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"Es geht um die Balance zwischen Freiraum und Lernen"
An interview with an apprentice trainer and her last apprentice in the Thünen-Institute in Waldsieversdorf
(in German)

(Source: Wissenschaft erleben 2013/2)

Job Offers

Job offers of the Thünen Institute

Scientist (f/m/d) (project FInAL)

The Institutes of Biodiversity and of Farm Economics at the Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institute, Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries, in Braunschweig are offering a full-time (currently 39 hours per week), fixed-term position for 12 month to be filled as soon as possible for a

Scientist (m/f/d)

to work within the project FInAL ( In the frame of the “Action Programme for Insect Protection” („Aktionsprogramm Insektenschutz“), FInAL will establish landscape laboratories in typical and representative agricultural landscapes of Germany in which innovative measures for facilitation of insects through integrated cultivation of renewable resources in a landscape context will be developed, demonstrated and evaluated.

The aim of FInAL is to transform existing and established agricultural production systems into innovative systems. A fair and meaningful comparison of the sustainability of both systems requires a combination of agronomic and economic indicators for informing about the profitability, stability, resilience and tolerance of the respective systems. Those indicators need to be monitored within the landscape laboratories. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing such an indicator system.


  • Compilation of sustainability indicators of agricultural production systems
  • Valuation of suitability of indicators for system comparisons and transformative processes
  • Development of survey methods for those indicators within Agroecosystem Living Laboratories
  • Participation in project meetings and workshops
  • Publishing in international and national scientific journals; oral presentations

Your profile:

  • University degree (M.Sc., Univ.-Diploma) in Agricultural Sciences, Agronomy, Transformation Studies or related disciplines (of inter-/transdisciplinary character)
  • A PhD in one of these subjects is desirable
  • To be interested in questions in the fields of agricultural or environmental sciences is a prerequisite
  • To be experienced in monitoring of transformation processes (with a particular focus on agroecology) is desirable
  • Very good knowledge and substantiated experience in indicators of agricultural systems is required
  • Autonomous working style is required
  • Good capacity for teamwork and flexibility are required
  • Very good knowledge of English (written and spoken) is required and have basic knowledge of the German language

We offer the possibility to work in an active and stimulating scientific environment on questions of high relevance at the intersection between basic and applied life science and agriculture. As the professional and personal development of our employees is important to us, the Thünen Institute offers a family-friendly environment, flexible working hours and the possibility for further training and qualification.

The employment is governed by the Wage Agreement for Public Services (TVöD-Bund). The payment of remuneration is carried out according to tariff-category 13 TVöD. A part time position is also possible.

The Thünen Institute promotes the professional equality of women and men and is thus especially interested in applications from women.

Severely disabled applicants with equal qualification will be given particular consideration. Only a minimum physical aptitude is expected from them.

Please contact Prof. Dr. Jens Dauber (Biodiversity, phone 0531 596-2501) or Dr. Jürn Sanders (Farm Economics, phone 0531 596-2586) for enquiries about the position.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, addresses of two personal references and copies of relevant certificates. Electronic submission is preferred. All application material must be compiled in one single pdf-document and submitted with reference „20-060-BD“ not later than 30.03.2020 to


Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut
Institut für Biodiversität
Herrn Prof. Dr. Jens Dauber
Bundesallee 65, 38116 Braunschweig


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