In a handful of fertile soil, there are more individual organisms than the total number of human beings that have ever existed.

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The International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) is the global union of soil scientists. The objectives of the IUSS are to promote all branches of soil science, and to support all soil scientists across the world in the pursuit of their activities. This website provides information for IUSS members and those interested in soil science.

Scientific/Research Development of Soil Health Indicators

This position focuses on the development of indicators of soil health derived from an integrated soil moni­toring system for the EU, combining the current LUCAS soil monitoring system of the European Commis­sion and existing national soil monitoring systems in Member States. The job holder will especially develop spatially explicit soil health indicators to support the European Green Deal and the Mission on Soil Health and Food. At least 5 years of job-related research experience on soil functions and ecosystem services are required. Candidates are expected to lead and contribute to scientific publications and policy briefs.

Dead­line for applications: 30.4.2021

https://recruitment.jrc.ec.europa.eu/

(2021-IPR-D3-FGIV-017010).