Research assistant on gender and climate security (f/m/d)

Leibniz-Zentrum für Agrarlandschaftsforschung (ZALF) e.V.

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 working group Sustainable Land Use in Developing Countries (SusLAND) focusses on the analysis of land use and landscape systems in emerging and developing countries. Based on the analyses, interdisciplinary research methods are used to develop strategies to mitigate complex problems of farming systems in developing countries at local, regional and global scales. Emphasis is placed on questions regarding the avoidance of land use conflicts, the improved adaptation to climate change, food and nutrition security, and the stabilization of the livelihood of family farms.

At SUSLAND group, the Climber project aims to transform the climate adaptation capacity of food, land, and water systems in six countries: Guatemala, Kenya, Morocco, the Philippines, Senegal, and Zambia, ultimately increasing the resilience of smallholder production systems to withstand severe climate change effects like drought, flooding, and high temperatures.

We are offering part time position temporarily limited until March 31, 2024 at our location in Müncheberg as

Research assistant on gender and climate security (f/m/d)


Your tasks:

  • conduct studies related to gender and climate security
  • data analysis
  • graphics development and reporting

Your qualifications:

  • very good bachelor’s degree in political sciences, geography or related fields
  • very good communication skills in English (oral and written) in an intercultural context
  • high motivation to conduct research related to sustainability issues

What we offer:

  • an interdisciplinary working environment
  • opportunity to gain international professional experience
  • possibility of specifying and conducting a Master’s thesis falling within the scope of the research project
  • supporting hours (16 hours/week) will be covered by project funds during three months
  • remuneration is based on the usual public service rates for student/scientific assistants

Women are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications from severely disabled persons with equal qualifications are favored. It is generally possible to work in the position on a part-time basis. 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 Cover letter, CV, proof of qualification and certificates, stating the

  • reference number 125-2023
  • until December 01, 2023

to (see button e-mail application below).

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:

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Leibniz-Zentrum für Agrarlandschaftsforschung (ZALF) e.V.
Eberswalder Straße 84
15374 Müncheberg
Michelle Bonatti
033432 82-218
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