Statistician (f/m/d)

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Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut

Brunswick, Germany

Application Deadline
Euroaccording to tariff-category 14 (TVöD)

The Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute, Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forests and Fisheries, is an independent higher federal authority in the portfolio of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL). At the Institute of Agricultural Technology in Braunschweig, we research new technologies for sustainable agriculture and the use of renewable raw materials. Digitalisation is playing an increasingly important role here; it creates the conditions for disruptive changes in agricultural production systems. We are therefore researching the potential of sensors and digital technologies for plant cultivation and agricultural animal husbandry, with the aim of thinking more strongly in terms of systems.

To strengthen our interdisciplinary team, we are looking for a

Statistician (f/m/d)

in a permanent position for the Braunschweig site as soon as possible (01.03.2022 at the earliest).

Main duties of post holder:

  • Statistical consulting in the field of experimental design and analysis.
  • Statistical method development in the field of digitalisation on farms
  • Preparation of scientific publications
  • Presentation of results at national and international conferences
  • Design and acquisition of projects in collaborative projects

This job description is intended as a guideline for the general range of duties and is neither conclusive nor restrictive. It will be reviewed with the post holder from time to time.



  • University degree (M.Sc. or equivalent) in the field of statistics or related subjects.
  • The Ability to work independently and scientifically, as demonstrated by a doctoral degree
  • The Ability to present complex issues clearly and comprehensibly, both orally and in writing
  • In-depth knowledge of or interest in time series analysis for the development of monitoring systems
  • Proven scientific publications
  • Goal-oriented and independent working style, high degree of initiative
  • Enjoy scientific work in an interdisciplinary environment and supporting colleagues
  • Very good knowledge of English and, if no knowledge of German is available, willingness to learn German; a good knowledge of German is an advantage; the official language is German
  • Desirable Knowledge in the field of agricultural sciences is an advantage

We offer you an interesting and versatile position with a high degree of personal responsibility in a supportive environment. You will be given a high degree of personal freedom and can pursue your own ideas in the field of statistical method development. As your professional and personal development is important to us, we offer a family-friendly working environment, flexible working time models and a comprehensive range of further training opportunities. You will work on a large park-like research site with leisure facilities (tennis, volleyball) and a kindergarten (parent initiative).

The employment is governed by the Wage Agreement for Public Services (TVöD-Bund). The payment of remuneration is carried out according to tariff-category 14 TVöD. A part time position is also possible.

The Thünen Institute promotes the professional equality of women and men and is thus especially interested in applications from women.

Severely disabled applicants with equal qualification will be given particular consideration. Only a minimum physical aptitude is expected from them.

For technical questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Christina Umstätter (Tel. 0531/ 596 4101;


Interested candidates should send their applications (including motivation letter, CV, list of publications, copies of relevant certificates, names and addresses of personal references) via e-mail in one PDF file referring to “2021-297-AT” by 31.01.2022 to

Prof. Dr. Christina Umstätter

Thünen-Institut für Agrartechnologie


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