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Open positions in the ICOS field


Postdoc or PhD student position on eddy covariance flux measurements at University of Goettingen, Germany

The Bioclimatology group at the University of Goettingen in Germany is looking for an enthusiastic early career researcher. The position can be filled either at postdoc or PhD student level. Starting date is as soon as possible. The position is limited to 31.12.2026. 

The project aims to quantify CO2, H2O and energy fluxes of an oil palm plantation using the eddy covariance technique and to assess climate regulation functions of landscape mosaic using multi-spectral as well as thermal imagery from drones. From the results you will evaluate climate regulation functions from tropical landscapes and study their interactions with landscape type and structure. 

In this project the candidate’s tasks will include operating and analyzing eddy covariance measurements for H2O and CO2; analyzing multi-spectral and thermal images from airborne missions; presenting results nationally and internationally, and publishing in peer-reviewed journals. It is part of a group of five projects investigating conversion of tropical rainforest into rubber and oil palm plantations in Sumatra, Indonesia, focusing on landscape-scale changes in biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, and restoration pathways. The position is based in Göttingen, Germany, with temporary visits in Jambi/Indonesia. 

For any questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Alexander Knohl (e-mail: with Subject ClimReg). 

Deadline for applications is 21st May 2024. Please upload your application in one pdf file including letter of motivation, CV incl. publications, references here: 


Atmospheric (post doctoral) scientist, methane (super-emitter) satellite research at SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research, Netherlands

SRON is the co-Principal Investigator Institute for TROPOMI, a Dutch instrument realised together with ESA and launched October 2017. SRON’s responsibilities include the development and maintenance of the operational algorithms for methane and carbon monoxide. We have various research projects focusing on methane emissions using the TROPOMI satellite data, also in conjunction with high spatial resolution satellites like GHGSat, Sentinel-2, EnMAP, etc. You will analyse TROPOMI - and other satellite - methane data to study methane emissions around the world including from super-emitters.

The focus of this position is on our contribution to the ESA MEDUSA (Methane Emission Detection Using Satellites Assessment) project that SRON is leading. MEDUSA brings together the leading institutes and companies in Europe and Canada in the field. In this project, we will be intercomparing and validating methane detection and emission quantifications of ‘point sources’ and urban-hot spots using different satellites (e.g. TROPOMI, Sentinel-2, Sentinel-3, PRISMA, EMIT, EnMAP, GHGSat, …) and amongst different research groups. In addition, we will perform case studies including for example emission inversions quantifying both area and point source emissions for some of the important oil and gas producing countries that signed up to the Global Methane Pledge. These inversions will incorporate both TROPOMI and GHGSat data. Your work will fit in and complement our on-going research on methane (super-emitters) as part of UNEP’s IMEO-MARS, CAMS, and a GMH-funded landfill project.

Deadline for applications is 8 June 2024. Read more and apply here: 



Postdoctoral researcher, resilience of forests to air pollution and climate extremes, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

The Grassland Sciences group at the Department of Environmental Systems Science, is looking for a reliable, enthusiastic, and highly motivated postdoc with a passion for science to join their team in Zurich. The research focuses on process- and system-understanding of the biosphere-atmosphere greenhouse gas exchange of forests and agroecosystems, in particular on their response to management and climate.

This position is embedded in a project on the Impacts of Air Pollution and Climate Extremes on the Resilience of European Forests (CERES), a collaboration with Prof. Mana Gharun at the University of Münster. It aims to improve the mechanistic understanding of how changes in tree ecophysiology in response to air pollution and climate extremes drive the forest ecosystem's CO2 and H2O fluxes and thus its capacity to sequester carbon and its evaporative cooling. The project will combine long-term deposition simulations, local meteorological measurements, existing tree level growth and water use measurements with whole ecosystem flux measurements to identify ecophysiological resistance and recovery responses to climate extremes under different air pollution along a climatic gradient in Europe. Moreover, we will use statistical (e.g., random forest, generalised additive models) and process-based (e.g., SPA) models to project future forest responses to global change drivers.

Applications are open. Candidate interviews are expected to be held in mid-June 2024. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The successful candidate is expected to start the role by 1st October 2024 (or upon agreement). Read more and apply here: 


Postdoctoral researcher, Improvement of surface-atmosphere flux estimation, ULiège, Belgium 

The TERRA Teaching and Research Center of the University of Liège invites applications for a 1.5 to 3-year fully funded postdoctoral fellowship for the investigation on surface-atmosphere flux estimation improvement on eddy-covariance flux-tower stations.

The research will be conducted in the framework of the AGROFLUX project (“Improving the agrosystem GHG budget through data-assimilation of surface fluxes”) funded by the Belgian Science Policy as part of the BRAIN2.0 program. This program supports the implementation of Belgian research action through interdisciplinary networks, and is dedicated to Challenges and knowledge of the living and non-living world. AGROFLUX is a partnership between ULiège, micro-meteorologists from the Royal Belgian Meteorological Institute and fluid dynamicists from the Catholic University of Louvain-La-Neuve and Catholic University of

Deadline for applications is 15th May 2024. Read more and apply here: