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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). The institute also maintains locations in Dedelow and Paulinenaue.

Student Assistant (f/m/d)

The DFG project ‘IR_Soms’ focuses in spectral properties of Organic matter and aims to improve the mechanistic understanding of the interaction between organic matter and cations and their effects on the spectral properties of organic matter using Vis/NIR, MIR, and micro-MIR and to develop an improved procedure for interpreting Infrared (IR) spectra. To support the IR_SOMs project, we are offering a temporary position as a student assistant (up to 40h/month) starting 01.04.2024 until 01.10.2024 at our location in Müncheberg.

Working field:

  • assist in lab works (e.g. in sorption experiments, preparing samples for DOC analysis)
  • support in our scientific work e.g. data cleaning, sorting etc.


  • bachelor degree in agriculture, soil science, environmental chemistry or related subjects
  • interest in scientific works
  • flexibility and willingness to learn new topics
  • experience with handling lab equipment is desirable
  • ideally experience with Microsoft excel
  • as an internationally research institution, located in Germany we expect good to very good written and spoken English skills or a willingness to take part in further training as part of the language courses offered internally

What we offer:

  • a friendly and interdisciplinary research environment
  • opportunity to gain experience in Infrared Spectroscopy (IR)
  • opportunity to do master's thesis within the project and to be supervised within the working group
  • possibility of extension
  • salary according to the usual hourly rates for student/scientific assistants in Brandenburg State
  • in-house language courses in German and English

How to apply:

Women are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications from severely disabled persons with equal qualifications are favored. 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 04-2024 until 15th February 2024 to (see button e-mail application below).

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Nisha Bhattarai,, Tel. +49 (0) 33432/82-388.

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.