Job vacancy at the Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institute - apply by 22.07.2019

The Thünen Institute of Market Analysis of the Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institute, Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries, invites applications for a   
Researcher (agricultural economics, international profile)  
It is a full-time position within the project ‘Impact of meat and milk product exports on developing countries (IMMPEX)’. The position is limited to 31.12.2021 and is to be filled as soon as possible.   
The aim of the project is to investigate the impact of German exports of poultry meat and dairy products on the agricultural sectors in two selected African countries (e.g. Ghana). The project is carried out in close cooperation between the Thünen Institutes for Market Analysis and Farm Economics. In addition, cooperation with African and international partner organizations is planned. Several trips abroad, including to Ghana, are planned.   
 Conception, implementation and evaluation of standardized consumer surveys 
 Systematic analysis of consumer demand for dairy and meat products 
 Planning, evaluation and conducting of expert interviews (e.g. with state institutions, companies)
 Analysis of the organization, infrastructure and logistics of the value chain, including domestic and imported products
 Preparation, publication and presentation of the results for science, business, politics and the public   
Your professional profile
 University degree (Univ.-Dipl./M.Sc.) in agricultural sciences with a focus on agricultural economics, economics, business informatics, social sciences or comparable subjects, doctorate preferred
 Knowledge and practical experience in conducting surveys and interviews
 Knowledge and experience in the application of quantitative methods of empirical social research
 Experience in handling large data sets and databases  
Personal requirements profile
 International experience in West or Central Africa
 Experience in working in multicultural teams
 Flexibility, team spirit, pronounced ability to cooperate
 Very good written and spoken English, knowledge of German and French is an advantage
 Willingness to travel and carry out surveys in Senegal and Ghana  
If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Dr. Daniela Weible (, 0531 596 5310).  
Please send your application by 22.07.2019 preferably electronically as a pdf document by using the keyword "IMMPEX_Verbrauchernachfrage" to the following address:  
Thünen Institute for Market Analysis
Dir. and Prof. Dr. Martin Banse
Bundesallee 63
38116 Braunschweig   

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