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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 eco­nom­ic­ally, envir­on­ment­ally 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.

The FNR fun­ded pro­ject “Poten­tials to increase nutri­ent effi­ciency and to reduce nitro­gen emis­sions in starch pota­toes” aims to identify starch potato vari­et­ies, fer­til­iz­a­tion meth­ods and cul­tiv­a­tion meas­ures that form the basis for an improved, N-effi­cient and low-N-emis­sion cul­tiv­a­tion sys­tem for starch potato pro­duc­tion. The focus is on field tri­als under prac­tical con­di­tions and com­ple­ment­ary model stud­ies to char­ac­ter­ize starch pota­toes in terms of their poten­tial to increase nutri­ent effi­ciency and reduce nitro­gen emis­sions as renew­able resources. The pro­ject con­sists of three sub-pro­jects of which two are loc­ated at the Uni­ver­ity of Göt­tin­gen and one is loc­ated at ZALF.

For the ZALF sub-pro­ject we are offer­ing a pos­i­tion tem­por­arly lim­ited for 3 years at our loc­a­tion in Müncheberg as

PhD stu­dent (m/f/d)

Work­ing field:

  • Con­duct­ing field meas­ure­ments on nitro­gen use effi­ciency and N2O emis­sions at our field site in Dede­low
  • Con­duct­ing labor­at­ory exper­i­ments coup­ling N use effi­ciency and N2O meas­ure­ments
  • Close col­lab­or­a­tion with the PhD stu­dents of the pro­ject
  • Pub­lic­a­tion of res­ults in peer-reviewed sci­entific journ­als


  • Mas­ter of sci­ence in the field of agri­cul­tural, eco­lo­gical or geo­lo­gical sci­ences
  • Exper­i­ence in field and/or labor­at­ory work related to agri­cul­ture/soil sci­ence
  • Good stat­ist­ical know­ledge
  • Good com­mu­nic­a­tion skills in Eng­lish
  • A sub­stan­tial interest in sci­ence and will­ing­ness to learn new meth­ods
  • Driv­ing licence

What we of­fer:

  • An inter­dis­cip­lin­ary work­ing envir­on­ment that encour­ages inde­pend­ence and self-reli­ance
  • Mem­ber­ship in ZALF’s gradu­ate pro­gram (incl. bene­fit from skill train­ing courses)
  • Fam­ily-ori­ent­ated work
  • Clas­si­fic­a­tion accord­ing to the col­lect­ive agree­ment of the fed­eral states (TV-L) EG13 with a 65% weekly work­ing time (includ­ing spe­cial annual pay­ment)
  • A col­legial and open-minded work­ing atmo­sphere in a dynamic research insti­tu­tion

How to ap­ply:

Women are par­tic­u­larly encour­aged to apply. Applic­a­tions from severely dis­abled per­sons with equal qual­i­fic­a­tions are favored. Please send your applic­a­tion by e-mail (one PDF file, max. 5 MB) with a cover let­ter, CV, copy of your MSc degree, tran­scripts, the names and con­tact inform­a­tion for three ref­er­ences stat­ing the ref­er­ence num­ber 65-2021 until Septem­ber 30th, 2021 to:

If you have any ques­tions, please do not hes­it­ate to con­tact us: Dr. Maire Holz, Tel. +49 (0) 33432/82-127,
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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