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Closing date: February 15, 2010
Title of job: Post-doctoral: Modeling of soil organic matter dynamics at the molecular scale
Start date: between July and October 2010
Type of contract:
Location: the position is affiliated at the French National Institute of Agronomy in Nancy, France. Group of Forest Ecosystem Biogeochemistry
Profile required: experience with modeling. Knowledge in isotope geochemistry, biochemistry or soil organic matter dynamics would be appreciate.
More information: contact, info.
Closing date: February 15, 2010
Title of job: Post-doctoral researcher in project ClimAfrica
Start date: Summer 2010
Type of contract: Two years time limited employment.
Location: Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystems Analysis, LUND University, Sweden.
Profile required:
  • Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in a quantitative environmental sciences discipline, for instance meteorology, Environmental physics, -biology, or -engineering. Applications from candidates who are close to completion of their PhD degree will also be considered
  • Expertise with process-based mathematical modelling of ecological processes
  • Excellent programming skills (e.g., C++, Fortran)
  • Willingness to communicate research results and to interact within an international research environment
More information: PA2009-4535eng.pdf

Closing date: January 30 2009
Title of job: Post-doc researcher position available in Crop Modelling in Africa at ICTP/IAEA/UNESCO.
Start date: To start as soon as possible.
Type of contract: Net salary between 2000 and 2500 Euros per month (tax-free, but no pension scheme included).
Location: ICTP Triestre, Italy.
Profile required: The research involves crop modelling in Africa using the GLAM model in collaboration with Dr. Challinor (Leeds). Experience in developing, running and using output from atmospheric forecast models and/or dynamic crop models is an advantage, but most important is a strong physical sciences background and an equally strong enthusiasm to work on a project collaborating with colleagues in Africa (travel to Africa is expected during the project).
More information: post_doc_crops.pdf

Closing date: 15 December 2008
Location: Boston University
Title of job: Faculty Position, Terrestrial Carbon Cycle Science. The Department of Geography and Environment at Boston University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professorship in terrestrial carbon cycle science, with a Fall 2009 start date.
Details: Specific potential research foci include (but are not limited to) measurement and/or modeling of land-atmosphere carbon fluxes, studies of coupled water and carbon dynamics in terrestrial ecosystems, the impact of humans on regional to global carbon budgets, linkages between terrestrial carbon and nitrogen cycles, and the use of remote sensing for carbon cycle science.
Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of teaching and research interests, and contact information for at least three referees to:
Mark Friedl
Department of Geography and Environment
Boston University
675 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA, 02215-1401.
Electronic submissions are welcome and should be sent to with the subject "Carbon Cycle Science Position".

Closing date:
Title of job: 7 different positions as Researches/Professor etc. in different subjects (e.g. Rural Development, Environmental Policy, Natural Resource Ecocomics, Geo-Hydrology, etc.)
Location: Okavango Research Centre (Botswana)
More Information:
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Closing date: 12 January 2009
Title of job: The Newton International Fellowship scheme will select the very best early stage post-doctoral researchers from all over the world, and offer support for two years at UK research institutions. Engineering and the Royal Society. The Fellowships cover the broad range of natural and social sciences, engineering and the humanities.
Location: Various Institutions in UK
More Information (details and application form):

Closing date: 18 August 2008
Title of job: Research Associate in Earth Observation
Start date: Immediately
Type of contract:
Location: University of Leicester (UK)
Profile required: PhD (or equivalent) experience in an area of Remote Sensing, GIS, Computer Science, Physics, Physical Geography, Earth or Environmental Science or an allied discipline.
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Closing date: 13 September 2007
Title of job: Modeller specialized in scaling techniques
Start date: Immediately
Type of contract: Long term contract
Location: Montpellier (France)
Profile required: Doctorate (PhD) in statistics or computer science, with a taste for the biological sciences or, conversely, doctorate in forestry/agronomy/ ecology, but with statistic and/or informatics and/or GIS skills.
More Information:
Contact: Jean-Pierre Bouillet (
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