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Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/d)
in the field of “Biogeochemical modelling of ecosystem C- and N cycling with a focus on N2O emissions”

The announced position is embedded in the Horizon Europe project PARIS ( ). This team joins forces to reconcile bottom-up and top-down approaches and to foster collaboration between research and national inventory teams.


Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung - Atmosphärische Umweltforschung (IMK-IFU)

Ihre Aufgaben

The successful candidate will

- Improve the biogeochemical model LandscapeDNDC ( based on information gained in N2O isotope measurement campaigns

- Compile input datasets for the focus countries Germany, Switzerland and the UK

- Apply LandscapeDNDC on site - and national scale

- Interpret model results in close collaboration with peers from both the bottom-up and top-down community.



Ihre Qualifikation

We seek for a highly motivated person experienced in modelling who likes to get to the bottom of things and enjoys working in a team with the following qualifications:

- University degree (PhD) in physics, environmental sciences, geoecology, chemistry, or any related field

- Sound programming skills (C/C++, Fortran, SVN, Git, Python, R, Bash)

- Experience in ecosystem modeling

- Knowledge on spatial analysis and GIS systems

- Understanding of biogeochemical nutrient cycles in plant-soil systems

- Knowledge of stable isotope analysis is a plus

- English language proficiency and ability to write scientific publications

- Strong communication and teamwork skills.


Salary category 13, depending on the fulfillment of professional and personal requirements.

Das bieten wir Ihnen

- International, interdisciplinary and friendly working environment

- Large international network

- Attractive research campus at the foot of Germany's highest mountain

Contract duration

limited up to three years

Application up to


Contact person in line-management

For further information, please contact Dr. Benjamin Wolf (

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