Postdoctoral Researcher in Greenhouse, IRTA La Ràpita, Spain

Postdoc in Spain
Postdoctoral Researcher in Greenhouse: IRTA is seeking a motivated postdoctoral researcher to join their Marine and Continental Waters Program. The position focuses on studying agronomic practices to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and enhance soil carbon sequestration in rice crops. The research is part of a project with ongoing rice field experiments, involving multidisciplinary collaboration.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Greenhouse Emissions and Soil Carbon Sequestration for the Marine and Continental Waters Program

Summary Table

Job TitlePostdoctoral Researcher in Greenhouse Emissions and Soil Carbon Sequestration
LocationIRTA La Ràpita
Duration28 months
Salary33,247€ gross annual salary in 14 payments
Application Deadline18/08/24

Study Area

The study area includes research on GHG emissions and soil carbon sequestration related to paddy rice agronomic practices. This involves field measurements, laboratory analysis, and collaboration with multidisciplinary teams.

Scholarship Description

The selected researcher will:

  • Participate in field and lab experiments related to GHG fluxes and soil sampling.
  • Conduct literature reviews, data collection, and statistical analysis.
  • Contribute to scientific articles and reports.
  • Engage in teamwork within the Marine and Continental Waters Program.
  • Benefit from 22 vacation days, family and work conciliation days, a compressed summer schedule, and other employee benefits.


  • Ph.D. in Biology, Agriculture, Soil Science, or related fields.
  • Familiarity with GHG and soil carbon sequestration in agricultural systems.
  • Proven research skills, including experimental design, data analysis, and scientific writing.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Proficiency in English, with knowledge of Catalan and Spanish being advantageous.

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Motivation letter

How to Apply

Interested candidates should apply via IRTA’s Recruitment Platform, referencing job post 103/24. Ensure to upload the CV and motivation letter.

Last Date

The deadline for application submission is 18/08/24.

Timings in the Recruitment Process:

  • Job advertisement publication: 53 natural days on IRTA’s website and other platforms.
  • Pre-selection and communication: 5 working days post-advertisement.
  • Recruitment Committee evaluation and interviews: 20 working days.
  • Documentation submission by the selected candidate: 10 working days.
  • Employment start: Second half of 2024.

IRTA is committed to an open, transparent, and merit-based recruitment process, encouraging candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. If the selected candidate is from a non-EU country, IRTA’s HR Department will assist in obtaining the necessary permits.



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