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Researcher (agricultural economics, international profile)

The Thünen Institute of Market Analysis of the Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institute, Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries, invites applications for a


(agricultural economics, international profile)

It is a full-time position within the project ‘Impact of meat and milk product exports on developing countries (IMMPEX)’. The position is limited to 31.12.2021 and is to be filled as soon as possible.

The aim of the project is to investigate the impact of German exports of poultry meat and dairy products on the agricultural sectors in two selected African countries (e.g. Ghana). The project is carried out in close cooperation between the Thünen Institutes for Market Analysis and Farm Economics. In addition, cooperation with African and international partner organizations is planned. Several trips abroad, including to Ghana, are planned.


  • Conception, implementation and evaluation of standardized consumer surveys
  • Systematic analysis of consumer demand for dairy and meat products
  • Planning, evaluation and conducting of expert interviews (e.g. with state institutions, companies)
  • Analysis of the organization, infrastructure and logistics of the value chain, including domestic and imported products
  • Preparation, publication and presentation of the results for science, business, politics and the public

Your professional profile:

  • University degree (Univ.-Dipl./M.Sc.) in agricultural sciences with a focus on agricultural economics, economics, business informatics, social sciences or comparable subjects, doctorate preferred
  • Knowledge and practical experience in conducting surveys and interviews
  • Knowledge and experience in the application of quantitative methods of empirical social research
  • Experience in handling large data sets and databases

Personal requirements profile:

  • International experience in West or Central Africa
  • Experience in working in multicultural teams
  • Flexibility, team spirit, pronounced ability to cooperate
  • Very good written and spoken English, knowledge of German and French is an advantage
  • Willingness to travel and carry out surveys in Senegal and Ghana

The employment contract is governed by the provisions of the Collective German Agreement for the Civil Service (‘Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst – TVöD’). Remuneration is based on tariff-category 13 TVöD. If interested, it will be checked whether a part-time position is possible.

The Thünen Institute promotes equality between women and men in the workplace and therefore, expressly welcomes applications from women. Disabled persons with similar qualification are explicitly considered. However, a minimum level of physical fitness is required, especially for international travel which is an integral part of the project.

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Dr. Daniela Weible (, 0531 596 5310).

Please send your application by 22.07.2019 preferably electronically as a pdf document  by using the keyword "IMMPEX_Verbrauchernachfrage" to the following address

Thünen Institute for Market Analysis

Dir. and Prof. Dr. Martin Banse

Bundesallee 63

38116 Braunschweig

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