PostDoc H2020 EJP Soil
The new European Joint Programme 'Soil' (Towards climate-smart sustainable management of agricultural soils) seeks to enhance the contribution of agricultural soils to key societal challenges such as climate change adaptation and mitigation, sustainable agricultural production, ecosystem services provision, and prevention and restoration of land and soil degradation. The announced position is an initial component of the EJP Soil and will review the available knowledge on achievable mineral soil carbon sequestration on agricultural land across Europe under different farming systems, soil types and pedo-climatic factors, as well as on mitigation measures for organic soils in the member states connected to EJP SOIL. This stocktake will help define the scope of research projects of EJP participating countries in a following stage.
Information about Agroscope
Agroscope is an innovative research institute for agriculture and nutrition run according to the principles of New Public Management. It is part of the federal administration, and is attached to the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research EAER.
The research group "Climate and Agriculture", situated in Reckenholz near Zurich, carries out research on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from and on climate adaptation of agriculture. A major focus of our research is on soil carbon.
We offer a varied job in a dynamic work environment, as well as thorough training and a modern research infrastructure. Flexible working hours and good social benefits are among the perks of this position.
Work place: 8046 Zürich-Affoltern
If this position interests you and you fulfil the profile of requirements, we look forward to receiving your online application including contact information of 2-3 referees here: firstname.lastname@example.org (Ref.nr. 41369).
Additional information can be obtained from PD Dr. Jens Leifeld, head of the research group "Climate and Agriculture" email@example.com, Tel. +41 58 468 75 10 (please do not send applications to this email address). Application deadline: 18.03.2020. Start: May 1 or by arrangement.