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Vacancies 26 Apr. 2021

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

PhD Studentship: Critical Transitions in the Earth System - University of Reading, UK
This position is part of the CriticalEarth project – a Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, Innovative Training Network (ITN) & the successful candidate will form a network of 15 PhD students across different universities in Europe. The candidate will have secondments at the University of Oldenburg (Germany) and the Politecnico di Torino (Italy).
• Fully funded position open to World-wide candidates. Mobility and family allowance provided to help with relocation and family costs (if applicable) & Visa/Permit Support.
• Qualification requirement of a 2:1 Bachelor Degree or equivalent in Applied Mathematics, Climatology & Climate Change, Theoretical Physics.
• Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the UK for more than 12 months in the last 3 years - unless as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention.
• The candidate must be in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research career and not awarded a doctoral degree.
• For further information visit the website ( or contact Professor Valerio Lucarini (
• Web link:
 How to apply:    
To apply for this studentship please submit an application for a PhD in Mathematics at
Application Deadline: 1st May 2021
See link for details:


 Postdoc position, USDA, ARS, Booneville, AR

I have an opportunity for a USDA ARS postdoc focused on deep learning and
artificial intelligence applications in Agronomy. Applicants must be a US
citizen or possess a green card. The position is grade GS 11 with a salary
of $64,649 to $84,049 per year. See link below with information on more
information on the position. open and closing data: 03/11/2021 to 03/10/2022. See link for details.


Postdoc position in carbon cycle science, UC Berkeley, CA USA

There is an opening for a postdoctoral scholar position in the group of Dr. Keenan in the Department of Environmental, Science & Policy Management at UC Berkeley. This individual will participate in the NSF-funded PREEVENTS project, aimed at advancing efforts to understand and forecast flash droughts. The work will be focused on three characteristic features of flash droughts: (1) the role of land surface memory, such that observations of vegetation and soil moisture status can provide early indications of flash drought risk; (2) evaporative demand as a leading driver of flash drought onset; (3) the central role of vegetation in flash drought development through its influence on soil moisture and heat fluxes. To do so, the postdoctoral researcher will use eddy-covariance observations, remote sensing, and land surface models to improve our understanding of local to global drought and ecological forecasting.

Next review date: Wednesday, Jun 24, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Monday, Jul 13, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time), see link for details,i8824.html


PhD position in soil organic matter cycling: Deep soil root biomass a key driver in the carbon cycle?, UZH, Switzerland
The position is part of a SNF-funded research project "DeepC". The work involves field and lab work, data analysis, in collaboration with colleagues from the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. The position will also provide the opportunity to acquire teaching, communication, management and outreach experiences.
Start upon mutual agreement. Evaluation will start in March 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
Send a letter of application, CV, a statement of your motivation and your research interests and addresses of two potential referees (e.g. former advisers)
see link for details:


Assistant Professor, Geology, University of Nebraska Omaha, USA
UNO invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Geology. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible, tenure-track position starting August 16, 2021.
We seek applicants with a passion for undergraduate teaching and undergraduate research. Typically, the successful candidate will have a 3 course per semester equivalent teaching load (75%), with a 25% research assignment. The candidate will be responsible for teaching introductory General Education courses, core Geology courses like Mineralogy, Sedimentology, and Historical Geology, as well as introductory and upper division courses in an area of expertise. Mentoring undergraduate research will also be expected. Research expectations include publishing and applying for funding to support research activities.  We are strongly interested in candidates who seek to work collaboratively with other researchers, both inside and external of UNO. An interest in STEM pedagogic research complements existing university strengths and is particularly welcome. open date: 03/03/2021
To learn more and apply online, please visit

Postdoc in Microbial Ecology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic

Postdoc in Microbial Ecology of Forest Soils Laboratory of Environmental Microbiology is looking for a motivated postdoctoral fellow. The person will join the international consortium of the H2020 project “HoliSoils” that explores the effects of forest management on ecosystem processes such as greenhouse gas fluxes, C storage and biodiversity preservation. The person will be involved in the study of the structural and functional response of the soil microbiome to forest management, disturbances and global change across Europe and will have the opportunity to collaborate with a number of leading groups in this research field. In addition, the candidate will be responsible for coordination of experimental work of the project partners. WDuring the appointment, the person will be based in the Czech Republic

We offer the work in an inspiring and friendly environment of an international team of the Laboratory of Environmental Microbiology of the Institute of Microbiology in Prague, in the Czech Republic (see e.g. and access to interesting experiments / datasets produced by the host institution and their collaborators.  The position is offered for an initial period of one year, but may be extended for up to three years. The position is open until filled, starting date is negotiable (expected before August 1, 2021). Please send your Curriculum Vitae, motivation letter and contacts to at least two independent professionals (such as PhD or postdoc supervisors) who can provide reference. For more information, please contact Petr Baldrian ( See link for details



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


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