Scientist (PostDoc) - Foresight and Scenarios of agricultural soil management

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 scientifically explain causal relationships in agricultural landscapes and to provide society with a knowledge base for the sustainable use of agricultural landscapes through excellent research. ZALF is a member of the Leibniz Association and is located in Müncheberg (approx. 35 minutes by regional train from Berlin-Lichtenberg).

As part of the BMBF research program „Soils as Sustainable Resource for the Bioeconomy - BonaRes“ the coordinating project „BonaRes - Centre for Soil Research“ is funded ( Among the interdisciplinary tasks of the BonaRes – Centre is the sustainability assessment of agricultural soil management practices. Within this framework, foresight studies are carried out and scenarios are developed.

We offer a scientist position, temporally limited to 24 months. Extension of the position for another 36 months is foreseen in case of a positive evaluation of the BonaRes project.

Scientist (PostDoc)
Foresight and Scenarios of agricultural soil management

Your tasks:
  • conduct foresight studies and develop scenario narratives for agricultural soil management
  • integrate technologic, economic, environmental, policy and behavioral drivers in scenarios which are compatible with European and global scenarios such as the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways
  • integrate qualitative and quantitative methods for scenario development
  • cooperate with non-scientific actors
  • collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of scientists in BonaRes
  • publish your results in scientific journals
Your qualifications:

  • PhD in Agricultural or Environmental Sciences or in a related discipline, preferably with a socio-economic focus
  • Understanding of methods and tools of scenario development and sustainability assessment
  • Knowledge about agricultural soil management and the role of soils for sustainable development
  • Experience in interdisciplinary cooperation at the interface between natural and social sciences as well as with quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Knowledge and experience in dealing with non-scientific actors
  • Proven publication skills
We offer:

  • A full-time position, classification according to the collective agreement of the federal states (TV-L Ost), E 14 (including special annual payment)
  • Interdisciplinary research environment
  • Research themes that are both scientifically intriguing and socially relevant
  • Well established national and international scientific networks
  • Room for scientific maneuver and support in career development
  • A friendly and open-minded working atmosphere in the team and the research area
  • Rural landscape environment with high recreation value and just a 35 min train ride from Berlin.
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) with the usual documents, in particular CV, proof of qualification and certificates, stating the

reference number 80-2019 until 23rd August 2019 to:

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us: Prof. Dr. Katharina Helming, +49 3343282155,, or Dr. Anja-Kristina Techen, +49 3343282189,
Leibniz-Zentrum für Agrarlandschaftsforschung (ZALF) e.V.
Eberswalder Straße 84
15374 Müncheberg
Prof. Dr. Katharina Helming, Dr. Anja-Kristina Techen
+49 (0)33432 / 82 -155, +49 (0)33432 / 82 -189
+49 (0)33432 / 82 -212
reference number 80-2019
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