Research Engineer: Measurement and Sensor Technology (m/f/d)

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The Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy is a pioneer and a driver of bioeconomy research. We create the scientific foundation to transform agricultural, food, industrial and energy systems into a comprehensive bio-based circular economy. We develop and integrate techniques, processes and management strategies, effectively converging technologies to intelligently crosslink highly diverse bioeconomic production systems and to control them in a knowledge-based, adaptive and largely automated manner. We conduct research in dialogue with society – knowledge-motivated and application-inspired.

The ATB is building a Leibniz Innovation Farm for Sustainable Bioeconomy in Groß Kreutz, where an existing farm will be further diversified, digitised and expanded to include a research biorefinery. At the Leibniz Innovation Farm, sustainable agriculture, the regional production of healthy food and the use of residues for a variety of bio-based materials and energies are researched, demonstrated and innovations of various kinds are tested. Its establishment is supported with investment funds from the state of Brandenburg.

Starting on Jan 1st, 2022, we are looking for a committed

Research Engineer: Measurement and Sensor Technology (m/f/d)


for the task Operation of measurement technology at an agricultural farm (field as well as barn).

Your responsibilities

  • Participation in the procurement of measurement technology (market research, technical data, performance specifications)
  • Responsibility for installation and operation of sensors and their integration into mechatronic systems including sensor-vehicle connection and device control
  • Use of ground and airborne vehicles for data collection under practical conditions
  • Assistance in the organisation, coordination and execution of agricultural experiments in the field and in the barn in the Potsdam area
  • Operation and further development of the research infrastructure at the Leibniz Innovation Farm (measurement technology)

Your qualifications

  • Successfully completed technical studies (BSc, MSc, Dipl.-Ing. (FH)) in the field of measurement technology, mechatronics, agricultural engineering or comparable training
  • Experience and confident handling of different sensor and data acquisition systems in field trials
  • Knowledge in Measurement data processing (spreadsheets, databases, analysis software)
  • Knowledge of agricultural machinery mechatronics: electrics, electronics, machine control, hydraulics
  • Fluent in communication in the German language
  • Strong communication skills, flexibility and creativity
  • Goal-oriented and independent work, ability to work under pressure, high sense of responsibility
  • Driving license class B

Experience/knowledge is desirable:

  • Sensor technology, e.g. thermal, multispectral camera, ultrasonic sensors, anemometer, geoelectrics, NIR, gamma spectroscopy
  • Data analysis software, e.g. Mathworks/Matlab, QGIS, MetaShape/AgiSoft
  • Experience in practical farming/agricultural machinery (driving licence class L, T, C)
  • English language skills
  • Proof of knowledge for the operation of unmanned aerial systems ("drone licence")

We offer

  • An attractive, interdisciplinary working environment in an international and committed team
  • The opportunity to contribute to solving pressing societal challenges
  • A challenging and interesting job at a modern agricultural farm
  • Use of modern, up-to-date technical equipment and further training opportunities
  • Family-friendly working conditions that promote the compatibility of work and family life
  • Company-owned electric bicycles for business trips

The salary is based on your qualification and professional experience according to TV-L. The full-time position (40 hrs/week) is limited from 1.1.2022 until 31.12.2026 according to the project duration of the Leibniz Innovation Farm project. It is suitable for part-time work to a limited extent (min. 75%). Place of work is mainly Groß Kreutz.

For further information please contact Prof. Dr.-Ing. Cornelia Weltzien (cweltzien(at) .

If you would like to contribute your professional competence to our interdisciplinary research, please apply in English or German by the following deadline 10 October 2021 using ATB’s online application form for the job advertisement, code 2021-LIH-2, at . Applications received after the application deadline cannot be considered.

Equality of opportunity is part of our personnel policy. Disabled applicants with adequate qualification will be preferentially considered.

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