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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
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Job offers of the Thünen Institute

Scientist (m/f/d)

The Thünen Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics of the Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institute, Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries, in Hamburg invites applications for a part-time position with 31 hours per week as

a Scientist (m/f/d)

as project team member of the research project ‘Monitoring the sustainability of the bioeconomy in Uruguay’ (BioMonUruguay).

The position is limited to a fixed term until the 31.12.2021 and is to be filled as soon as possible.

The Thünen Institute is a Federal Research Institute in the portfolio of the Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture (BMEL). Its task is to develop scientific decision support for politics and to expand knowledge for the benefit of the public. The working area of forest and society examines and assesses the costs and benefits as well as the sustainability of the multiple benefits of forests.


In close cooperation with counterparts in Uruguay and guidance by FAO the applicant’s tasks are:

  • Provide a definition of system boundary, cut-off criteria for material flow-based sustainability assessment of Uruguayan bioeconomy
  • Based on available statistical, perform a first material flow analysis for core material flows, including livestock, aquaculture and fisheries, crops and forestry-based value chains
  • Prepare a pre-selection of principal material flows, based on criteria established by the Uruguayan national bioeconomy working group, for further analysis
  • Selection and quantification of progress and sustainability indicators on material flow level targeted to strategic objectives, based on the decision of the Uruguayan stakeholders
  • Communication note defining target groups and strategies to communicate results to consumers and policy makers
  • Co-elaborate a protocol with guidelines for further development of M&E of bioeconomy in Uruguay, in close cooperation with counterparts in Uruguay

Technical/Functional skills:

  • University degree (MSc or diploma) in agricultural economics, forest sciences, environmental science, systems analytics or related field
  • Extent and relevance of experience in conducting material flow analyses or Life Cycle Assessments
  • Extent and relevance of knowledge of sustainability assessment
  • Extent and relevance of knowledge of national and environmental accounts, national and international trade and production statistics, energy and environmental statistics
  • Demonstrated experience in drafting technical reports and papers in English/Spanish

Personal skills:

  • Operational readiness, flexibility, teamwork and resilience
  • Goal-oriented and independent way of working
  • Ability to analyse and present complex scientific issues
  • Excellent command in spoken and written English and Spanish
  • Readiness for business trips

The employment contract is based on the provisions of the collective agreement for the public service (TVöD); payment of the fee is according to fee group E 13 (TVöD).

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

The Thünen Institute feels committed to inclusion. Therefore, applications of disabled persons are highly welcomed. These will be particularly considered.

For further inquiries please contact Dr. Jörg Schweinle (E-mail:

Preferably digital or written applications in English language (including motivation letter, CV, list of publications, certificates or letters of recommendation, names and addresses of personal references as a single pdf) should be submitted under the key word 2020-144-WF no later than 17.08.2020 to


Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut

Institut für Internationale Waldwirtschaft und Forstökonomie

Dir. und Prof. Prof. Dr. Matthias Dieter

Leuschnerstr. 91, 21031 Hamburg

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