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Stefan Williner

Stefan Williner

Ackerstrasse 113
CH-5070 Frick

Phone +41 (0)62 865-7278
Fax +41 (0)62 865-7273


The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau or FiBL) in Frick, Switzerland is one of the world’s leading centres for research and information dissemination on organic agriculture. Its greatests strengths are a highly skilled and competent multi-disciplinary research team, the rapid transfer of knowledge from research to extension, and practical application of agricultural techniques by collaborating farmers.

The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in Switzerland offers in the Department of Crop Sciences a scientist position in horticulture by 1st September 2015 or later.

Scientist position in horticulture (80% to 100%)


  • To improve the productivity and profitability of organic horticultural crop production systems. This will include applied research in field experiments in close collaboration with farmers and interdisciplinary collaboration with other departments at FiBL.
  • To actively involve in networking with relevant stakeholders and users of research.
  • To develop joint research projects with leading horticulture science groups in Switzerland, in the EU and internationally. To write research proposal and raise funding in open calls.
  • To publish both in peer reviewed journals and farmer-oriented media.


  • PhD degree in horticultural sciences or similar qualification.
  • Competences in apple production systems with a solid background in research related to other crops. Completely new approaches in horticultural research are welcome.
  • Ability to understand farms and farming systems in their full complexity including basic knowledge in farm management and farm profitability.
  • Interest in organic farming and participatory research with farmers.
  • Good communication and motivation skills.
  • Language: German or French, and English proficient.
  • Publications in peer reviewed journals and farmer-oriented media.
  • Work place in Frick, between Basel and Zürich.

Interested? We are happy to answer any queries you may have.
Dr. Lucius Tamm

Please submit your application (motivation letter, CV, certificates, references) until 31st July 2015 to Stefan Williner, P. O. Box 219, CH-5070 Frick

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We are looking for a

Research Assistant (80 - 100%)

in our consumer and market research group, starting on 1 October 2015 or by arrangement.

We expect:

  • a Master’s degree or equivalent university-level qualification in Agricultural or Food Economics (or similar)
  • some experience of consumer and market research
  • a good knowledge of quantitative methods, and of econometrics in particular
  • an interest in empirical research
  • a willingness to adapt quickly to working in new subject areas
  • the ability to work independently within a dynamic team
  • an interest in organic agriculture and sustainable consumption
  • very good knowledge of German and, if possible, French.

We offer:

  • the opportunity to work as part of a research team operating internationally
  • exciting duties with opportunities for development and scope for creativity
  • a pleasant working environment with flexible working conditions.

Interested? We would be happy to answer any further questions you may have.
Contact Dr Matthias Stolze

Please submit your application to FiBL, Stefan Williner, Postfach 219, CH-5070 Frick, no later than 31 August 2015.

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