Research assistant/student assistant (m/f)

The Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) in Halle (Saale) advertises one position as

Research assistant/student assistant (m/f)

[ID: AAW-18-04-13]

Application deadline: May 7, 2018

Starting date: as soon as possible

Employment time: Part-time, maximum 11 hours per week

conditional upon degree Duration: the assignment is initially for 6 months, subject to extension

Salary: based on qualification, following German public services scheme for student assistants

Work place: IAMO, Halle (Saale), Germany Main tasks

The candidate is expected to support the research work of IAMO’s China Research Group. The main tasks of the research assistant will include, but not limited to:

  • Translation tasks between Chinese and English/German
  • Data collection, data input and cleaning work
  • General assistance in research work, such as literature and data searches
  • Other supporting tasks

Candidate profile

  • Master or bachelor student in agricultural economics/economics/geography or related fields
  • Chinese native speaker 
  • Experience in data management (Excel, STATA, SPSS etc.)
  • High proficiency in oral and written English; German skills are also highly desired
  • High personal commitment and strong motivation


Please send you CV and a copy of your latest degree to Ms. Antje Elsner ( with reference to the position ID in the subject line of your email.

For additional information and questions on the advertised position please contact Dr. Zhanli Jerry Sun (Email:, Tel: 0345 2928331) or Dr. Lena Kuhn (Email:, Tel: 0345 2928323)

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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