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Aktuelle Stellenangebote der Einrichtungen und Institute des Thünen-Instituts:

Researcher (f/m/d), reference: 2019-30-BW

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) limited until 30.09.2022 for a

Researcher (f/m/d)

(project coordination)

for the development and coordination of the EU research project 'Nutri2Cycle'. The aim of the project is to analyse the potentials and limitations of approaches for the optimisation of nitrogen, phosphorus and carbon fluxes in the European Union and to develop and analyse policy measures for the promotion of technical approaches. In addition, the changes in material flows and environmental impacts of corresponding measures at farm level, regional, national and European level will be analysed using the models of the Thünen Modelling Network.


  • Modelling of economic effects and environmental impacts with the partial equilibrium model CAPRI, amongst others
  • Coordination of interdisciplinary cooperation with national and international project partners
  • Representation vis-à-vis action groups, European partners and the EU Commission
  • Preparation of scientific publications, presentations and project reports

Your specialist profile:

  • University degree (M.Sc., Univ.-Dipl.) in agricultural sciences with a focus on agricultural economics or in economics
  • Very good knowledge of the methods and approaches of partial and/or general equilibrium models for quantitative evaluation of policy measures
  • Good knowledge of production economics, nutrient cycles and greenhouse gas balances in agriculture is desirable
  • Good knowledge of the modelling software GAMS or/and of R are a basic requirement
  • Experience in managing interdisciplinary research projects is desirable

Your personal characteristics:

  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Analytical thinking, critical judgement
  • Ability to analyse complex contexts
  • High degree of motivation, independent initiative and talent for organisation as well as good time management
  • Distinct ability to cooperate, communicate and work in a team in an international environment
  • Willingness and ability for multi-day business trips at home and abroad
  • Candidates should be fluent in English (written and spoken)

We offer work in an active and stimulating scientific environment on questions of high relevance at the intersection between basic and applied life sciences and agriculture. The project promotes the collaboration and interaction with experts from national and international research organisations. The Thünen Institute offers a family-friendly environment, flexible working hours and the possibility for further training and qualification.

The employment relationship is governed by the provisions of the Wage Agreement for Public Services (TVöD-Bund) and includes comprehensive health, social, and pension insurances. The salary is according to category 14 TVöD. Part-time employment is generally possible.

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

Severely handicapped people with the same qualification are given special consideration; only a minimum of physical aptitude is expected from them.

If you have any questions about this job vacancy, please contact Dr. Jörg Rieger: (E-Mail:; phone: 0531/596-5114)

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 13.01.2020 citing the reference 2019-30-BW to:

Dir. and Prof. Dr. Hiltrud Nieberg

Thünen-Institute of Farm Economics

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