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[Met-jobs] Vacancy: Research Engineer at Lund University (Sweden)

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Fri, 19 Oct 2012 15:24:37 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

We are looking for a

Research Engineer
More info at <http://admin.lu.se/o.o.i.s?id=22598&Dnr=495804&Type=E>


Type of employment: Until further notice
Extent: 100 %
Location: Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund
First day of employment:
Apply as probationary employment
Official Records Number: NPA 2012/543

Closing date: 15 November 2012

Lund University is one of Europe's foremost universities and Sweden's
strongest for research. Here, tradition combines with dynamic
development and cutting edge qualifications. Our extensive activities
cover education, research and innovation in the areas of technology,
science, law, social sciences, economics, medicine, humanities,
theology, art, music and theatre. 46 000 students study at the
university, which has 6 000 employees, mainly in Lund, Malmö and
Helsingborg. The university is an elected member of two prominent
international networks, the League of European Research Universities
(LERU) and Universitas 21; it is one of nine higher education
institutions within the Öresund University. We have agreements with over
600 partner universities in about fifty countries around the world.

At the Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, essential
parts of research and teaching include measurements and experiments in
the field. Both permanent, long-term measurements and shorter
measurement campaigns are important. Our study sites are located in
various environments and regions, including Sweden and Scandinavia, but
also in Africa, in Svalbard and in Greenland. Both stationary and mobile
measurement systems are used. We measure particular variables related to
vegetation, soil and atmosphere, and fluxes of carbon, water, energy and
mass between the components of ecosystems. The aim of the field studies
is to collect quantitative data to enhance our understanding of the
processes that are acting and interacting within ecosystems. We handle
both large, complex and stationary measurement systems and small, simple
portable sensors and measurement systems. Central fields of measurements
relate to meteorology, radiation, soil properties and vegetation
characteristics and more specialized measurements such as experiments on
trace gases.


Job assignments

We seek a research engineer who will assist with installation,
maintenance, control, and purchase of different measurements devices
used in the field. Examples of measurement systems are sensors for
measurement of temperature and moisture in air and soil, radiation
sensors, gas analyzers. The data from the sensors are collected by data
loggers of different types. The work also includes the development,
improvement and construction of measurement devices, performing
calibration of sensors and measuring systems as well as performing tests
and verifications of both measurement devices in the field and in the
laboratory. Other tasks will be programming of different types of
logger-systems for measuring platforms and to be responsible for the
department’s overall field equipment utilities including measuring
equipment for both research and teaching.


Qualifications

Technical engineering within electronics by preference in combination
with IT, e.g. dealing with dataflow between instruments and computers.
Alternative an education in science with focus on measurements
techniques. Willingness to communicate research results and to interact
within an international research environment. The candidate should have
a good understanding of different measurements problems and if possible
some years’ experience with more advanced measuring systems. The
candidate should be willing to work independent out in the field with
intensive periods up to two weeks now and then. The candidate should
also be prepared to work in high towers under difficult weather
conditions. Accurate, self-discipline and self-criticism are important
in the work. We welcome candidates with enthusiasm for collaboration
within a multidisciplinary team, as well as an aptness to pose and solve
problems individually. The work involves international collaboration and
with measurements at different sites so the candidate must be willing to
travel. Good language skills in English are a requirement as well as
driving license B or higher.


More info at <http://admin.lu.se/o.o.i.s?id=22598&Dnr=495804&Type=E>




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