FiBL is one of the world’s leading research institutions for organic agriculture with various locations in Europe. Motivated, competent employees and a value-oriented corporate culture in a scientific environment are the supporting pillars of this institution.

FiBL works on practice-relevant concepts for sustainable and animal-friendly nutrition of farm animals in the context of the guidelines and goals of organic agriculture. For our location in Frick, Switzerland, we are looking for a Scientist – Animal Nutrition (60–100%).

We are looking forward to a person with a sound knowledge of farm animal nutrition, experience in managing research projects, and a good connection to agricultural practice.

Your tasks

  • Development and implementation of research projects in the field of feeds and nutrition of pigs and poultry.
  • Within our team, development of approaches to animal nutrition that balance ecological sustainability, climate relevance and animal welfare
  • Development and presentation of scientific content in the mentioned fields for farmers, industry and society
  • Collegial professional communication and cooperation within the institute and the scientific community
  • Participation in international research projects


  • PhD in agricultural sciences (in the field of animal sciences) or veterinary medicine, or Master’s degree and subsequent in-depth experience in the areas of feed and feeding
  • Scientific thinking, practical understanding
  • Strong interest in sustainability goals for agriculture
  • Team spirit, collegial and reliable approach to responsibilities
  • Good communicative approach to farmers
  • Languages: English, German and/or French would be beneficial

What we offer

  • Modern research and laboratory infrastructure
  • Flexible design of work processes and great scope for development within the scope of the subject matter
  • Practical orientation of the research projects in terms of content and methodology
  • A young, highly motivated team with a broad thematic focus on farm animal science
  • National and international research environment and high relevance of the projects

At FiBL, you will encounter a working culture that is characterized by efficient, uncomplicated work and numerous opportunities to participate thanks to flat hierarchies. As a globally well-connected research institute, we place great value on training and further education opportunities.

Home office arrangements, flexible annual working hours and the possibility of part-time work help employees achieve a good work-life balance. FiBL employees also enjoy the best organic food in our in-house canteen and a workplace in the countryside.

To apply: Florian Leiber und Timo Stadtlander will be happy to answer your questions. We will gladly accept your application via

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