Post-doc position, 50% (2 years, with possibility of extension to 3 years)

  • Universität Bern
  • Bern, Bern, Switzerland
  • 02/08/2021
Full time Data Science Data Engineering Data Analytics Big Data Data Management Statistics

Job Description

The position is open at the soil science group of the Institute of Geography, GIUB (University of Bern)

Project backgroundThe overall aim of MINAGRIS is to contribute to healthy soils in Europe by providing a deeper understanding and tools to assess the impact of Microplastic/nanoplastic in agricultural soils on biodiversity, plant productivity and ecosystem services and their disaggregation fate in the environment and provide recommendations for sustainable use of plastic in agriculture.

Job description

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly-motivated candidate to join our interesting project. The candidate will help with the following tasks:
Coordination of the stakeholder activities and establishment of a harmonized monitoring plan across the case study sites in Europe.
Development of a database to store data collected in the field and laboratory experiments in a standardized and accessible format, data management and evaluation.

Your profile

The successful candidate should have a strong research interest in Environmental pollution in general, and in microplastic/nanoplastic impact on Environmental in particular. Experience with a programming language and statistic skills is required. Applicants should hold a PhD degree in geosciences, environmental sciences, agricultural sciences, or disciplines related to the position. The candidate should have good knowledge of English and experience in writing of scientific papers, and participation in international conferences.


We look forward to receiving your application with the following documents:

  • Cover/motivation letter that demonstrates your suitability for the offered position and addresses the research questions you would like to develop within Minagris project at the University of Bern and Wageningen University.
  • Curriculum vitae with complete academic record, copies of Bachelor and Master degrees
  • Name and contact information of two references. Please send your applications via email or postal services to PD Dr. Abdallah Alaoui at

The start date is first September, 2021. The salary will be according to the Swiss National Foundation for Research (50%)
For further information, please contact: PD Dr. Abdallah Alaoui at