Research assistant (all genders welcome)Department für Agrarökonomie und Rurale Entwicklung

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wissenschaftliche*r Mitarbeiter*in (w/m/d)
Stellen-ID: 74059
Facility: Department für Agrarökonomie und Rurale Entwicklung
Contact person: Jana Nowakowsky
0551 39 24883
Date of filling: 01.09.2023
Application deadline: 17.06.2023
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

Research assistant (all genders welcome)
Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L/65%

to be filled. Starting date is 9/1/2023. The position is limited to 08/31/2026.

The research group of Professor Tobias Plieninger on "Social-ecological Interactions in Agricultural Systems" is looking for a research assistant (EG 13 TV-L - 65%) for a period of three years. The research group investigates the interface between ecological and social sciences, drawing on concepts of sustainability science and social-ecological systems. Our research is collaborative and interdisciplinary, focusing on ecosystem services, landscape management, and sustainability transformations This broad scope allows for the analysis of various trade-offs and synergies between agricultural and forestry production, biodiversity, and multiple ecosystem services. The group is involved in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our department is jointly supported by University of Kassel and Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.
Your tasks
•  Performance of teaching activities and supervising bachelor and master theses;
•  Assistance in the preparation of new grant applications;
•  Assistance with additional day‐to‐day aspects of facilitating smooth collaboration within the research group; and
•  Performance of social-ecological research and preparation of a cumulative PhD thesis on a topic agreed with Prof. Plieninger
Your profile
•  University degree (Master or equivalent) in agriculture, forestry, natural resource management, environmental social science or related fields
•  Knowledge of social-ecological research concepts and participatory research methods
•  First experiences in teaching and in academic publishing
•  Excellent written and oral German and English communication skills
•  Experience in working in an interdisciplinary team environment
The position is intended to qualify young scientists and offers the opportunity to prepare a PhD thesis. For further questions please contact

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 6/17/2023 on the application portal of the university using this link: . For more information get in touch with Jana Nowakowsky directly via E-Mail:, Tel. 0551 39 24883 .

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