Mar 2, 2023 | News

Open Positions – Scientist position available at JKI – apply before 10th March 2023 

Scientist (f/m/d)

The Julius Kühn Institute

Institute for Strategies and Technology Assessment – based in Kleinmachnow

Application deadline: 10 March 2023

Reference number: KM-SF-WA-04-23

In the EU-funded project “Combining approaches for photosynthetic improvement to allow increased sustainability and productivity in European agriculture, CAPITALISE” (, plants with increased photosynthetic performance are being developed and evaluated with regard to their suitability for and their effects on cultivation in agricultural practice.


Your responsibilities

  • scientific analysis of socio-economic aspects of plant cultivation regarding plants (barley, maize, tomato) with increased photosynthetic capacity;
  • development of scenarios, identification, definition and application of appropriate indicators and socio-economic evaluation approaches;
  • development and implementation of stakeholder surveys in different formats (face-to-face, online, workshops) as well as their evaluation;
  • extensive literature and data research with common research tools;
  • preparation of project reports;
  • presentation and publication of research results.

Your profile

  • a completed university degree in agricultural sciences (M.Sc., Diploma) with a focus on agricultural economics or a comparable discipline;
  • very good knowledge of agricultural economics;
  • experience with scenario analysis and stakeholder surveys;
  • knowledge in the fields of impact assessment, risk analysis and life cycle assessment (LCA) is an advantage;
  • knowledge of crop production (including the cultivation of maize, barley and tomatoes) and an overview of current challenges for agriculture is an advantage;
  • the ability to work independently and on your own initiative, including strong organisational and communication skills and flexibility;
  • very good knowledge of the German and English languages, both written and spoken;
  • willingness to travel for several days.

JKI offer

  • a varied, challenging and interesting job in an international working environment;
  • a part-time position with 31.20 hours a week for a period of 24 months on a third party funded project. The employment contract will be based on the collective agreement for the public service-East (TVöD-Ost);
  • a remuneration according to salary group E 13 TVöD;
  • an entry as early as possible.

The Julius Kühn Institute is an institution directly subordinated to the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL).

Address: Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Administration, Erwin-Baur-Straße 27, 06484 Quedlinburg, Germany.

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The Julius Kühn Institute (JKI) is an equal opportunities employer. The JKI is committed to inclusion. Applications from people with disabilities are therefore expressly welcome and given special consideration in the selection process. The JKI promotes the reconciliation of work and family life and, since 2021, has been holding the audit workandfamily certificate (audit berufundfamilie). Where possible, we offer flexible working time models to reconcile work and family life.

More information:

Jovanka Saltzmann

Phone: +49 (0) 3946 47-5211



Applying online

Please apply by 10 March 2023 via the online application system “Interamt”. To do this, please click on the “Apply online” (“Online bewerben”) button on the “Interamt” page.

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