At IAMO you will find an attractive working environment within an international team. You will have the possibility to complete your doctorate or qualify as a professor. The Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe encourages qualified women to apply. Preference will be given to women and disabled persons with equal qualification and expertise.
IAMO Research Fellowships
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IAMO aims at strengthening its scientific portfolio through awarding two-year research fellowships to excellent scientists. Candidates are expected to develop innovative new research ideas, advance existing research or work on a specific issue of high societal relevance in collaboration with IAMO scientists. Research topics should broadly fit within IAMO’s mission and complement existing research.
IAMO research fellowships are aimed at postdoctoral and senior researchers who are able to demonstrate outstanding academic performance through a strong publication record and an innovative research proposal that clearly outlines the contributions to advancing the state of the art. Candidates from all disciplines may apply as long as they complement IAMO’s existing research activities.
Candidates are invited to submit a research proposal of no more than 3,000 words. The proposal should set out a clear description of the proposed research, including the intended collaboration with IAMO staff, the publication strategy and a time schedule to achieve the research goals. The key selection criteria are the applicant’s academic record as well as originality and significance of the proposed research.
Applications will be evaluated quarterly, with the next deadline on January 1st, 2014. Applications must be submitted electronically to direktorium[at]iamo.de and include a cover letter, CV with publication list and the research proposal. Applicants will be notified within two months after the submission deadline and must commence their fellowship within six months after selection.
What we offer
IAMO offers 6 fellowships per year. The fellowships cover accommodation in IAMO’s guest facilities and expenses for return travel. In addition, IAMO grants a two-year institutional affiliation to selected fellows that allows to continue the cooperation in projects, teaching and outreach.
Alfons Balmann (phone +49 345 29 28 300)
Thomas Glauben (phone +49 345 29 28 200)
Thomas Herzfeld (phone +49 345 29 28 100)
Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe (IAMO)
D-06120 Halle (Saale), Germany
The Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe (IAMO) announces an open PhD position within the project "The Global Food Crisis – Impact on Wheat Markets and Trade in the Caucasus and Central Asia and the Role of Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine (MATRACC)” which is funded by the Volkswagen foundation. For further information on the project please visit our web-site http://www.iamo.de/matracc.
The position is embedded in Working group A focusing on grain price patterns across the Central Asian and Caucasian countries, and how they are determined by grain markets in Kazakhstan and Russia. We are analysing the transmission of prices and price volatility within this region and their linkages with the world market.
The applicants are expected to meet the following qualifications:
- Outstanding Master´s degree in Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Sciences, or Economics, or related disciplines
- Strong skills in statistics and econometrics
- Skills in Russian or any other language relevant to the Central Asian/Caucasian countries are an asset
Terms of offer: A Volkswagen scholarship (1400 €/month) is provided for a period of 2 years with the option to extend by 1 further year.
Applications: Qualified candidates are welcome to submit their application documents which should include a cover letter, a detailed CV, as well as contact information of three referees.
Application material should be sent to:
Prof. Dr. Thomas Glauben
Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development
in Central and Eastern Europe (IAMO)
or via email (matracc[at]iamo.de). Applications will be considered until November 20, 2013 or until the position is filled. The preferred starting date is January 1, 2014. For further information please contact Dr. Linde Götz (goetz[at]iamo.de).
IAMO is an equal opportunity employer. Female researchers are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications of disabled persons will be preferred in cases of equal qualification. IAMO offers an international and collegial working environment with an excellent infrastructure.