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Senior Scientist (f/m) in the field of Modelling bioeconomic production systems
Leibniz Institute for Agriculture and Bioeconomy (ATB)
The Leibniz Institute for Agriculture and Bioeconomy (ATB) as a nationally and internationally acting institute is researching at the
interface of biological and technical systems. ATB’s research aims to create foundations for sustainable bio-economic production systems.
We develop and integrate new technologies and management strategies for a knowledge-based, site-specific production of biomass, and its
use for food, as bio-based materials and fuels - from basic research to application.
For the department Technology Assessment and Substance Cycles we are seeking a fulltime
in the field of Modelling bioeconomic production systems
Starting on 1 January 2018
We understand bioeconomic production systems as complex systems for the integrated supply of food, biomaterials and bioenergy. We
do modelling at the functional levels of process chains, farms and production systems for assessing environmental and socio-economic
impacts and for developing adapted, flexible concepts and instruments for managing trade-offs.
development of the overall architecture for a modular model of bioeconomic production
co-ordination and coupling of sub-system models in crop production, livestock farming, foods, material and energetic use of biomass
participation in the development of individual moduls
integration of internal and external expertise
intensive scientific co-operation inside and outside ATB
thematically relevant and very good doctorate in the field of agricultural, environmental or natural sciences, engineering or economics
profound knowledge of bioeconomic production systems and comprehensive expertise on their modelling
several years of professional experience and successful scientific work in the field of modelling bioeconomic production systems, evidenced
by publications in peer-reviewed journals, aquisition of third-party funding and project leadership
strong international and national networking
excellent english skills, both written and spoken, for non-German speakers: willingness to aquire German language skills immediately
independent work, personal commitment, teamwork skills, willingness to co-operate, excellent communication skills and solution-oriented acting
The integration into an interdisciplinary team in an attractive working environment
Support by a qualified programmer
Family-friendly working conditions that foster the compatibility of work and family life
The salary (100%, 40 hours per week) will depend on qualification and experience and can reach up to E14 TV-L (German public
service scheme). The position is limited to three years. Provided a positive evaluation it can be extended for another three
years with the prospect of becoming a permanent position afterwards. The place of work is Potsdam.
For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Annette Prochnow (Tel.: 0331/5699-210, E-Mail:
and visit our website www.atb-potsdam.de.
Please send your application via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (only one pdf-document if possible) and state the following code 2017-2-1.
Please include a documentation of your research concept with objectives and approach (2 pages max.). The selection
of applicants will start on 11 November 2017.
Equality of opportunity is part of our personnel policy. Disabled applicants with adequate qualification will be preferentially considered.