The Department Agricultural Policy of the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) is looking for a

committed research / student assistant (m/f)

from agricultural economics, sociology, geography, agricultural sciences or International Area Studies for the VolkswagenStiftung-funded project AGRICHANGE - Institutional change in land and labour relations of Central Asia’s irrigated agriculture ( The starting date is 1 June 2018.

Tasks include:

  • Providing support in organization of scientific events in Halle and Central Asia
  • Support in project management
  • Editing of texts in Russian and English
  • Literature review and management

Data management and evaluation Requirements:

  • High proficiency in oral and written English and Russian languages
  • German knowledge of advantage
  • Experience with organization of events and project management of advantage
  • Knowledge in data management (in MS Excel, MS Access) and GIS software (e.g., ArcGIS) of advantage
  • Interest in agricultural development issues in Central Asia
  • Basic skills of and interest in learning statistical software package STATA

We offer:

  • Salary based on qualification in accordance with the German public services scheme for student/research assistants
  • Up to 40 hours of work per month, according to agreement
  • Work in an international research environment
  • Participation in further research activities in other projects on agricultural development in Central Asia


Please send your CV and a scan of your latest degree certificate by 5 Mai 2018 to Mrs. Gabriele Mewes ( (in one PDF-file of max. 5 Mb). For additional information about this position please contact Dr. Nodir Djanibekov ( (in subject line indicate: AGRICHANGE Hiwi).

About us:

IAMO is a public research institute that pursues basic and applied research in the field of agricultural economics. It offers an excellent infrastructure and a stimulating research environment in an international, ambitious, and multidisciplinary team. IAMO is a member of the Leibniz Association, a German network of non-university research institutes. Equality of opportunity is part of our personnel policy. Female researchers are strongly encouraged to apply. Disabled applicants with equal qualification will be preferentially considered.

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