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Theme Leader Climate and Agriculture (80 to 100 %)

Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau (FiBL)

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Theme Leader Climate and Agriculture (80 to 100 %)

The Department of Soil Sciencesof the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL searches a

Theme Leader Climate and Agriculture (80 to 100 %)

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leader of the team on climate and agriculture.
  • Conducting research on climate adaption and mitigation of food and farming systems.
  • Inter- and transdisciplinary research cooperation within FiBL and with scientists of leading universities and research institutes.
  • Project acquisition at national, EU and international level.
  • Supervision of PhD and master students.
  • Active participation as speaker and lecturer at conferences and at universities.
  • Expert activities for Federal Offices, FAO, IFOAM etc.
  • Scientific lead of the lab for trace gas analyses.

You have completed your PhD in agronomy, biology or environmental science and you have profound project experiences in climate change. Your main competences are ideally in the research field of carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions as impacted by farming systems and management practices. A background in microbiology/molecular biology will help you understand the complex processes in nitrogen cycling. Skills in Carbon and Nitrogen Modelling would be of advantage. Furthermore, you have the ability to work in a self-reliant and target-oriented way with a dynamic team. We presuppose good knowledge of English language, with either German or French as the second language.

We offer

We offer an attractive work environment with flexible working conditions and ideal conditions for local, national and international networking. The work place and labs are located in Frick (Switzerland). The vacancy is from 1st of February 2017 on or according to individual agreement.

For further questions please contact Dr Paul Mäder, Head of Department of Soil Sciences.

Please send your application documents before 5th November 2016 to Stefan Williner, stefan.williner(at)fibl.org