Research Assistent Agricultural Economy (m/f/d)

Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF)


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 EU H2020 research and innovation project AGROMIX, aims to unlock the full potential of synergies and resilience in Mixed Farming and AgroForestry systems (MF/AF) and to develop and promote value chains and infrastructure for MF/AF produce. AGROMIX will develop toolkits to support co-design and manage MF/AF systems in practice, identify and model transition scenarios and develop policy recommendations and action
plans for a successful transition. The project is coordinated by the University Coventry with ZALF to lead the cross-regional model based scenario evaluation.

We offer - subject to funding - a temporary part-time position (max. 48 months) at our location in Müncheberg as

Research Assistent Agricultural Economy (m/f/d)

Your tasks:

  • Data collection on farm structures and production systems in the case study regions.
  • Adapt and apply a farm model for typical farms of the case study regions to assess the competitiveness of Mixed and Agroforestry based systems.
  • Develop policy scenarios and examine these scenarios by the bio-economic modelling approach.
  • Integrate economic and ecosystem service assessments to analyze policy options supporting MF/AF systems.
  • Presentation and discussion of results within policy workshops.
  • Publication of results in scientific journals.

Your qualifications:

  • MSc (or close to be finished) in agricultural economics (or similar qualifications)
  • Very good communication skills (incl. English)
  • A high capability in self-management & very good teamwork skills
  • Willingness to travel within the EU Advantageous
  • Experience in farm level surveys, data management and economic modelling tools
  • Experience in scientific writing

We offer:

  • A collegial & open-minded working atmosphere in the working group Farm Economics and Ecosystem Services
  • Membership in ZALF’s and universities graduate programs and opportunity for a doctorate
  • Scientific and personal exchange with project partners
  • Participation in national & international conferences
  • Family-orientated work (flexible working hours and mobile work)
  • Salary according to the collective agreement of the federal states (TV-L) EG13 with up to 70% weekly working time

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 all required documents (letter of motivation, CV, proof of qualification & certificates), stating the reference number 51- 2020 until 30 August 2020 to:

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Peter Zander (
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.

You can find further information at:

15374 Müncheberg
Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF)
Eberswalder Straße 84

Dr. Peter Zander
+49 (0)33432 82 188
+49 (0)33432 82 215
reference number 51- 2020
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