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Vacancies 8 Sep., 2021

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


Junior Professor in Soil Science and Soil Fertility at KU Leuven (Belgium)

In the Science, Engineering and Technology Group of KU Leuven, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Division of Soil and Water Management and Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, there is a full-time tenure-track academic vacancy in the area of Soil science and soil fertility.

We are looking for internationally oriented candidates with an excellent research record and with educational competence within the field of soil science and soil fertility and offer an attractive research environment with extensive facilities, and an attractive starter package.


Soil and Ecosystem Scientist, (Professor equivalent) at UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
We are looking for a senior soil and ecosystem scientist B4 (Professor) to lead research alongside a committed team of scientists at our Bangor site in the heart of Snowdonia.  This post is embedded within the UKCEH Soils and Land Use Science Area which integrates and brings together teams at three UKCEH research sites at Bangor, Lancaster and Wallingford, our other five Science Areas and many national and international collaborators. The post covers two main responsibilities:
(i)  To lead a soil and ecosystem research portfolio, working with stakeholders, securing funding, overseeing and contributing to developing our interdisciplinary field measurement and integrated modelling program and deliver impacting science in the form of peer reviewed publications or reports.    
(ii) The post also involves leading and managing staff that will include research scientists and may include project managers, casual surveyors and PhD students. 
Main Responsibilities/ Activities
You will be a recognised leader in soil and ecosystem science, capable of running complex areas of activity or science projects. We seek someone with soils expertise in one of the following (although not limited to) soils and ecosystem research areas:
• Soil function, health and restoration
• Land Use and climate change impacts
• Net zero
Further details: Soil and Ecosystem Scientist (
Postdoctoral Researcher, Colorado State University, USA
The Department of Ecosystem Science & Sustainability and the Department of Soil & Crop Sciences at Colorado State University (CSU) invite applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar to analyze climate change impacts on agriculture and water resources. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in academic publishing, relevant domain expertise, excellent written and oral communication, and considerable experience with quantitative data analysis of environmental and spatial datasets (e.g., using Matlab, R, or Python). A PhD in environmental science or a related discipline is required at the start of the appointment. The start date is flexible.
To apply and view a full position description please visit: Deadline:October 1, 2021, for full consideration.For more information on the lab group, please visit: For questions related to this position please contact Dr. Nathan Mueller at:
Postdoc and Phd Position, Michigan State University, USA
The ERSAM Lab is currently looking for both a postdoctoral fellow ("Research Associate" in MSU terms) and a PhD student (or two!) to work on our new NSF CAREER award focused on estimating forest carbon uptake using remote sensing and modeling. The work is mainly focused on temperate forests in the eastern United States, with connections to the sites affiliated with the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON). There will be opportunities to work both with traditional remote sensing products (Landsat) and emerging tools like imaging spectroscopy and lidar from the NEON Airborne Observation Platform and three dimensional radiative transfer models. 
The postdoc position is posted here: - feel free to email Kyla with questions, but you must apply through the posting. For graduate research check out the MSU Geo grad info page for more info about the department, and you may also be interested in the Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior (EEB) Interdisciplinary Graduate Program. Email Kyla if you are interested! If you're just starting to think about graduate school, there are a number of great 'how to prepare for grad school' articles online. Here's a great one from Dr. Jacquelyn Gill.
Review for postdoc position begins: 10/01/2021
Postdoctoral Researcher, Berlin Germany 
We invite applications for a 3 year postdoctoral research fellow in hydrological modelling (80%) in a hydrological and ecological catchment perspective. The position is part of the Einstein Research Unit “Climate and Water under Change (CliWaC)”, which is a transdisciplinary research initiative of the Berlin University Alliance to address water-related risks under climate change. CliWaC will bring together social and natural science as well as practical expertise from stakeholders to support the governance of mitigation and adaptation measures in response to climate change. Further job announcements of CliWaC will be published at:


We seek a dynamic, motivated and ambitious scientist to join an existing interdisciplinary science and modelling team on Landscape Ecohydrology to support the evolution and growth of coupled climate-hydrological-ecohydrological modelling. It is expected that the modelling will utilise outstanding long-term data sets from instrumented research sites in Brandenburg and Berlin. The successful candidate will have experience in the development and application of numerical models for different purposes, across various scales and environmental science contexts. The successful candidate should be experienced in combining process-based understanding with strong numerical / computational skills. Experience with programming is essential. Expertise in remote sensing & data assimilation and / or incorporation of tracers into hydrological models would be advantageous. Access to high-performance computer clusters is available to facilitate use and development of “state of the art” research models.


Post Doc in Wetland Greenhouse Gas Cycling, University of Toledo, USA
The Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Toledo, OH seeks a postdoctoral research associate who will investigate plant controls on biogeochemical transformations and CO2/CH4 fluxes within coastal terrestrial and aquatic interfaces (TAIs). Coastal TAIs are complex systems characterized by a high degree of spatial and temporal heterogeneity in biogeochemical cycling often described as hot spots and hot moments. Much of the complexity is due to plant-microbe interactions that mediate the soil redox environment. The focus of this position is to advance our process-level understanding of plant-water-microbe interactions that generate spatiotemporal variation across upland-to-wetland gradients.
Deadline: open to filled, see link for details
Post-doctoral position, Dryland Critical Zone, University of Texas at El Paso, USA
The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to work on a recently funded National Science Foundation 'Critical Zone Thematic Cluster grant to study carbon fluxes, ecohydrology, and nutrient availability in the carbonatedominated soils of dryland ecosystems. The project has sites in Texas, New Mexico, and Idaho. The position is located in El Paso, Texas and will be focused on the field operations at the Texas and New Mexico sites, including the Jornada Experimental Range in New Mexico. More information about the overall project can be found at
We will begin to review applications on Sept 1st but the position is open until filled. The target start date for the position is late Fall 2021 or Spring 2022, depending on the preferred candidate’s availability. For more information, please email Jennie McLaren ( and copy Lixin Jin ( See link for details:
Postdoctoral, Root Dynamics and Ecosystem Processes, ORNL, USA
The Terrestrial Ecosystem Science (TES) science focus area at ORNL is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate with a passion for studying the natural world, motivated to take on the challenge of improving our understanding of linkages between root dynamics and ecosystem processes under changing environmental conditions.



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


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