|From||"Roger Brugge" <email@example.com>|
|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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