Researcher (m/f/d) for the project "BonaRes" (Soil as a Sustainable Resource for the Bioeconomy)

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 ZALF contributes with several subprojects to the project "BonaRes" (Soil as a Sustainable Resource for the Bioeconomy), which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Within this context, the Impact Assessment working group at ZALF develops methods and tools for sustainability assessments of agricultural soil management.

Starting as soon as possible and limited until 31.08.2021, we are offering a position as

Researcher (m/f/d)

Your tasks:

You support the preparation of scientific articles on the topic of sustainability impact assessment of agricultural soil management for publication in high-ranking journals. As a co-author, you will collaborate closely with other scientists, assisting in the evaluation of existing data, reviewing scientific literature and contributing own text passages to the joint publications.

In addition, your work will support the optimisation and further development of the content of an internet platform that provides scientists with methods and tools for the sustainability assessment of agricultural soil management options (

In particular, you will:

  • Review scientific literature on the topics of resource use efficiency, ecosystem services and rebound effects in the context of agricultural soil management
  • Contribute to the preparation of scientific journal articles in close cooperation with your co-authors
  • Create texts and infographics for the internet platform described above

Your profile:

  • Master’s degree and ideally PhD in agricultural sciences, environmental sciences or a related field of study.
  • Good interdisciplinary understanding of agricultural systems and soil systems, in particular within the context of ecosystem services and resource use efficiency
  • Able to grasp new concepts quickly and efficiently
  • Excellent writing style and enjoying writing scientific papers
  • Solid publication experience
  • Enjoying collaborating with co-authors

We offer:

  • A full-time position with a salary according German public service remuneration grade table, “TVL E13”
  • An interdisciplinary research environment
  • Work in the exciting field of sustainability assessment at a renowned, non-university research institute
  • Well-established national and international research networks
  • Very good publication opportunities to promote your own academic career
  • Flexible working hours and a friendly and open working atmosphere in the team

Women are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications from severely disabled persons with equal qualifications will be given preference. Please send your application (including cover letter, CV, proof of qualification, certificates) until 7th of February, 2021 as a single PDF file (max 5 MB) to: In the subject line of your email, please state the reference number 05-2021.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us: Dr. Carsten Paul, Tel.: +49 (0) 33432/82-325, E-Mail:

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:

Leibniz-Zentrum für Agrarlandschaftsforschung (ZALF) e. V.
Eberswalder Straße 84
15374 Müncheberg
Dr. Carsten Paul
033432 82 325
reference number 05-2021
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