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Leib­niz-Insti­tut für Agrar­tech­nik und Bio­öko­no­mie e.V. (ATB)

Das Leib­niz-Insti­tut für Agrar­tech­nik und Bio­öko­no­mie e.V. (ATB) ist ein natio­nal und inter­na­tio­nal agie­ren­des For­schungs­zen­trum an der Schnitt­stelle von bio­lo­gi­schen und tech­ni­schen Sys­te­men. Das ATB betreibt For­schung mit dem Ziel, Grund­la­gen für nach­hal­tige bio­öko­no­mi­sche Pro­duk­ti­ons­sys­teme zu schaf­fen. Dazu ent­wi­ckelt und inte­griert das ATB neue Tech­no­lo­gien und Manage­ment­stra­te­gien für eine wis­sens­ba­sierte, stand­ort­spe­zi­fi­sche Pro­duk­tion von Bio­masse und deren Nut­zung für die Ernäh­rung, als bio­ba­sierte Pro­dukte und Ener­gie­trä­ger – von der Grund­la­gen­for­schung bis zur Anwen­dung.

Sci­en­tist (Post­doc) (m/f/d) (65%)
for the topics Model­ling of sustainable European live­stock sys­tems, with a focus on effi­ci­ent green­house gas and nitro­gen miti­ga­tion on farm level

We are see­king - sub­ject to final bud­get appro­val for gran­ted pro­jects - for a Sci­en­tist (Post­doc) (m/f/d) (65%) for the topics Model­ling of sustainable European live­stock sys­tems, with a focus on effi­ci­ent green­house gas and nitro­gen miti­ga­tion on farm level for three years, star­ting in Janu­ary 2020.
ATB coor­di­na­tes two pro­jects fun­ded under the Era­Net Joint Call 2018. European, New Zea­land and Chile part­ners will deve­lop a whole sys­tem con­cept for three pil­lar sustainable dairy pro­duc­tion sys­tems tar­ge­ted to key European regi­ons and for miti­ga­tion of green­house gas and nitro­gen emis­si­ons from live­stock sys­tems. European regi­ons are highly diverse and com­plex, so no “one size fits all”-solu­tion is avail­able. A pro­to­type for an Open Access decision sup­port sys­tem on the farm level espe­ci­ally for GHG and N miti­ga­tion stra­te­gies will be deve­lo­ped. Rela­ti­ons­hips bet­ween bio­tic and abio­tic dri­vers of manure and gra­zing emis­si­ons will be estab­lished and inte­gra­ted into farm scale decision sup­port sys­tems and into natio­nal emis­sion invent­ories.

Work­ing field:

  • In col­la­bo­ra­tion with pro­ject part­ners create an over­view on key para­me­ters and frame­work for emis­sion miti­ga­tion and sustai­na­bi­lity assess­ment of European dairy and live­stock pro­duc­tion sys­tems
  • Con­tri­bute to the 3P sustai­na­bi­lity assess­ment and the deve­lop­ment of the farm scale decision sup­port sys­tem
  • Pro­cess, ana­lyse and exchange data using sta­tis­ti­cal ana­ly­sis and rese­arch data manage­ment methods
  • Con­tri­bute to the deve­lop­ment of an inter­ac­tive web plat­form on opti­mi­sed dairy pro­duc­tion sys­tems in key European areas and on func­tio­nal rela­ti­ons­hips for emis­si­ons from live­stock sys­tems
  • Con­tri­bute to the impro­ve­ment of natio­nal emis­sion invent­ories
  • Publish results in peer-reviewed jour­nals
  • Sup­port the coor­di­na­tor of both pro­jects: pro­ject manage­ment tasks, dis­se­mi­na­tion activi­ties; admi­nis­tra­tion of pro­ject web­site


Your pro­fes­sio­nal qua­li­fi­ca­tion pro­file:
  • Uni­ver­sity degree, PhD in natu­ral sci­en­ces or rela­ted engi­nee­ring disci­pli­nes
  • Pro­found rese­arch expe­ri­ence and know­ledge in European live­stock sys­tems
  • Para­me­ter stu­dies and sen­si­ti­vity ana­ly­ses
  • LCA metho­do­logy, dri­vers of GHG and N emis­si­ons in live­stock sys­tems, inventory com­pi­la­tion
  • Very good know­ledge of sta­tis­ti­cal data ana­ly­sis and expe­ri­ence in rela­ted soft­ware (e.g. R, MAT­LAB)
  • Flu­ent Eng­lish lan­guage pro­fi­ci­ency and pro­ven abi­lity to write sci­en­ti­fic publi­ca­ti­ons
  • Pre­fer­a­bly expe­ri­en­ced in pro­ject manage­ment

Per­so­nal qua­li­fi­ca­tion:
  • Inde­pen­dent, self-respon­si­ble, reli­able and result-ori­en­ted way of working
  • Abi­lity to ana­lyse com­plex data and situa­ti­ons
  • Strong com­mu­ni­ca­tion and team­work skills, abi­lity to coope­rate, fle­xi­bi­lity, com­mit­ment, abi­lity to work under pres­sure, relia­bi­lity
  • Wil­ling­ness to tra­vel, valid dri­ving license for use in Europe (min. cate­gory B)
  • Cross-cul­tu­ral com­pe­tence

What we of­fer:

  • Your par­ti­ci­pa­tion in a trans­na­tio­nal, excel­lent pro­ject con­sor­tium
  • Excel­lent infra­st­ruc­ture for car­ry­ing out sci­en­ti­fic work
  • Attrac­tive, inter­di­sci­pli­nary working envi­ron­ment and very good con­di­ti­ons to deve­lop your own sci­en­ti­fic career and your net­work
  • Family-fri­endly working con­di­ti­ons that fos­ter the com­pa­ti­bi­lity of work and family life

How to ap­ply:

The salary is based on your qua­li­fi­ca­tion and pro­fes­sio­nal expe­ri­ence, accord­ing to Ger­man public ser­vice salary scale (TV-L E13). This part-time posi­tion (65 %) is limi­ted to three years, based on the dura­tion of the pro­ject, and sup­po­sed to start in Janu­ary 2020. Please indi­cate your ear­liest avai­la­bi­lity.

Fur­ther infor­ma­tion regar­ding tasks can be obtai­ned from PD Dr. Bar­bara Amon, Prof. UZ (e-Mail:
If you would like to par­ti­ci­pate in our inter­di­sci­pli­nary rese­arch, please apply until Novem­ber 17th, 2019 by e-mail to quo­ting the refe­rence num­ber 2019-2-9 (in Eng­lish; one sin­gle PDF docu­ment ; max. 6 MB; con­tai­ning a detailed CV, inclu­ding per­so­nal con­tact infor­ma­tion and three refe­ren­ces, only rele­vant cer­ti­fi­ca­tes, as well as a two-page rese­arch state­ment addres­sing your spe­ci­fic inte­rest, moti­va­tion and qua­li­fi­ca­ti­ons for the posi­tion (please address what skill and abi­li­ties would you bring to the team and what would you hope to gain from working on this posi­tion)).
Due to the tight time frame, inter­views might be sche­du­led already in Novem­ber, video inter­views are pos­si­ble.

Equa­lity of oppor­tu­nity is part of our per­son­nel policy. Dis­ab­led app­li­cants with ade­quate qua­li­fi­ca­tion will be pre­fe­ren­ti­ally con­si­de­red.
With your app­li­ca­tion for employ­ment you declare your agree­ment to store your app­li­ca­tion docu­ments for at least three mon­ths even in case of an unsuc­cess­ful can­di­dacy.

Published: 30.10.2019