Postdoctoral Research Associate - Nitrogen management of winter wheat varieties
The team of Varieties and Production Techniques of Agroscope is searching a postdoctoral research associate in the area of Decision Agriculture to work in the project "Wheat Advisor" which is supported by the Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG). Wheat Advisor aims to develop solutions combining remote sensors, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), field spectrometers, and modelling i) to improve the nitrogen (N) management of winter wheat varieties in terms of productivity, grain quality and N use efficiency and ii) to optimize the choice of varieties according to environmental characteristics and production strategies. The Postdoctoral Research Associate is expected to coordinate a network of field trials on farms and research stations, ant to collate and analyze data from different sources to identify promising solutions that can be applied in operating farms. She or he will interact with public and private partners and integrate a team of agronomists, biologists, statisticians, and technicians.
Agroscope is the Swiss federal center of excellence for research in the agriculture and food sector. Its researchers carry out their work at a number of sites in Switzerland. Headquartered in Bern-Liebefeld, Agroscope is attached to the Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research EAER.
This position is based at the group of Varieties and Production Techniques of Agroscope. The work will be carried out in collaboration with researchers of the University of Bern and the Swiss Federal institute of Technology.
We offer a stimulating work environment in a multidisciplinary consortium as well as a close support throughout the project. Agroscope has excellent research facilities with well-equipped laboratories, greenhouses, climate chambers, sites for field experiments and state of the art computational capabilities.
Place of Work: 1260 Nyon VD (Switzerland)
If this challenge appeals to you and you meet our requirements profile, we look forward to receiving your online application (firstname.lastname@example.org, Ref.nr. 44277). Closing date: January 31, 2021 (or until position is filled). Online applications consist of a single PDF comprising an application letter, a CV, a reference letter, copies of PhD diplomas, and the email addresses of two referees.
Start: 1 March 2021 or upon agreement. Duration of employment: 2.5 years.