Computer Scientist / Full Stack Developer 100% (f/m/d)

Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Müncheberg

The mission of the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) as a nationally and internationally active research institute is to deliver solutions for an ecologically, economically and socially sustainable agriculture – together with society. ZALF is a member of the Leibniz Association and is located in Müncheberg (approx. 35 minutes by regional train from Berlin-Lichtenberg). It also maintains a research station with further locations in Dedelow and Paulinenaue.

The research group “Farm Economics and Ecosystem Services” is a team of dedicated postdocs and PhD students who want to make a difference through good science, mutual support and exchange with other disciplines and practice. The aim of our research is to develop innovative solutions for site-adapted land use of the future together with other working groups. To this end, we work with our mathematical programming based bio-economic farm model that we continuously further develop and apply.

As part of the DAKIS project, this model is to be embedded in a software and database structure developed in parallel and controlled via graphical user interfaces. For this purpose, we are looking for a full stack developer who will graphically extend the existing model and integrate it into this overall system. We are therefore looking for an initial period of 12 months, with the possibility of an extension of 6 months (subject to funding) to start as soon as possible at the Müncheberg site a

Computer Scientist / Full Stack Developer 100% (f/m/d)

Your tasks

  1. you expand existing modules with a focus on R-Shiny
  2. you coordinate the development of interfaces with the other developers in the project
  3. you develop an appealing graphical representation of our model results
  4. you develop modules that support the interaction of the model with its users

Your qualifications

  1. several years of experience as a Full Stack Developer with experience in R
  2. knowledge of GAMS MIRO, Python or Java is desirable
  3. experience integrating applications in distributed systems
  4. experience in common technologies and frameworks such as REST and Shiny
  5. knowledge of relational databases (e.g. Postgres, MariaDB)
  6. completed studies in computer science, business informatics or comparable professional training
  7. knowledge of agriculture is an advantage

We are a lively team that is always happy to support each other. To enable good cooperation, advanced knowledge of two programming languages is desired and a basic understanding of working with other languages is an advantage.

Personal requirements

  1. quick comprehension, analytical thinking as well as structured, solution-oriented way of working
  2. independent working style, service and team orientation, helpfulness
  3. rapid familiarisation with different user software and willingness to undergo further training
  4. high level of motivation and reliability, organisational skills and good time management skills
  5. fluent in German and English

We offer

  1. grouping in accordance with the collective agreement of the Länder (TV-L) up to EG 12 (including annual bonus payment)
  2. an interdisciplinary working environment that promotes independence and autonomy.
  3. collegial and open-minded working atmosphere in a dynamic research institution
  4. networking and cooperation with various project partners
  5. family-friendly working conditions
  6. company ticket

Women are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications from severely disabled persons with equal qualifications are favored.  It is generally possible to work in the position on a part-time basis. Please send your application preferably online (see button online application below). For e-mail applications, create a PDF document (one PDF file, max. 5 MB; packed PDF documents, archive files like zip, rar etc. Word documents cannot be processed and therefore cannot be considered!) with the usual documents, in particular CV, proof of qualification and certificates, stating the reference number 25-2023 until 20 March 2023 to (see button e-mail application below).


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us: Dr. Peter Zander, Tel. +49 (0) 33432/82 214 or E-Mail: Peter.Zander@zalf.de

For cost reasons, application documents or extensive publications can only be returned if an adequately stamped envelope is attached.

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