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 Postdoctoral Research Associate

BOKU, Vienna, Austria – Department of Forest- and Soil Sciences, Institute of Soil Research

The Department of Forest- and Soil Sciences, Institute of Soil Research is currently seeking a
Postdoctoral Research Associate.

Extent of employment: 40 Hours per Week
Duration of employment: 01st of January 2017 to 31st of December 2022
Workplace: 1190 Vienna, Peter-Jordan-Straße 82, Austria
Gross monthly salary and pay grade in terms of collective agreement for university staff (payable 14 times per year): B1 lit. b, € 3.590,70


  • We are interested in soil processes which we adress at ecosystem level as well as in the
    laboratory using recently developed tools (e.g. laser technology, metaproteomics, SIP).
  • Research with focus on the nitrogen cycle and greenhouse gas emissions from soils in the
    team of Prof. Dr. Sophie Zechmeister-Boltenstern
  • The work will include the management of a field site with automated instrumentation to
    measure nutrient budgets and CO2, CH4, N2O, NOx fluxes under climate change scenarios
  • It requires proactive involvement in planning and organisation of research and teaching at the
    Institute of Soil Research (practical courses, lectures and excursions)
  • Supervision of a working group with students (bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral theses), visiting
    scientists and internships will be part of the job as well as administrative activities at the
    Institute of Soil Science

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Postdoctoral Research Associate