|From||"Roger Brugge" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date||Fri, 28 Sep 2012 18:32:51 +0000|
Forwarded from CLIMLIST... The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and its Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research/Atmospheric Environmental Research (KIT/IMK-IFU) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, invites applications to the open PhD position in “Effects of climate change and stress events on emissions of biogenic volatile organic compounds from plants “ We seek a Ph.D. student to address effects of multiple abiotic stresses (e.g., temperature, water, nutrients) on BVOC emissions under different levels of ambient CO_2 . Effects of biotic stress may also be explored. The experimental work will be conducted on plants grown in the climate-controlled greenhouse facility of the KIT Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research/Atmospheric Environmental Research inGarmisch-Partenkirchen. The work will combine on-line measurements of leaf photosynthesis, transpiration and BVOC emissions, with sampling of BVOC on adsorbent tubes for later analysis in the laboratory, using gas-chromatography and mass-spectrometer systems. The results will contribute to the further development of process-based mathematical models of BVOC emissions in global vegetation models that are used to scale emission-responses in space and time, and to link these to models of atmospheric chemistry and climate. The project is done in close collaboration with theUniversity ofInnsbruck, as well as with a number of other institutions inEurope. The appointee must be willing to visit partner institutions, and have very good spoken and written skills in communicating in the English language. We offer a position in a young and active team that is placed within a multi-disciplinary, collaborative research environment with excellent research infrastructure and support. We are well connected to national and international research programmes. Salary and benefits will be based on the Collective Agreement for the German Public Service Sector. The Ph.D. position will be for a maximum period of three years. Requirements: ·M.Sc. degree in a quantitative environmental sciences discipline, for instance meteorology, environmental physics, -biology, or -engineering. Applications from candidates who are close to completion of their M.Sc. degree will also be considered ·Aptitude to learn, understand and work with complex analytical instruments (mass-spectrometers, leaf gas-exchange systems), and to contribute to the instrument maintenance and calibration ·Experience in data-analysis and statistical software and in processing measurement results; good quantitative skills to synthesise results for development of process-based mathematical algorithms ·Sense of responsibility, ability to meet deadlines, enjoyment of working within a multi-disciplinary team For details and application procedure, please see <http://imk-ifu.fzk.de/jobs.php>
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