PhD student (m/f/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 economically, environmentally 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 FNR fundedproject “Potentials to increase nutrient efficiency and to reduce nitrogen emissions in starch potatoes” aims to identify starch potato varieties, fertilization methods and cultivation measures that form the basis for an improved, N-efficient and low-N-emission cultivation system for starch potato production. The focus is on field trials under practical conditions and complementary model studies to characterize starch potatoes in terms of their potential to increase nutrient efficiency and reduce nitrogen emissions as renewable resources. The project consists of three sub-projects of which two are located at the Univerity of Göttingen and one is located at ZALF.

For the ZALF sub-project we are offering a position temporarly limited for 3 years at our location in Müncheberg as

PhD student (m/f/d)

Your tasks:

  • Conducting field measurements on nitrogen use efficiency and N2O emissions at our field site in Dedelow
  • Conducting laboratory experiments coupling N use efficiency and N2O measurements
  • Close collaboration with the PhD students of the project
  • Publication of results in peer-reviewed scientific journals

We offer:

  • An interdisciplinary working environment that encourages independence and self-reliance
  • Membership in ZALF’s graduate program (incl. benefit from skill training courses)
  • Family-orientated work
  • Classification according to the collective agreement of the federal states (TV-L) EG13 with a 65% weekly working time (including special annual payment)
  • A collegial and open-minded working atmosphere in a dynamic research institution

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 a cover letter, CV, copy of your MSc degree, transcripts, the names and contact information for three references stating the reference number 65-2021 until September 30th, 2021 to:

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

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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Your qualifications:

  • Master of science in the field of agricultural, ecological or geological sciences
  • Experience in field and/or laboratory work related to agriculture/soil science
  • Good statistical knowledge
  • Good communication skills in English
  • A substantial interest in science and willingness to learn new methods
  • Driving licence
Leibniz-Zentrum für Agrarlandschaftsforschung (ZALF) e.V.
Eberswalder Straße 84
15374 Müncheberg
Dr. Maire Holz
033432 82 127
reference number 65-2021
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