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Leib­niz-Insti­tut für Agrar­tech­nik und Bio­öko­no­mie e.V. (ATB)

Das Leib­niz-Insti­tut für Agrar­tech­nik und Bio­öko­no­mie e. V. (ATB) ist Pio­nier und Trei­ber der Bio­öko­no­mie­for­schung. Wir schaf­fen wis­sen­schaft­li­che Grund­la­gen für die Trans­for­ma­tion von Agrar-, Lebens­mit­tel-, Indus­trie- und Ener­gie­sys­te­men in eine umfas­sende bio­ba­sierte Kreis­lauf­wirt­schaft.
Wir ent­wi­ckeln und inte­grie­ren Tech­nik, Ver­fah­ren und Manage­ment­stra­te­gien im Sinne kon­ver­gie­ren­der Tech­no­lo­gien, um hoch­di­verse bio­öko­no­mi­sche Pro­duk­ti­ons­sys­teme intel­li­gent zu ver­net­zen und wis­sens­ba­siert, adap­tiv und weit­ge­hend auto­ma­ti­siert zu steu­ern.
Wir for­schen im Dia­log mit der Gesell­schaft – erkennt­nis­mo­ti­viert und anwen­dungs­in­spi­riert.

Sci­ent­ist (Postdoc) (m/f/d) (50 %)

For the depart­ment Tech­no­logy assess­ment and sub­stance cycles

Working field:

Sci­ent­ist (Postdoc) (m/f/d) (50 %)
The LIFE pro­ject, LIFE CAR­BON FARM­ING (Devel­op­ment and imple­ment­a­tion of a res­ults-based fin­an­cing mech­an­ism for car­bon farm­ing in mixed crop-live­stock sys­tems in the EU) involves six European coun­tries: Bel­gium, France, Ger­many, Ire­land, Italy, and Spain and ten European part­ners. The pro­ject focuses on redu­cing the car­bon foot­print by cre­at­ing a com­mon frame­work for car­bon off­set­ting mech­an­isms and low emis­sion prac­tices on farms and facil­it­at­ing car­bon farm­ing pro­jects in Europe. To achieve the pro­ject's object­ives, actions such as the imple­ment­a­tion of har­mon­ised tools, stand­ards and meth­od­o­lo­gies for on-farm sus­tain­ab­il­ity assess­ment are envis­aged. In addi­tion, the mon­it­or­ing, report­ing, and veri­fic­a­tion pro­cess is addressed, includ­ing the train­ing of farm­ers and advisors. Fur­ther­more, the imple­ment­a­tion of mit­ig­a­tion prac­tices on all mixed crop live­stock farms will be con­sidered, as well as the devel­op­ment of cost bench­marks and the cre­ation of a per­form­ance-based car­bon fin­ance mech­an­ism, the pro­mo­tion of low emis­sion levers, con­tri­bu­tion to the dis­sem­in­a­tion of car­bon off­set mech­an­isms, and con­tri­bu­tion to the pro­mo­tion of a European net­work and a com­mon frame­work.

Your respons­ib­il­it­ies
  • Applic­a­tion of har­mon­ised tools and stand­ards for imple­ment­ing car­bon farm­ing ini­ti­at­ives in mixed crop live­stock farms with a focus on dairy farms
  • Elab­or­a­tion of ref­er­en­tial costs
  • Con­trib­ute to set­ting up an EU low car­bon farm­ing net­work
  • Green­house gas (GHG) emis­sion and sus­tain­ab­il­ity audit on farms
  • Cal­cu­la­tion of GHG emis­sions and reduc­tions per farm
  • Con­duct­ing sci­entific stud­ies on car­bon foot­print of mixed crop and live­stock farms
  • Pre­par­a­tion of sci­entific pub­lic­a­tions and pro­ject reports
  • Sup­port the coordin­a­tion pro­ject
o Pro­ject man­age­ment tasks (com­mu­nic­a­tion with pro­ject part­ners, plan­ning of pro­ject meet­ings and events)
o dis­sem­in­a­tion activ­it­ies

Requirements:

Your pro­fes­sional qual­i­fic­a­tion pro­file:
  • Suc­cess­fully com­pleted uni­versity stud­ies (Ph.D. degree) prefer­ably in the field of agri­cul­tural sci­ences.
  • Pro­found research exper­i­ence and know­ledge on dairy farm, GHG emis­sions and cli­mate change prac­tices in European live­stock sys­tems.
  • Exper­i­ence in work­ing on inter­na­tional pro­jects with mul­tidiscip­lin­ary work­ing groups.
  • Car­bon foot­print mit­ig­a­tion tech­niques, as well as know­ledge of tech­niques to reduce green­house gas emis­sions from live­stock activ­it­ies (focus: dairy pro­duc­tion)
  • Very good know­ledge in the field of animal hus­bandry, data ana­lysis, and data man­age­ment.
  • Con­fid­ent use of MS Office pro­grams and stat­ist­ical data ana­lysis soft­ware.
  • Con­fid­ent com­mand of the Ger­man and Eng­lish lan­guage, both writ­ten and spoken

Per­sonal qual­i­fic­a­tion:
  • Inde­pend­ent, respons­ible, reli­able, and res­ults-ori­ented way of work­ing, per­sonal com­mit­ment, flex­ib­il­ity, as well as abil­ity to work in a team and will­ing­ness to cooper­ate are required
  • Abil­ity to ana­lyse data and com­plex situ­ations
  • Driv­ing license is required
  • Know­ledge of prac­tical farm­ing would be bene­fi­cial

What we offer:

  • An attract­ive, inter­dis­cip­lin­ary work­ing envir­on­ment in an inter­na­tional and com­mit­ted team
  • Col­lab­or­a­tion in an inter­dis­cip­lin­ary team in an attract­ive work­ing envir­on­ment.
  • Access to national and inter­na­tional net­works for your sci­entific advance­ment.
  • Fam­ily-friendly work­ing con­di­tions that pro­mote the com­pat­ib­il­ity of work and fam­ily life
  • Com­pany-owned elec­tric bicycles for busi­ness trips

The pos­i­tion is part-time (50%) and lim­ited until 1st Octo­ber 2027 accord­ing to the end of the pro­ject.The salary is based on your qual­i­fic­a­tion and pro­fes­sional exper­i­ence accord­ing to TV-L up to salary group 13.

How to apply:

For fur­ther inform­a­tion, please con­tact Prof.UZ Dr. Bar­bara Amon (E-Mail bamon@atb-potsdam.de) and visit our web­site www.atb-potsdam.de.

If you would like to con­trib­ute your pro­fes­sional com­pet­ence to our inter­dis­cip­lin­ary research, please apply by the fol­low­ing dead­line 24 Janu­ary 2022 using ATB’s online applic­a­tion form for the job advert­ise­ment, code 2022-2-1, at https://www.atb-potsdam.de/en/career/vacancies. 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.

By sub­mit­ting an applic­a­tion, you agree that your job applic­a­tion doc­u­ments will be stored for a period of six months, even in the case of an unsuc­cess­ful applic­a­tion. Fur­ther inform­a­tion on the pro­cessing, stor­age and pro­tec­tion of your per­sonal data can be found at https://www.atb-potsdam.de/en/services/data-protection-declaration-for-the-application-process.