Postdoctoral Researcher (all genders welcome)Department für Agrarökonomie und Rurale Entwicklung

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Postdoctoral Researcher (all genders welcome)
Stellen-ID: 74089
Facility: Department für Agrarökonomie und Rurale Entwicklung
Contact person: Torluccio Jessica
Date of filling: 01.10.2023
Application deadline: 28.06.2023
Application: Link
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At the University of Göttingen -Public Law Foundation-, Department für Agrarökonomie und Rurale Entwicklung, there is a position as

Postdoctoral Researcher (all genders welcome)
Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L/100%

to be filled. Starting date is 10/1/2023. The position is limited to 3 years (09/30/2026), with the option of renewal.

The position is recruited in the research group of Prof. Dr. Meike Wollni. The research group conducts research on sustainable food systems and agricultural resource management of rural households in the Global South. Important research topics include the role of drivers, institutions and incentives for sustainable land use choices and the impacts on household welfare. For more information about the Research Group please visit: .

Your tasks
The postdoctoral researcher is expected to plan and conduct research related to sustainable food systems, food system resilience, adoption of sustainable agricultural technologies, trade-offs between biodiversity and economic functions, impacts on poverty, food security and/or nutrition. The tasks include:

  • Development and design of innovative research ideas
  • Empirical analysis of quantitative data using statistical and econometric methods
  • Active interaction with other researchers across disciplinary boundaries
  • Presentation and publication of research results
  • Contribute to teaching and guidance of Master students and doctoral researchers
Your profile
  • Completed PhD in Agricultural Economics, Development Economics or a related field
  • Strong analytical skills and experience with quantitative research methods
  • Proven interest in topics related to rural development economics, conservation and development, poverty-environment nexus, food security, sustainable food systems
  • Previous experience with research and/or data collection in the tropics is a plus
  • Willingness to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration with other researchers; experience of working in intercultural and interdisciplinary teams is a plus
  • Excellent command of the English language
We offer
  • A stimulating research environment
  • Opportunities to develop own research ideas and participate in collaborative projects
  • Excellent networks of national and international research partners
  • Support in personal career development

The position is based in Göttingen (Germany) but requires traveling and short research stays abroad. Your complete application package should include: motivation letter, CV including publication list, one-page research statement, university certificates and transcripts, a writing sample (recent own paper or summary of PhD thesis), names and contact details of two academic reference persons.

The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply in fields in which they are underrepresented. The university has committed itself to being a family-friendly institution and supports their employees in balancing work and family life. The University is particularly committed to the professional participation of severely disabled employees and therefore welcomes applications from severely disabled people. In the case of equal qualifications, applications from people with severe disabilities will be given preference. A disability or equality is to be included in the application in order to protect the interests of the applicant.

Please upload your application in one pdf file including the usual documents until 6/28/2023 on the application portal of the university using this link: . For more information get in touch with Torluccio Jessica directly via E-Mail:, Tel. 05513924854 .

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