Reference: 23FUBPDIBETACITCI10102

Type: New appointment

Title: Senior researcher expert in agricultural practices that increase carbon capture in the soil at the BETA Technological Centre.

Type of position: FUB
Academic year: 2023 - 2024

Call start: 20-03-2024
Call end: 07-04-2024

Faculty: BETA

The BETA Technological Center is formed by a young multidisciplinary team of more than 80 researchers and seeks to incorporate a dynamic person eager to be part of this adventure. We are looking for a senior researcher with experience in agricultural practices (regenerative, resilient landscapes, etc.) that increase carbon capture in the soil, who will become part of the Sustainable Agricultural and Food Systems Unit of the BETA Technological Center of the UVIC.
The selected candidate will participate in several European and national projects related to carbon capture in the soil and the increase of organic matter. Specifically, the successful candidate will play a relevant role in the CARBON FARMING MED project, where they will mainly work on the verification, monitoring, and evaluation of different practices in regenerative agriculture and agroforestry systems to determine their potential to store carbon in the soil.

Functions and duties:
• Planning and execution of biochemical, biotechnological and/or microbiological laboratory tests for the evaluation of soil samples.
• Planning and execution of field experiments.
• Development of new soil analysis methodologies.
• Development of strategies to increase carbon capture in the soil.
• Technical management of competitive R&D projects with multiple actors.
• Participation in the elaboration of new project proposals for attracting new funding.

Doctorate in the field
PhD in the field: Agronomy, Biotechnology, Plant Production, Environmental Sciences or similar. #(mínim 3 anys des de la finalització de la tesi)#

University degree in the field
Agronomy, Biotechnology, Plant Production, Environmental Sciences or similar.

Certification of Level C1 in Catalan or commitment to obtain it

Accreditation of Level B2 English or commitment to obtain it

• At least 3 years of postdoctoral experience in the agricultural sector, working in soil science, fertilization, nutrient dynamics, or similar areas.

• Experience with biochemical, biotechnological, and/or microbiological methods and models..

• Experience in field trials and collaboration with multiple stakeholders.

• Scientific publications in the proposed research area.

• Strong communication skills (written and oral) and ability to work independently and with internal and external teams in multidisciplinary and multicultural environments.

Teaching experience at university level

Level B2 or more in languages other than English

Accreditation by an academic Quality Agency

Research experience

• Knowledge of digital agriculture and/or precision agriculture, and experience with GIS (e.g., ArcGIS, QGIS).

• Previous experience in preparing and executing competitive R&D projects (Horizon Europe, LIFE, Interreg, etc.).

• Humility, empathy, ambition, and commitment.


Planning and organisation


Teamwork and cooperation






Learning and use of knowledge

Inclusion in the professional group Research staff (PDI)
Type of contract: permanent
Total work: full-time
Timetable a determinar
Gross salary: 33.547,65 €

• Flexible working hours. • Possibility to combine face-to-face work with teleworking.

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