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Vacancies 10th March 2021

Vacancies in soil science and related fields. Use ISMC Vacancies as reference.

Professorships in catchment science and hydrogeology, Switzerland

The EPFL School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC) invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Catchment Science and Engineering, located within the Institute of Environmental Engineering (Institut d’ingénierie de l’environnement, IIE). Formal evaluation of the applications will begin on March 1, 2021. The search will continue until the position is filled. See link for details


Two Post Doc positions in Hydrology IRPI lab, Italy
1) Analysis and use of hydro-meteorological data derived from ground and satellite stations, for the improvement of river flow estimation in the hydrological and hydraulic modeling. Deadline 5 March 2021. See link for details
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2) Exploitation of in situ and satellite observations for hydrological applications. Deadline 5 March 2021. See link for details

Assistant/Associate Professorship in Hydrogeology, Switzerland
The new professor will be expected to develop and strengthen an internationally
visible research program in hydrogeological sciences within the Department of
Environmental Sciences ( and Eawag
(, on topics related to the sustainable use of water
resources, groundwater protection on different spatial scales, and/or hydrological
aspects of urban environments. We specifically seek candidates who combine
novel field and modelling approaches to study transport processes/
hydrodynamics in groundwater aquifers, with a strong background in applied
geology and geochemistry, and interest also in regional hydrogeological aspects.
Research activities may focus on reactive transport modelling and the
development and application of innovative tracers in hydrogeological studies,
contamination of aquifers, aspects of groundwater renewal processes and
surface/groundwater interactions, ecohydrological aspects, and/or the
management of water and other resources in groundwater aquifers.
Applications (including CV, a list of publications, a letter of motivation, and a
statement of research and teaching interests) should be addressed to Prof. Dr.
Marcel Mayor, Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse
50, 4056 Basel, Switzerland and submitted online as one single PDF.
Requests for further information may be addressed to: Prof. Dr. Moritz Lehmann,
Head of the Department of Environmental Science, University of Basel


Post Doctoral Scholar -Life & Environmental Sciences- Soil Biogeochemistry
The postdoc recruited for this position will work on a collaborative project with the Salk Institute of Biological Studies - Harnessing Plants Initiative. The project will investigate deep soil organic matter dynamics, in particular retention and persistence of plant-derived organic compounds in deep soil layers. Responsibilities of the postdoc will include leading all the field and laboratory work related to the project (including traveling to multiple research sites across the US Southwest, wet chemistry, dry combustion/elemental and isotopic analyses, spectroscopy, and a range of soil analyses) along with leading the data analyses and manuscript preparation for all items related to the project.
Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a list of 3 references with names and contact information, 4) a Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement.
Salary is based on the University of California Academic Salary Scales. This is a full-time, one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal based on availability of funding, ongoing operational needs and satisfactory performance.


Assistant Professor / Biostatistician at Delaware State University (DSU)

Delaware State University (DSU) is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral research associate in geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing, with an emphasis on GIS use in natural resources. The research associate (working with Dr. Sigrid Smith in the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources and outside collaborators) will contribute to a USDA-funded project on spatial planning for sustainable agriculture. This is a 100% grant funded position budgeted through May 2023. Salary is $50,000 per year with benefits.

Project summary: Humans receive diverse benefits from natural and restored wetlands as well as agricultural lands. The research aims to assess the impacts of sea level rise on agriculture and wetland ecosystem service provisioning in Delaware. The research will evaluate how wetland services change with proximity to agriculture, statistically pinpoint "hotspots" with high delivery of diverse benefits and investigate the best management practices (BMPs) promoting hotspots near agricultural lands, and use sea level predictions to identify potential marginal croplands and service hotspots that may be lost. The project also strengthens DSU's capabilities in spatial analysis through training and outreach.

Responsibilities: The position is 50% research, 50% teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to perform and document GIS analyses, design and lead GIS course modules and workshops, and help to develop metadata and products from both research and teaching activities for publication. Teaching duties include courses and training workshops in remote sensing and GIS, including preparing novel products for publication in science education journals. Workshops are intended for graduate students, faculty, and staff, and the workshops may be in hybrid format for better coordination with our partner institutions. Additional responsibilities include mentoring undergraduate and graduate students and contributing to cooperative research efforts for the project.
Contact: ssmith at


Postdoctoral poistion: Digital Soil Mapping at Argonne National Laboratory
The Environmental Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory ( seeks two postdoctoral scientists to work with a team investigating the distribution, composition, and decomposability of organic matter stored in permafrost-region soils and its susceptibility to changing environmental conditions (

Postdoctoral Appointee - Soil Mapping/Geospatial Analysis In collaboration with field/experimental scientists, the appointee will apply geospatial, remote sensing, statistical, and machine learning techniques to observational data and environmental covariates to develop spatially explicit predictions/analyses of soil organic matter composition for the permafrost region. The ideal candidate will combine knowledge of soil science with experience in geospatial statistics/analysis, digital soil mapping, and interpretation of remote sensing data. To view the full position description and apply, visit

Postdoctoral Appointee - Soil Organic Matter Dynamics In collaboration with the project team, the appointee will design, conduct, and analyze manipulative studies to investigate the effects of changing cold-region environments on the decomposition dynamics of organic matter in permafrost-affected soils. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the physicochemical and biotic factors affecting soil organic matter dynamics and experience conducting laboratory incubations or other manipulative studies to investigate the effects of environmental controllers on microbial decomposition of soil organic matter. To view the full position description and apply, visit For information on the postdoctoral community experience and programs at Argonne, please visit


Job submission via e-mail to Sagar Gautam (sgautam at

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