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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) 5070 Frick requires from 1st July 2014 or by agreement a

Research Assistant in Sustainable Agriculture

FiBL is conducting in partnership with local partners long-term system comparison research in Kenya, India and Bolivia. In agronomic trials we are comparing organic and conventional production systems for various aspects including productivity, sustainability, ecology and socio-economy. Besides this, Participatory Technology Development (PTD) is a strong component of our research. The project aims to provide solid agronomic and socio-economic data on major organic and conventional agriculture production systems.

We are seeking to expand our team in the aforementioned area of agricultural research for development. We specifically require someone to assist us in the management of the above project and data analysis. Especially encouraged are applications of young graduates. Ideally you have the following profile:

  • A master in agronomy or soil sciences
  • A good understanding of data analysis and knowledge of statistic programs (preferably R)
  • Some experience in scientific communication and publication    
  • Oral and written fluency in English. Knowledge of German and/or Spanish is an advantage
  • Skills in and enjoyment of intercultural cooperation;
  • Self-initiative and creativity together with good communication and team skills
  • Ability to work independently with a significant level of personal responsibility

We offer:

  • An attractive and inspiring working environment
  • Contemporary terms of employment and remuneration 

Interested? We are happy to answer any queries you may have: Beate Huber

Please submit your application (motivation letter, CV, certificates, references) until 4th May 201 to stefan.williner(at)fibl.org, FiBL, Stefan Williner, P. O. Box 219, CH-5070 Frick, Switzerland