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Vacancies 18th March 2021

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

PostDoc in Soil Nutrient Cycling, SLU Sweden
A postdoc position in dynamics of soil organic matter is available at the Department of Soil & Environment. The Department conducts research, environmental assessment work and education in soil science and sustainable use. The majority of the department’s activities and employees are located in the Soil-Water-Environment building on the SLU Ultuna campus in Uppsala, and there is a research group with a field research station situated in Skara. We welcome your application no later than April 12 2021. See link for details.

Graduate Assistantship in Wetland carbon biogeochemistry, LSU, US
Graduate research assistantship is available to support students pursuing M.S. or Ph. D. degree in the Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, College of Coast and Environment, Louisiana State University, starting Fall 2021. LSU’s College of the Coast & Environment (CC&E) has been at the forefront of coastal and environmental issues for nearly a century. Interested candidates should have a B.S. or M.S. degree in environmental sciences, marine sciences, marine biology, geology, physical sciences or related fields. The major focus of research for the selected student would be to work on a funded project to understand the fate and transport of organic carbon in marshes undergoing accelerated land-loss in coastal Louisiana.
 If you meet the minimum qualifications and would like to know more about it, please contact Dr. Kanchan Maiti at for further information.


Postdoctoral position, Portland State University, Oregon, US
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Portland State University has a Postdoctoral scholar position open. The successful candidate will participate in a team-oriented project focused on developing watershed and riverine water quality transport and fate models. Duties for this position include, but are not limited to:1) modifying and evaluating watershed and riverine water quality models; 2) developing and testing transport and biogeochemical processes of nutrients and toxic chemicals; 3) performing data analysis; and 4) developing and/or contributing to project products including reports, journal articles, and presentations.
Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in hydrology, hydraulics, environmental engineering, chemical oceanography, biogeochemistry, or a related field. The candidate must have experience in numerical models and programming such as Fortran, Python, etc. See link for details


Five Postdoctoral Positions for Soil Physics and Hydrology, Northwest A&F University, Shaanxi, China
We seek five highly motivated postdoctoral researchers to join a soil physics and hydrology team working to better understand the transport, fate, and dynamics of soil water, heat, solute and greenhouse gas (GHG) in cold and arid regions. The successful candidates will work closely with the Principal Investigator, Dr. Hailong He from the Northwest A&F University (NWAFU). Successful candidates are expected to be with expertise in any of the following research areas: development of new scientific instruments/software for measurement/analysis of soil water/ice content, hydraulic and thermal properties (1 position), synthesis and evaluation of soil thermal/hydraulic schemes for numerical simulation as well as developing schemes with increased performance (2 positions), and remote sensing of land surface change /soil erosion/permafrost degradation/terrestrial water storage (2 positions). These postdoctoral fellows would work on specific directives and would also actively collaborate between projects.

Term: full time, 2-year, with possibility of renewal based on performance and funding availability
Salary: US$30,769.00~63,846 per year + bonus awards
About Northwest A&F University (NWAFU): NWAFU is based in Yangling, Shaanxi, China. NWAFU is deeply committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusivity and our team seeks to create an open and welcoming community for individuals of all backgrounds. Yangling is a beautiful town next to the river and mountains, within 30 min by high speed train or 1 hour by car away from Xi’an.

Minimum Requirements:
●    Completed PhD degree in earth science, soil science, cryospheric science, hydrology, geography, geology, electric engineering, computer science, biogeochemistry, agroecology, climate science or related discipline. The candidate is required to be within three years receiving his/her Ph.D.
●    A basic understanding of soil science and hydrology
●    Evidence of independence and creativity in conducting research in one or more of the following: lab-based measurement/incubation/soil column experiment, field-based observations, scientific instruments or software development, hydro-thermal modeling, landscape evolution and/or sediment transport modeling, or use and analysis of remotely sensed datasets
Application instructions:
Inquiries should be sent to Dr. Hailong He at To apply please email your (1) cover letter (maximum 2 pages, detailing qualifications, and research interests), (2) CV (maximum 2 pages), (3) digitized copies of transcripts, and (4) names and contact information for three references bundled as one PDF to Dr. Hailong He. Please entitle the subject line “Soil Physics and Hydrology Postdoctoral Researcher”. Applications will be reviewed as received and will be open until filled, desired position start date: April 1, 2021 or after ASAP.


Postdoctoral Scholar: Soil Biogeochemistry, UC Merced, CA
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. Deadline: Thursday, Mar 18, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time), Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled. See link for details



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

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