event 07 juil. 2021

Vacancy // Research position for study of soils in Po Plain and of their ecosystem services for nature restoration of areas in Italy

The Università di Bologna in Italy is offering a temporal research position for a study of soils in Po Plain and of their ecosystem services for nature restoration of areas served by artificial irrigation/drainage channels. Application deadline: July 13, 2021.

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Project description

The agricultural intensification, the increase of urbanization of rural areas and their reclamation have greatly reduced the biodiversity in the Po plain area. In the LIFE GREEN4BLUE project is crucial the study of soil-sediment interaction in the areas served by the reclamation channel network, as well as the investigation on fertility, emission of greenhouse gases and C sequestration. In some pilot areas, the water quality of channels will be also investigated. The investigation of the complex relationship among soil, sediment and water will allow us to highlight the role of soil and its capacity to provide ecosystem services useful for the wider aim of denaturalization of some areas and to monitor the new pedogenesis in lowland soil, creating ecological corridors able to support habitat of native and resilient plants, increasing the plant biodiversity, counteracting habitat fragmentation, and creating suitable areas for water phytodepuration.

Job description

A procedure of comparative evaluation by qualifications and public discussion is called for the recruitment of one researcher with a fixed-term employment contract defined-time for the three-year. The job is activated for the needs of research and study of the Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences - DISTAL of the Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna. Serving primarily at the Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences - DISTAL, in Bologna. The contract shall last three years. An annual gross total amount equal to € 35.733,00. The annual increase in this amount will be calculated according to the existing procedure for non-contracted personnel.


  • 1-4 years of research experience in Agricultural sciences, PhD or equivalent
  • Good English skills


The submission of the application for participation in the selection must be made exclusively via electronic procedure by accessing the following link: https://concorsi.unibo.it
Call deadline:
July 13, 2021, at 12:00 (noon, CEST)

The application must be submitted at the same time with the insertion of all the attached documentation required. The following documents shall be enclosed to the electronic application form (preferably files: PDF, other supported files: JPG, BMP, PNG):
1. identification document scanned (10MB max);
2. curriculum vitae with the indication of the scientific-professional activity (10MB max);
3. reference letters, if any.
4. scientific publications (max 12) which are already printed at the date of the call of te application deadline, or scientific publications accepted for printed, together with the editor acceptance letter.


Click here to download the complete call for application.

More information in Italian can be found here.


Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy, Dipartimento Di Scienze E Tecnologie Agro-Alimentari - Distal
Telephone: +39 051 20 9 8972; +39 051 20 9 8958; +39 051 20 9 9616; +39 051 20 9 9617
E-Mail: apos.ricercatoritempodeterminato@unibo.it

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