Job Opportunity at BOKU, Vienna

The Department of Crop Sciences, Institute of Agronomy, at BOKU University in Vienna, Austria, is
seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral or PhD Researcher to work on Modelling Intercropping
Systems. This 3year full time position is available from 1 January 2023.

The successful candidate is expected to develop, parameterise, and evaluate a processbased model
for simulating legumecereal intercropping systems based on historical datasets as well as new
experimental data to be collected from field trials and farm labs in different pedoclimatic zones
across Europe. The successful candidate will closely collaborate with an international
multidisciplinary team. He/She will communicate with stakeholders involved in the project and
present project outcomes at scientific conferences and meetings. A high level of productivity for
peerreviewed publications is expected.

Qualifications and required skills

Applicants should have a Masters or Ph.D. (doctorate) in agricultural systems modelling or similar.
Candidates must have demonstrated experience in developing and improving processbased crop
models. Advanced knowledge of crop physiology, agronomy, and crop modelling as well as
experience with major cropping systems models, such as APSIM, SSMiCrop, DSSAT, CERES, is
essential. Experience and skills in handling large datasets, statistical analysis of experimental data,
and analytical skills in crop model parameterisation and evaluation are strongly preferred.
Documented experience in scientific writing and publication in peerreviewed scientific journals and
proficiency in written and spoken English is also required.

Application Procedure

The application must be in English and include a cover letter (i.e., personal statement of background
and experience relevant to the position), a Curriculum Vitae, a complete list of peerreviewed
publications, and names and addresses (including emails) of 3 references. Only complete
applications will be considered for review. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted. This position will remain open until filled.

In keeping with the BOKU University’s policy regarding gender equity, female applicants are
particularly encouraged. Disabled people with identical qualifications will be favoured.

Applications should be sent no later than 15 November 2022 by email (only one PDF document) to:
Assoc. Prof. Ahmad M. Manschadi

Dept. of Crop Sciences
, Institute of Agronomy
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

KonradLorenzstr. 24, A3430 Tulln, Austria

manschadi at
Phone: +43 (0) 1 4765495112