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Leib­niz-Zen­trum für Agrar­land­schafts­for­schung e.V. - HR

The mis­sion of the Leib­niz Centre for Agri­cul­tural Land­scape Research (ZALF) as a nation­ally and inter­na­tion­ally act­ive research insti­tute is to deliver solu­tions for an eco­lo­gic­ally, eco­nom­ic­ally and socially sus­tain­able agri­cul­ture – together with soci­ety. ZALF is a mem­ber of the Leib­niz Asso­ci­ation and is loc­ated in Müncheberg (approx. 35 minutes by regional train from Ber­lin-Lichten­berg) with research sta­tions in Dede­low and Pau­lin­enaue.

Com­puter Pro­gram­mer Research Assist­ant (f/m/d)

In this con­text, the Model and Sim­u­la­tion Infra­struc­ture group is offer­ing a full-time pos­i­tion for 24 months, with the option of a per­man­ent con­tract, as Com­puter Pro­gram­mer Research Assist­ant (f/m/d)

Working field:

A num­ber of groups at ZALF use dynamic and sys­tem mod­el­ling approaches to explore options to make crop­ping sys­tems more resi­li­ent and sus­tain­able. Core activ­ity include the devel­op­ment of mod­els to assess crop­ping and farm­ing sys­tems’ response to their envir­on­ment, weather, man­age­ment and policy options; model devel­op­ment and applic­a­tion to sup­port inter­pret­a­tion of exper­i­mental and obser­va­tional evid­ence; and test­ing approaches to integ­rate dif­fer­ent types of envir­on­mental and socio-eco­nomic mod­els. In all of this work, we strive to adhere to FAIR data prin­ciples and insur­ing the repro­du­cib­il­ity of our work.

  • work as a team mem­ber to develop sim­u­la­tion mod­ules, with lead pro­gram­ming expert­ise
  • integ­rate mod­ules into exist­ing sim­u­la­tion frame­works at ZALF, e.g., SIM­PLACE, MON­ICA, CAS­SIS, …
  • sup­port with con­cep­tu­al­iz­a­tion and pro­gram­ming for model integ­ra­tion
  • ensure internal qual­ity con­trol and repro­du­cib­il­ity stand­ards, includ­ing archiv­ing
  • verify model sim­u­la­tions’ doc­u­ment­a­tion
  • assist as needed with script­ing for data pro­cessing and ana­lysis
  • data­base man­age­ment
  • inter­act reg­u­larly with SIM­PLACE frame­work developers and other ZALF pro­gram­mers


  • Uni­versity degree in com­puter sci­ence, math­em­at­ics, phys­ics, or engin­eer­ing field or sim­ilar
  • good pro­fi­ciency in at least one pro­gram­ming lan­guage (e.g., Java, C++, C#, Python)
  • know­ledge of Linux and Win­dows oper­at­ing sys­tems
  • ana­lyt­ical sys­tems thinker who enjoys prob­lem solv­ing
  • cap­able to inter­act in diverse team but work inde­pend­ently
  • excel­lent com­mu­nic­a­tion skills
  • very good spoken and writ­ten Eng­lish, Ger­man lan­guage skills an asset but not required

What we offer:

  • an inter­dis­cip­lin­ary work­ing envir­on­ment
  • clas­si­fic­a­tion accord­ing to the col­lect­ive agree­ment of the fed­eral states (TV-L) up to E11 (includ­ing spe­cial annual pay­ment)
  • strong insti­tu­tional com­mit­ment to a good work-life bal­ance;
  • a col­legial and open-minded work­ing atmo­sphere in a dynamic research insti­tu­tion
  • Job­ticket

How to apply:

Women are par­tic­u­larly encour­aged to apply. Applic­a­tions from severely dis­abled per­sons with equal qual­i­fic­a­tions are favored. It is gen­er­ally pos­sible to work in the pos­i­tion on a part-time basis. Please send your applic­a­tion prefer­ably online (see but­ton online applic­a­tion below). For e-mail applic­a­tions, cre­ate a PDF doc­u­ment (one PDF file, max. 5 MB; packed PDF doc­u­ments, archive files like zip, rar etc. Word doc­u­ments can­not be pro­cessed and there­fore can­not be con­sidered!) with the usual doc­u­ments, in par­tic­u­lar CV, proof of qual­i­fic­a­tion and cer­ti­fic­ates, stat­ing the ref­er­ence num­ber 52-2023 until 30 May 2023 to (see but­ton e-mail applic­a­tion below).

If you have any ques­tions, please do not hes­it­ate to con­tact us: Prof. Dr. Heidi Webber, or Michael Berg-Mohnicke, For cost reas­ons, applic­a­tion doc­u­ments or extens­ive pub­lic­a­tions can only be returned if an adequately stamped envel­ope is attached.

If you apply, we col­lect and pro­cess your per­sonal data in accord­ance with Art­icles 5 and 6 of the EU GDPR only for the pro­cessing of your applic­a­tion and for pur­poses that res­ult from pos­sible future employ­ment with the ZALF. Your data will be deleted after six months.