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Postdoc in Soil science, Agricultural sciences, Natural resources management – Aarhus, Denmark


The Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University, Denmark, is offering a postdoctoral position in soil compaction recovery, starting 01 July 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: July 01, 2022
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Agroecology

Aarhus University (AU), Denmark


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Qualification Details

We are searching for a highly motivated candidate who has:

  • A PhD in soil science, agricultural sciences, natural resources management or similar
  • Some knowledge of a programming language (e.g., R, Python)
  • Knowledge about soil compaction processes
  • Experience in planning and conducting fieldwork
  • Documented experience in publishing in peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Collaborative skills and enthusiasm to work in an international environment
  • The ability to take initiative and the ambition to pursue a scientific career
  • Good English communication skills

Further, we will prefer candidates with some of the following qualifications:

  • Interest in teaching and supervision at the BSc and MSc level
  • Experience in planning and conducting laboratory work within soil sciences
  • Interest and preferably experience in developing competitive national and international research applications

Responsibilities/Job Description

You will be part of a research environment focusing on understanding the climate, soil and other drivers of natural compaction recovery in agricultural fields. You will be contributing specifically to identifying the long-term impact of compaction soil ecosystem services while considering the mitigating effects of different environmental variables. Experimental work during the project will involve field trials across several European countries where the applicant will be able to expand their research network

The postdoc position will be embedded within the RESCUE project that has the overall aim of obtaining a thorough understanding of the natural process of recovery of soil ecosystem services after compaction and developing a conceptual framework where the dynamics of each recovery mechanism and the interaction between the mechanisms are elucidated.

We expect that you will be an active part of the research environment and that you will contribute positively to the social working environment. We also expect that you will take part in our teaching activities and that you will report research results in high-impact scientific journals.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 8336

Application Procedure

The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.

About the Department/Section/Group

At the Department of Agroecology, our main goal is to contribute to sustainable solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems within the areas of soil, plants, animals, humans, and the environment. We want to make a difference by contributing to both fundamental knowledge generation and the attainment of sustainable production systems via state-of-the-art research, contracted policy advice, and education. We offer state-of-the-art laboratories, greenhouses, semi-field, and field-scale research facilities, advanced computing capacities as well as an extensive national and international researcher network.  The department consists of seven research sections with around 270 highly dedicated employees, of which approximately 50% are scientific staff. More information can be found here.

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Note or Other details

Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.

Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.

  • An informal and multicultural research environment with high professionalism, where accountability, commitment, helpfulness, flexibility, and close collaboration is a prerequisite solving the core tasks
  • A good social environment with activities and routines that make it possible to talk across and strengthen the collegial relationship, and where mutual trust, respect, kindness, and professional sparring are emphasized
  • A flexible workplace with a good work-life balance
  • An exciting and varied working environment, where two days rarely resemble each other. We are often busy, and we work creatively for solutions to societal challenges
  • Subsidized preschool child care and a free education system from primary school up to university level
  • Universal health insurance as a resident of Denmark, including family members officially residing in Denmark
  • Five weeks paid holiday per year
  • In connection with childbirth: the right to have a total of 52 weeks shared maternal/paternal leave with full or partial salary pay

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Contact details

More information can be obtained from Emmanuel Arthur: [email protected]

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