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Stefan Williner

Stefan Williner

Ackerstrasse 113
CH-5070 Frick

Phone +41 (0)62 865-7278
Fax +41 (0)62 865-7273


The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau or FiBL) in Frick, Switzerland is one of the world’s leading centres for research and information dissemination on organic agriculture. Its greatest strengths are a highly skilled and competent multi-disciplinary research team, the rapid transfer of knowledge from research to extension, and practical application of agricultural techniques by collaborating farmers.

The Department of Soil Sciences of the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture is composed of an interdisciplinary research team focusing on nutrient management and plant symbioses, soil quality and climate. To complement the team engaged in national and international projects, we offer from May 1, 2017 or by agreement a position for a well-qualified.

Biologist, Agronomist or Environmental Scientist (60 to 100%)


You have completed your PhD and you have some experiences in project acquisition and management. Your main competences are ideally in the research fields of stress tolerance and rhizosphere ecology (plant root symbioses, PGPR, nutrient and drought stress). Expert knowledge in soil molecular biology (qPCR, NGS), coupled with good background experience in microbiology, basic agronomy, and plant nutrition is expected. You are mastering statistics and bioinformatics as tools for advanced data analyses. The candidate shall be fluent in English (orally and written) with a good command of either German or French. Your scientific work is published in outstanding peer reviewed International Journals.

We offer

We offer you collaboration in an interdisciplinary research team, to which you contribute with your specific skills across disciplines. Your work is part of a starting EU Horizon 2020 project on combined nutrient and drought stress (SolACE), which is connected to ongoing projects in the department (Fertiledatepalm, SoilClim, Ecoserve). You will work in an attractive working environment in Frick with flexible working conditions.

For further questions please contact Dr Paul Mäder, Head of Department of Soil Sciences.

Please send your application documents (cover letter, CV, publication list, certificates) before March 6th 2017 to Stefan Williner, stefan.williner(at)fibl.org