel­op­ment
  • A friendly and open-minded work­ing atmo­sphere in the team and in the depart­ment
  • A rural land­scape envir­on­ment with high recre­ation value that is just a 35 min train ride from Ber­lin

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 02-2022 until Feb­ru­ary 06, 2022 to:

If you have any ques­tions, please do not hes­it­ate to con­tact us: Prof. Dr. Kath­ar­ina Helm­ing, Tel. +49 (0) 33432/82-155,

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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