The mission of the Leibniz Center for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) e. V. as a national and international research center is to research the economically, ecologically and socially sustainable agriculture of the future – together with actors from science, politics and practice. The ZALF is a member of the Leibniz Association and, in addition to the main location in Müncheberg (approx. 35 minutes by regional train from Berlin-Lichtenberg), maintains a research station with other locations in Dedelow and Paulinenaue.

The DAKIS project (Digital Knowledge & Information Systems for Agriculture) ( ) works, among other things, on the development of an impact assessment to show and evaluate the effects of digital technologies in agriculture on ecological, economic and social sustainability.

To this end, a series of stakeholder workshops (with representatives from agriculture, civil society and research) with a participatory modeling approach will be carried out.

We are looking for a temporary employee with a working time of up to 60 hours / month for 6 months

Student assistant (m / f / d)

to support the preparation and implementation of stakeholder workshops

Your tasks:

  • Support in moderating and preparing workshops
  • Implementation of correspondence and communication with stakeholders and workshop participants
  • Data and literature analysis
  • Creation of overviews, lists and documentation

Your qualification:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in agricultural sciences, environmental sciences or a related degree
  • Experience in sustainability assessment and / or participatory methods are an advantage
  • Very good communication skills, especially in electronic communication formats
  • Fluent written and spoken German and English
  • Very good knowledge of MS Office
  • A high degree of self-organization and personal responsibility
  • Ability to work in a team and flexibility, willingness to familiarize yourself with new things

We offer:

  • Practical work in the exciting research field of sustainable agriculture
  • Contact with a diverse group of stakeholders, e.g. NGOs, researchers and farmers
  • Diverse insights into the latest research
  • A collegial and open-minded working atmosphere in a dynamic research facility
  • Opportunities to work from home

Women are expressly invited to apply. Applications from severely disabled people are preferred if they are equally qualified. Please send your applications with the usual documents, in particular your curriculum vitae, qualifications and certificates, by email (a PDF document, max. 5 MB) stating the reference number 32-2021 until April 15, 2021 at: .

If you have any questions, please contact Joseph MacPherson ( ) or Prof. Katharina Helming ( ) to disposal.

For cost reasons, application documents or extensive publications can only be returned if a sufficiently stamped envelope is enclosed.

If you apply, we collect and process your personal data in accordance with Articles 5 and 6 of the EU GDPR only to process your application and for purposes that result from possible future employment at ZALF. Your data will be deleted after six months.

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