Scientific Assistant (m/f) Agribusiness

Hochschule Rhein-Waal - Faculty of Life Sciences

The Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences in Kleve and Kamp-Lintfort offers an innovative, international environment combined with first-rate teaching in interdisciplinary Bachelor and Master's degree courses, taught mainly in English. It is strong in conducting research in disciplines such as Technology, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. More than 6,000 students have already enrolled at the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences. 

The Lower Rhine region with its attractive countryside is in the direct vicinity of the Rhine-Ruhr conurbation and the Netherlands, while at the same time being located at the heart of Europe, with two University Campuses easily accessible from all over the world via the three airports of Amsterdam/Schiphol, Düsseldorf Airport and Weeze. 

We are looking for support for the faculty of Life Sciences, Kleve Campus, and would like to fill the following vacancy as soon as possible: 

Reference number 08/F2/17
Scientific Assistant (m/f) Agribusiness
wage group TV-L EG 11, unlimited contract, full time 

Your tasks:

  • Prepare and revise teaching material and teach in our English speaking programs "B.A. Agribusiness", "B.Sc. Sustainable Agriculture" and "M.Sc. Biological Resources”
  • Prepare and teach by means of applied exercises in business management and agricultural economics
  • Supervise students during their field trips, projects and theses
  • Contribute to research projects and assist in data analysis
  • Support the development of teaching materials and case studies in close collaboration with local businesses
  • Support administrative affairs related to the study program
  • Management of IT and video laboratories 

Your profile:

  • University degree in agricultural economics or related disciplines with a focus on (business) economics
  • Analytical skills and familiarity with quantitative statistical methods and simulations, including any relevant software
  • Experience with methods of empirical social research
  • Work experience in the agribusiness sector is of advantage
  • High level of responsibility and team working as well as time, people and general management skills
  • Very good English and German skills (C1)
  • Passionate to work with international students and in an intercultural environment 

The position is generally suitable for part part time employees. 

The Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences promotes the professional development of women. Applications from women are therefore explicitly welcomed. In areas where women are not adequately represented, they shall be given preferential consideration when offering the same suitability, capability and professional achievements as men according to the Equal Opportunities Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz), unless there are exceptional reasons for giving preference to another applicant. 

When offering the same suitability, preferential consideration shall be given to applications from suitable candidates with severe disabilities and equivalent persons pursuant to Section 2 (3) German Social Security Code, Book IX (SGB IX). 

Please send your written application with relevant documents by 11th December 2017 via post stating the reference number, addressed to the Department Human Resources of Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Marie-Curie-Str. 1, 47533 Kleve, Germany.

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