The Department of Biogeochemical Integration (BGI) at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry invites application for 2 postdoctoral positions in soil and biosphere biogeochemical modelling and evaluation. The BGI conducts research to better understand the manifold interactions between terrestrial biogeochemistry and climate.

Qualification requirements:

  • Applicant must hold PhD degree in a quantitative natural science like geo-ecology, environmental science, biology, or applied mathematics
  • Applicant must have profound knowledge of soil organic matter dynamics; model evaluation, as well as ecosystem modelling, and global biogeochemistry
  • Applicant must possess very good programming skills
  • Applicant must demonstrate ability to write publications in scientific journals, preferably in the field of soil and plant sciences
  • Applicant must have good communication and organisational skills
  • Applicant must possess good knowledge of English


  • Selected fellows will join the young and international team in a vibrant research environment, encompassing experimental and theoretical work on the role of the biogeochemical cycles of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus in the Earth system.
  • The department has established an extensive network of international collaborations in Europe, the U.S. and Australia.


  • Applications must include the following:
  • Letter of interest
  • CV
  • Names and contact information of 2 references
  • Applications to be sent to Dr. Sönke Zaehle (
————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Country Germany
Subject areas Microbiology & Ecology, Earth Sciences and Climate Research
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 31st May 2017

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  • Address Germany
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