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Junior Researcher (f/m/d) agricultural, horticultural science

The Institute of Farm Economics of the Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institute, Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries, in Braunschweig is offering a full-time position (currently 39 hours per week) for a

Junior Researcher (f/m/d)

(PhD Candidate)


in the research project „ International Comparative Analysis of Competitiveness of fruit, vegetable and wine grape production in changing business environment“.

The position is to be filled as soon as possible and is limited to 4 years. The position is directed at promoting the academic qualification and includes the possibility to use own research results from the project for writing a PhD thesis. The Thünen-Institute therefore maintains cooperations with different universities in Germany. The temporal contract-limitation is based on § 2 Abs. 1 S. 1 Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz.


  • Identification of the most important recent changes in framework conditions for the production of fruits, vegetables and/or wine grapes, e.g. legal conditions with respect to labour or environment, climate change and extreme weather events, new technologies in the area of digitalisation and automation.
  • Collect data on typical production systems in the context of agri benchmark Horticulture and organization of regional workshops with stakeholders
  • Identification of adaptation strategies in cooperation with local scientific partners (case studies in different countries)
  • Economic analysis of different farm level options for adaptation to changed framework conditions
  • Preparation of reports, lectures and academic publications 

Your specialist profile

  • University graduate (Univ.-Dipl./M. Sc.) in agricultural or horticultural science (specialising in agricultural economics or agribusiness or the business or social science of agriculture) or comparable degree subjects
  • Experience of the business analysis of agricultural enterprises
  • Practical knowledge of specialty crop production systems and practical experience within the context of fruit, vegetable or wine grape production are of advantage
  • Experience of team work is desired

Your personal characteristics

  • Creativity and interest in exploring new topics
  • Ability to analyse complex contexts, focused working style, critical judgement
  • High degree of motivation, independent initiative and talent for organisation as well as good time management
  • Ability to work independently, as member of our team and according to the requirements of the project
  • Ability to present topics and results clearly and comprehensively for different target groups in oral or written form
  • Very good German and English language skills is a condition. Additional knowledge of other languages (e.g. Chinese, Polish, Spanish) will be appreciated.
  • Willingness and ability to travel in Germany and abroad (driving licence and willingness to fly), in conjunction with high flexibility

We offer you the opportunity to explore highly relevant social and economic questions in an active and stimulating research environment. We work at the interface between academia and practice, while using contacts with national and international research institutions and organisations.

The professional and personal development of our employees is important to us. Therefore, we offer a family-friendly working environment, flexible working hour models and extensive opportunities to pursue sound academic education and advanced training.

Employment complies with the German wage agreement for the civil service sector (TVöD Bund), salary group E13 (if the personnel requirements are fulfilled). If solicited, it will be assessed whether a part-time position of employment is possible.

The Thünen Institute promotes equality between women and men in the workplace and therefore, expressly welcomes applications from women.

The Thünen-Institute takes responsibility to be an equal opportunity employer and explicitely encourages individuals with disabilities to apply, subject to required qualifications. Only a minimum degree of physical aptitude is needed.

If you have any questions about this job vacancy, please contact Dr. Hildegard Garming: (Email:; Tel. 0531 – 596-5113)

Written job applications together with curriculum vitae, tabular overview of your educational and professional career as well as copies of testimonials and certificates preferably via e-mail in one PDF file should be sent by 18.11.2019 citing the reference 2019-25-BW at:

Dir. and Prof. Dr. Hiltrud Nieberg

Thünen-Institute of Farm Economics


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