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 Transition Economies encourages qualified women to apply. Preference will be given to women and disabled persons with equal qualification and expertise.

Senior Researcher or Post-Doc

The Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) is a leading international research center on agricultural, agribusiness and rural development in Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, China and the EU. The department of Structural Development of Farms and Rural Areas seeks to strengthen its capacity within its research area Economics of Structural Change with an outstanding

Senior Researcher or Post-Doc

The candidate is expected to pursue own research ideas, though priority will be given to candidates whose interests complement one or more areas of the department. Core research areas of the department comprise analysis of farm performance, vertical and horizontal cooperation, land markets, investment, large farm management and economics of agroholdings. Relevant methodological approaches include agent-based modelling, experimental economics, econometrics, as well as efficiency and productivity analysis. Results are published in internationally recognized journals and disseminated to decision-makers in the business and policy spheres.

The ideal candidate will fulfil the following requirements:

  • Exceptional doctoral degree in agricultural economics or a related field.
  • Strong analytical skills, if possible including agent-based modeling, experimental or econometric methods.
  • Experience in project management, leadership skills, and high ability to work in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated expertise including a strong publication record in relevant research areas.
  • Proficiency in oral and written English.

The contract is initially limited to 3 years, but may be renewed. Based on the candidate’s experience and qualifications, the salary is determined by the E14 / E13 levels of the German TV-L pay scale.

IAMO is an equal opportunity employer. Female researchers are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications from disabled persons will be preferred in cases of equal qualification. IAMO offers an excellent infrastructure and a stimulating research environment in an international, ambitious, and multidisciplinary team.

For further information, please contact Dr. Franziska Schaft (schaft[at] or visit our website

Applications with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication list and contact information of two academic references should be sent via email to:
Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO)
Prof. Dr. Alfons Balmann
Email: balmann[at], Cc: schaft[at]

Applications will be considered until March 1, 2015 or until the position is filled. The preferred starting date is May 1, 2015. Solicitation costs cannot be reimbursed.