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Senior Technician with experience in soil carbon stocks and in the evaluation of the sustainability of carbon farming practices



Vacancy type:

New Position


Sustainability accounting and optimization

Call end:


Job description

The BETA Technology Centre is formed by a young multidisciplinary team of more than 90 researchers and seeks to incorporate a dynamic person, with leadership capacity and eager to be part of this project. We are looking for a person with knwoledge and experience in soil organic carbon modelling and sustainability assessment.
The candidate will join the “sustainability accounting and optimization” unit as technical responsible for tasks related to soil organic carbon modelling and assessment in the agri-food sector for incorporating in the sustainability assessment of the technologies and processes developed in the framework of several projects both European, national and transfer with companies. The candidate will also collaborate in the preparation of new proposals to attract new funding.


Functions and duties:
• Responsible for supporting the management of the project (attendance at project meetings, preparation of deliverables, reports, etc.).
• Technical responsible for the tasks related to coupling and incorporating the regulatory framework on carbon farming for assessing the potential of carbon farming as a business model through the LCA approach.
• Technical support on soil carbon modelling and carbon sequestration in agricultural lands for their incorporation in LCA methods and digital tools developed by the Digitalization group.
• Participation in the preparation of new proposals to raise new funding.


Spanish Decree on recognition of qualifications of teaching and research staff, and service staff

According to Spanish Royal Decree 889/2022, those who apply for teaching and research staff (PDI) or service staff (PAS) posts should have any qualifications issued abroad officially recognised in Spain, since such approval qualifies for the exercise of regulated professions in Spain. Research-only staff are exempt from this requirement.

  • Vocational training: Advanced training course (CFGS) in fields related to the subject of the call.
  • Certification of Level C1 in Catalan or commitment to obtain it.
  • Accreditation of Level B2 English or commitment to obtain it.
  • Research experience in soil organic carbon (SOC) modelling and carbon sequestration in agrosystems (agroecology and regenerative agriculture systems will be valued positively).
  • Knowledge of the use of spatial covariates and satellite data in data-driven modeling approaches.
  • Knowledge in programming languages (Phyton, Javascript, Map Javascript API) and databases (SQL).


• Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree or Ph.D. (will be valued) in Soil Science or related disciplines (Geo-ecology, Environmental Sciences, Agronomical Sciences, etc.) with a solid background in agricultural environments.
• Knowledge of sustainability assessment (Life Cycle Assessment), carbon farming and developing harmonised methodologies for quantifying carbon sequestration in the agri-food sector.
• Knowledge of remote sensing of soils (digital soil mapping).
• Knowledge of Measurement, Verification and Reporting of soil organic carbon (MRV) and carbon markets.


  • Planning and organisation
  • Teamwork and cooperation
  • Organisation
  • Empathy
  • Learning and use of knowledge
  • Analytical thinking

This job offer includes

Inclusion in the professional group Administrative and service staff (PAS)
Type of contract: permanent
Total work: full-time
Gross salary: 30.443,55 €

• Flexible working hours • Possibility of combining face-to-face work with teleworking