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Open positions in the ICOS field


European Project Manager at the Institute Pierre Simon Laplace of the CNRS in Paris, France (fixed term)

The Institute Pierre Simon Laplace of the CNRS (Paris, France) is offering a position of European Project Manager on a one-year fixed-term contract (renewable).

The mission of the Project Manager will be to manage French and European projects within three ACTRIS units, under the hierarchical responsibility of a scientific coordinator. This mission will include activities of animation of an international consortium, operational, administrative and financial management, as well as communication activities.

Deadline for applications: 31st May 

Contact: Martial Haeffelin,


PhD position at the Institute of Forestry and Engineering in the Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu, Estonia (fixed-term)

The Institute of Forestry and Engineering within the Estonian University of Life Sciences has an open PhD position for Modelling of spatially explicit forest ecosystem-atmosphere exchange and forest growth pattern.

Your tasks will include analysing Eddy covariance data, building a data processing pipeline to link flux measurements and forest models, training machine learning models for carbon uptake estimations using SMEAR data and applying the models with near-real-time data for carbon uptake predictions.

For more information, click here.

Deadline for applications: 31st May, 2022

Contact: Prof. Dr. Steffen M. Noe,


Postdoc, URFM, Avignon, France (fixed-term, full-time)

Ecology of Mediterranean Forests – URFM within INRAE in France is looking for a Postdoc for conducting integrative modelling of thinning effects on tree water status in Atlas cedar plantations.

This postdoc project has two goals: 1) explain the long-term positive effect of thinning on tree water status at Valliguières, and 2) characterize the extent to which the negative effect of degrading micro-climate with thinning could become more prominent with climate warming. The work will make use of a process-based model, NOTG.

The preferred starting date is as soon as possible. The position will remain open until filled.

For more information, click here.

Contact: Guillaume Simioni


Postdoc/young scientist, INRAE, Paris, France (fixed-term, full-time)

The French National Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment, INRAE, is looking for a motivated postdoc / young scientist for a project focused on the adaptation of winter wheat to climate change in France via the use of climate analog methods and crop modelling.

Work will be performed in collaboration with researchers of the French agronomic institute (INRAE) in Grignon (near Paris) and Avignon (southern France), of the University of Queensland (Australia) and with scientists of the ARVALIS Plant Institute. The successful candidate will work on modelling the effects of high temperatures and atmospheric CO2 concentration effects on wheat physiology.

For more information, click here.

The position is available from March 2022 onwards and will remain open until filled.

Contact: Jean-Charles Deswarte, Marie-Odile Bancal and Marie Launay


Applied Atmospheric Scientist, Innsbruck, Austria (full-time), three open positions, 

LuftBlick, an internationally operating science and engineering company located in Innsbruck, Austria, is looking for three applied atmospheric scientists for instrumental research and calibration. The activities are associated with the Pandonia Global Network (PGN) operated by LuftBlick. Further information and application - 

For more information on the position, click here. 

Deadline for applications: 1st June, 2022.



Research Engineer at Uppsala University, Uppsala/Visby, Sweden (permanent, full-time)

Uppsala University is offering a permanent position for a Research Engineer position whose main task will be to participate in the development and maintenance of the monitoring site Östergarnsholm. A major part of the work includes supervision, calibration and maintenance of field equipment and data handling (transfer, quality check and deliveries). 

For more information on the position, click here. 

Deadline for applications: 22nd May, 2022.

Contact: Anna Rutgersson, or Erik Nilsson,


Postdoc/Senior Scientist in Micrometeorology/Ecosystem Fluxes, Zurich, Switzerland (fixed term, full-time)

The Grassland Sciences group within the Department of Environmental Systems Science at ETH Zurich is looking for a reliable, enthusiastic and highly motivated postdoc/senior scientist to join their team. 

Your main tasks will include research on biosphere-atmosphere greenhouse gas exchange (CO2, CH4, N2O) using eddy-covariance within the Swiss FluxNet, a network of six eddy-covariance sites over grasslands, forests, and cropland. Development of an own research programme must be strongly grounded on the process- and system understanding and relate to the group's overall research strategy in this area. You will actively present results at conferences and publish them in international journals. You will assist in teaching at Bachelor's and Master's levels (in German or English) and co-supervise doctoral students.

The position is currently envisaged for three to six years. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and the interviews will start in mid-May. 

For more information on the position, click here. 

Contact: Prof. Dr Nina Buchman (no applications)


Postdoc for measuring GHG and NH3 emissions at INRAE, Rennes, France (fixed-term)

INRAE is offering a 1-yr post-doctoral position in quantifying and understanding the processes of controlling GHG fluxes and NH3 emissions over grazed grassland, using a range of micrometeorological techniques and chamber measurements, as well as biogeochemical and surface-atmosphere exchange modelling.

The position is available from April 2022 onwards and will remain open until filled.

For more information on the position click here.

Contact: Christophe Flechard,


Five open postdoc, young scientist or research engineer positions at LSCE, Paris, France (fixed term)

The Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement (LSCE) is looking for postdoc researchers, young scientists and research engineers for four different research projects in

1.     CH4 atmospheric inversions
2.     CO2 atmospheric inversions
3.     High resolution vegetation C fluxes
4.     Wetland greenhouse gas modeling (two open positions)

The research projects are organised in partnership with other universities, research institutes or startups (see link below for details). The positions are available from March 2022 onwards and will remain open until filled. The expected start of the positions is Spring 2022.

Read more about all open positions and see instructions for applications here. 

Contact: Philippe Ciais


Project leader and data scientist for ICOS Cities, Dübendorf, Switzerland (fixed term)

Empa is the research institute for materials science and technology of the ETH Domain. The Laboratory for Air Pollution / Environmental Technology is offering a 3-year postdoc/scientist position as project leader and data scientist for ICOS Cities. 

ICOS Cities combines and evaluates the most innovative measurement approaches of greenhouse gas emissions in densely populated urban areas. The project supports the European Green Deal and aims at developing unique tools and services for cities in support of their local climate action plans. 

The duration of the position is three years. The position is available from May 2022 and will remain open until filled. Working place will be Empa in Dübendorf.

For more information about the position, click here

Contact: Dr. Lukas Emmenegger