Student Assisstant (m/f/d) to help facilitating the Soil Mission Support Project

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 EU-funded project Soil Mission Support (SMS, November 2020 – October 2022; develops a research and innovation (R&I) framework for effective action in Europe and globally in the fields of soil health and sustainable land management.

The project identifies criteria for living labs and lighthouses, aiming to demonstrate practical solutions. Moreover, it applies trans-disciplinary and interactive methods for analysing the needs for R&I and identifying gaps and priority areas, as well as types of action for intervention. SMS engages with stakeholders from agriculture, forestry, spatial planning, land remediation, climate action and disaster control. The project supports the Horizon Europe Mission in the area of soil health and food.

We are offering a part time position (up to 60 hour / month) limited until 30.11.2021, starting as soon as possible at our location in Müncheberg, for a

Student Assisstant (m/f/d)

to help facilitating the Soil Mission Support Project

Your tasks:

  • Literature analysis, screening and summarizing of text documents
  • Independent writing of texts, overview documents and lists
  • Creating, analyzing and interpretation of online surveys and workshops
  • Organization and note taking of meetings
  • Independent communication with project members
  • Creation of graphic material and presentations

Your qualifications:

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in agronomy, environmental science, agroecology, or similar
  • Very good self-organization skills and reliability
  • Very good communication skills, in particular with electronic formats
  • Fluent spoken and written English

Very good skills with MS Office

  • At best knowledge in content management systems
  • Capable to do team work, flexibility and willingness to learn about new things/skills
  • Experience with online surveys and graphic design is a merit

We offer:

  • Exciting and diverse work in the field of sustainable soil use
  • Firsthand information about organization and facilitation of an EU project and of online surveys
  • Diverse insights in the state of the art of research
  • An interdisciplinary working environment that encourages independence and self-reliance
  • A collegial and open-minded working atmosphere in a dynamic research institution
  • Possibility for home office

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 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 21-2021 until March 26th, 2021 to:

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Michael Löbmann (

Due to 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
Michael Löbmann
reference number 21-2021
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