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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.

The Research Area 1 Land­scape Func­tion­ing of ZALF (RA1) invest­ig­ates the func­tion­ing of agri­cul­tural land­scapes and aims at con­tri­bu­tions to the United Nations’ Sus­tain­ab­il­ity Goals (SDGs) Zero Hun­ger, Cli­mate Action, and Life on Land. The BMEL fun­ded pro­ject of the work­ing group Iso­tope Biogeo­chem­istry and Gas Fluxes “Rhizo­sphere traits to improve crop breed­ing for enhanced P effi­ciency under water lim­it­a­tion” aims to identify root and rhizo­sphere traits to be con­sidered in plant breed­ing for the devel­op­ment of cli­mate-ready, resource-effi­cient cer­eal cul­tivars. The meth­ods cover field trails as well as approaches under con­trolled con­di­tions, invest­ig­at­ing the plant-soil-sys­tem. The pro­ject includes a cooper­a­tion with the Japan Inter­na­tional Research Cen­ter for Agri­cul­tural Sci­ences (JIR­CAS), Tsukuba, Japan and BOKU Vienna (Rhizo­sphere Eco­logy and Biogeo­chem­istry Group).

We are offer­ing a 65% pos­i­tion tem­por­ar­ily lim­ited for 36 months at our loc­a­tion in Müncheberg as

PhD stu­dent (f/m/d)


Working field:

  • Per­form­ing field exper­i­ments and pot exper­i­ments with dif­fer­ent wheat vari­et­ies at ZALF, Müncheberg
  • Con­duct­ing field exper­i­ments at JIR­CAS, Tsukuba, Japan (approx. 6 month stay at JIR­CAS)
  • Pro­ject-related lab work incl. sample pre­par­a­tion, plant and root car­bon/phos­phorus ana­lysis, as well as meta­bolo­m­ics ana­lysis of root exud­a­tion and soil micro­bial com­munity ana­lysis
  • Stat­ist­ical data ana­lysis
  • Present­a­tion of res­ults on national and inter­na­tional con­fer­ences
  • Pub­lic­a­tion of res­ults in peer-reviewed sci­entific journ­als


Your qual­i­fic­a­tions:
  • Mas­ter of sci­ence in the field of agri­cul­tural, eco­lo­gical or geo­lo­gical sci­ences
  • Exper­i­ence in exper­i­mental labor­at­ory work
  • Excel­lent com­mu­nic­a­tion skills (incl. Eng­lish)
  • A sub­stan­tial interest in sci­ence and will­ing­ness to learn new meth­ods
  • Will­ing­ness to travel within Ger­many and abroad

  • Prac­tical exper­i­ences with plant exper­i­ments and radio­tracer tech­niques
  • Advanced know­ledge in stat­ist­ics

What we offer:

  • An inter­dis­cip­lin­ary work­ing envir­on­ment that encour­ages inde­pend­ence and self-reli­ance
  • Clas­si­fic­a­tion accord­ing to the col­lect­ive agree­ment of the fed­eral states (TV-L) E13 (includ­ing spe­cial annual pay­ment)
  • A col­legial and open-minded work­ing atmo­sphere in state-of-the-art facil­it­ies
  • Fam­ily-ori­ent­ated work
  • Pos­sib­il­ity to achieve a doc­toral degree
  • Par­ti­cip­a­tion in national and inter­na­tional con­fer­ences
  • Mem­ber­ship in ZALF’s gradu­ate pro­gram (incl. bene­fit from skill train­ing courses)
  • Sci­entific and per­sonal exchange with the pro­ject part­ners at BOKU (Aus­tria) and JIR­CAS (Japan)

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 86-2021 until Decem­ber 31, 2021 to:
If you have any ques­tions, please do not hes­it­ate to con­tact us: Dr. Maire Holz, Tel. +49 (0) 33432/82-127; Email: .

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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