Join our team as Postdoc at BOKU in Austria

Are you passionate about sustainable agriculture and excited by the prospect of contributing to cutting-edge research? The LEGUMINOSE project is seeking a talented and highly motivated researcher to work on modelling intercropping systems as a Postdoc at BOKU University in Vienna, Austria.

Position overview

As a Postdoc in crop modelling, you will play a pivotal role in advancing research on intercropping systems. This full-time, 3-year position is funded by the LEGUMINOSE project and will commence on January 1, 2024.

Key responsibilities

  • Model development: You will be responsible for developing, parameterizing, and evaluating a process-based model designed to simulate legume-cereal intercropping systems. This involves harnessing historical data as well as new experimental data from research field trials and on-farm living labs spanning diverse pedo-climatic zones across Europe.
  • Collaboration: You will work closely with the LEGUMINOSE team – an international, multidisciplinary team, fostering an environment of knowledge sharing and innovation.
  • Stakeholder engagement: Effective communication and collaboration with stakeholders involved in the project is a crucial aspect of this role. You will also have the opportunity to present your research results at scientific conferences and meetings.
  • Publications: We expect a high level of productivity in terms of peer-reviewed publications.

Qualifications and required skills

  • Educational background: Applicants should hold a Ph.D. (doctorate) in agricultural systems modelling or a closely related field.
  • Expertise: Demonstrated experience in developing and enhancing process-based crop models. Advanced knowledge of crop physiology, agronomy, and crop modelling are essential.
  • Analytical skills: Proficiency in handling large datasets and statistical analysis of experimental data. Strong analytical skills for crop model parameterisation and evaluation are strongly  preferred.
  • Publication record: Documented experience in scientific writing and a history of publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Language skills: Proficiency in both written and spoken English is required.

Application process

Interested candidates are invited to apply by submitting an application (in English) including:

  • a cover letter, highlighting your background and experience relevant to the position,
  • a Curriculum Vitae,
  • a complete list of peer-reviewed publications, and
  • contact information of three references, including their names and email addresses.

Please note that only complete applications will be considered for review. While we appreciate all applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The position will remain open until filled.


Applications should be submitted by November 15, 2023, as a single PDF document via email to:

Assoc. Prof. Ahmad M. Manschadi


Phone: +43 (0) 1 47654-95112