Mitarbeiter/innen Hochschule Anhalt

Research Assistant Ecology (m/f/d), Number 248

Welcome to Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, one of the leading research universities in in Saxony-Anhalt. Located in the heart of Central Germany and as one of Germany’s ‘Innovative Universities’, Anhalt University combines international-level research and teaching with excellent study and living conditions.
With more than 70 degree programs, we provide students with the freedom to develop their own personalities. Most importantly, we prepare about 7,500 German and international students for a successful career start.

At the Department of Agriculture, Ecotrophology and Landscape Development of the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Campus Bernburg, at the chair of National and International Nature Conservation, is a vacancy for a PhD part-time position (50%) earliest possible starting date and for a limited period of three years.

Research Assistant Ecology (m/f/d), Number 248

The employment relationship is based on the collective agreement for the public service of the federal states. The appointment is made in pay group 13 of the TV-L.


Your tasks will include:

selection of methods and indicators for assessing the resilience of (agricultural) landscapes

identification of governance instruments (e.g. agri-environmental measures) with possible influence on the resilience of
        (agricultural) landscapes in a European context

model-based assessment of resilience in (agricultural) landscapes in Central Germany

publication of results in international journals

presentation of results at workshops and conferences

Within the scope of the assigned tasks, we offer the opportunity for developing your own ideas to obtain a doctoral degree. 



academic degree (diploma or master's degree) in environmental sciences, (landscape) ecology, nature conservation,
        landscape planning, agricultural sciences, geosciences or related disciplines

very good knowledge in GIS and spatial as well as statistical data analysis (preferably with R)

ideally experience, but at least interest in (simulation) models of landscape dynamics
        (e.g. agent-based models, cellular automata)

good command of written and spoken English

German language skills will be appreciated

a high level of commitment, stress resistance and the ability to work in a team

a creative, analytical and critical mind

an independent and structured work style


You can expect:

participation in an exciting interdisciplinary research project with high practical relevance

support and promotion of your PhD, based on quality assurance of your PhD work through regular networking meetings
        and feedback sessions at the Graduate Academy and the PhD Centre

excellent research opportunities in a creative and very well equipped working environment

support services for work-life balance, such as employee child office, emergency care, life situation coaching, child care
        as well as consulting services in the field of home and eldercare


Any questions about this position will be answered by:

Prof. Dr. Markus Meyer

email: markus.meyer(at)


Anhalt University of Applied Sciences strives to increase the career opportunities of women. Women are therefore expressly encouraged to apply. For severely disabled persons, the provisions of SGB IX apply in the case of equal suitability, ability and professional performance.

If you are interested in the position, please send your application materials by 12.12.2021 to bewerbung(at)

You can also use the German online portal of the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences for your application. You can submit your application until 12.12.2021 under the following link:

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