Postdoc position in Biosphere Modelling 290 views

The department of Biogeochemical Signals (BSI) at Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry is looking for a postdoc candidate in Biosphere Modelling to start by 01.09.2020, full time limited in time 31.08.2021.

About the position:
  • synthesise existing data-bases and literature to describe the variation of phosphorus availability and cycling across the tropics
  • work with the QUINCY modelling team to link process-based and empirical insights to representations in biogeochemical models
  • assess the control of P availability on decadal projections of tropical carbon cycle and storage using biogeochemical models
  • lead and contribute to publications in international scientific journals and represent the research group in national and international meetings


  • Applicant must hold PhD degree in a quantitative natural science (e.g. geo-ecology, environmental science, biology, or applied mathematics)
  • Profound knowledge of carbon-phosphorus dynamics and tropical ecology, as well as ecosystem modelling, and global biogeochemistry
  • Very good analytical and programming skills and demonstrated ability to write publications in scientific journals, preferably in the field of soil and plant sciences
  • Applicant must possess very good communication and organisational skills and good knowledge of English


Applications including a letter of interest, CV, and the names and contact information of two references to Dr. Sönke Zaehle (

—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry
Country Germany
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Subject areas Geo-Ecology, Environmental Science, Biology, Applied Mathematics
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 31st May 2020

Company Information
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  • Address Germany
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