For over ten years, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences in the Lower Rhine region of Germany has provided an innovative, interdisciplinary and international education to young minds from around the world. We offer a total of 36 undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in four multidisciplinary faculties: Technology and Bionics, Life Sciences, Society and Economics, and Communication and Environment. Our scientifically-oriented degree programmes combine an applied academic approach with a broad international scope into a high-quality education that emphasises teaching and research with real-world relevance. 75% of our degree programmes are taught in English as well. Over 7,300 students from 122 different countries are currently pursuing their degree in our uniquely international and intercultural campus community. International collaboration is a strength of ours, seen and felt in our network of over 90 partner universities in 38 countries. Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences is not only connected to the larger world, but also deeply rooted in its Dutch-German EUREGIO home as well.

The Faculty of Life Sciences focuses on natural science competences. The diversity of subjects includes areas such as biotechnology, nutrition, health, agriculture, food, sustainability, quality management and the environment and offers an interdisciplinary platform for a first professional qualification after the Bachelor's degree as well as research-oriented training in the Master's area. Our modern facilities create excellent conditions for students, teachers and researchers. The faculty builds on the successful cooperation among colleagues, which is characterised by mutual respect, openness and good scientific practice.

Join our team and help strengthen our university in the Faculty of Life Sciences, Kleve Campus, at the earliest possible date as a

Research Associate in the project "Animal Welfare Xperience" -
Development of a virtual teaching/learning platform for better understanding of
animal welfare of cattle and sheep in the context of professional training

 Reference Number 08/F2/21

German TV-L pay scale level EG 13 | fixed-term contract until 31.12.2024 according to § 2 Abs.2 (WissZeitVG) | part time 65% of the average regular weekly hours


  • Conception and implementation of the professional, media-didactic and media-design content
  • Regular review and evaluation of relevant literature as well as attendance of conferences and specialist events with the aim of didactically processing the existing knowledge or presenting the project.
  • Creation of a project website for the public and for the provision of the technical content
  • Help coordinate project meetings and workshops
  • Preparation of project reports as well as professional publications and presentation of project results
  • Public relations


  • Completed university studies (master's degree or diploma) with a focus on agricultural science or a technical focus corresponding to the main areas of activity
  • Profound knowledge in the field of cattle and ideally also sheep farming
  • Experience in media-didactic and media-design conceptualization and creation of high-quality teaching and learning materials (e.g. image and video material)
  • Competence to operate and strong communication skills, e.g. for the involvement of all stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently and experience in the presentation and publication of project results
  • Willingness to learn new areas or programs
  • Car driving license (valid for Germany)


Diversity | Internationality | Certified as a family-friendly university | Mobile working as well as home office | University sports | Active break | Collegial, open working atmosphere| Exciting and varied range of tasks | Personal responsibility and creative freedom | opportunities for personal and professional development

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences is committed to the professional development and advancement of women. Female candidates are expressly welcomed and encouraged to apply. In accordance with the Gender Equality Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz NRW), in cases of equal suitability, aptitude and professional experience, female candidates shall be given preferential consideration over male candidates for vacancies in areas with proportionally fewer female employees, provided there are no specific, overriding reasons for giving preference to a specific male candidate.

In the event of equal suitability, preferential consideration will also be given to disabled candidates or candidates recognised as such by virtue of Section 2 (3) of the German Code of Social Law, Book IX (SGB IX).

Please submit your application through the following link: and add the usual application documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, diplomas, job references, proof of qualifications and, if applicable, proof of severe disability) in a single PDF file.


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