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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.

Vacancy in JRC/Soil team: Scientific Project Officer - Land and Soil Degradation Assessment

The position will support the implementation of the European Land and Soil Observatory through the devel­opment of an EU-wide land degradation and restoration assessment, reflecting the global approach adopt­ed by the IPBES. This should include a detailed European Land Degradation map, an underpinning data­base and a detailed analysis of the land restoration potential in the EU. Candidates must possess an under­graduate degree in soil science, earth sciences, environmental sciences or agricultural sciences, together with at least 5 years Job-Related experience on modelling or geostatistical analysis of soil condition or land degradation processes. A post-graduate qualification in a related field, contributions to national-continental-global land or soil degradation assessments, experience of working with large spatial datasets (including EO data) or in the implementation of land or soil restoration techniques, would be an advantage.

Dead­line: 25.5.2020

Apply: https://recruitment.jrc.ec.europa.eu/ (code 2020-IPR-D3-FGIV-014171)