Post-doctoral Biogeochemical Modeler research position (1 year with possible extension)

100%, Zurich, temporary

The Group of Sustainable Agroecosystems is seeking to hire a Biogeochemical Modeler for a 1 year (with possible extension) post-doctoral research position.

Job description

The incumbent will conduct modeling exercises for the prediction of greenhouse gas emissions at the regional scale and mechanistic hypotheses generation. Within the regional greenhouse gas emission assessments, the work will be focused on estimates of C sequestration and N2O emissions from arable land under different agricultural practices and different future climate scenarios in Kenya and Switzerland. Experience with process-based soil organic matter models (e.g. DayCent, ECOSSE, DNDC) is highly desirable. The incumbent is also expected to supervise M.S. students.

Your profile

Suitable candidates should have a Ph.D. in biogeochemistry with a strong background in soil science, simulation modeling and experience in computer programming (e.g., Fortran, C, Matlab, R, etc.).

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We look forward to receiving your online application including a CV, application letter and the names of three references before February 15, 2020. Starting date: Immediately or by agreement. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal.

For further information (no applications), please contact Dr. J. Six ( or Dr. M. Necpalova (

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