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[Met-jobs] Five Post-Doc Scholarships at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) (Sweden)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Wed, 27 Mar 2013 16:07:57 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Five Post-Doc scholarships on Carbon Biogeochemistry and
exchange in Boreal Forest and Mire Ecosystems at SLU, Umeå, Sweden

We are seeking five highly motivated Postdoctoral Researchers with focus
on: Carbon biogeochemistry and exchange in boreal forest and mire
ecosystems. The main focus of these positions is on biosphere –
atmosphere – hydrosphere dynamics and exchange processes in the boreal
forest landscape.

The Department of Forest Ecology and Management (

conducts research and education in both basic and applied science in the
areas of Vegetation Ecology, Soil Science and Forest Management. The
major research focus is on the boreal forest landscape, including
peatlands and surface waters, but we have activities also in other
biomes. The current positions are in Soil Science/Biogeochemistry. In a
recent evaluation (2009) of the university the Soil Science/Soil
Biogeochemistry group was ranked among the top seven out of a total of
130 groups at the university. The department has about 90 members of
staff of which 13 are professors. Research areas include plant-soil
interactions, surface water hydrogeochemistry, soil chemistry, soil
biology, biosphere-atmosphere exchange, forest history, forest
management, forest regeneration, plant population and community ecology.
The department has modern technical facilities, close collaboration with
several state-of-the-art technical platforms at Umeå University, and
access to unique long-term forest ecosystem experiments and other field

Duties: The research within the program will primarily be based on
available data from long term measurement of either Eddy Covariance
measurements of CO2, water and energy and/or long term measurements of
carbon export
through catchment discharge. The main data sources are: 1) Data on the
full ecosystem carbon balance at a boreal peatland, Degerö Stormyr.
Eddy-Covariance data on CO2, water and energy since 2001. Data on
methane emission and runoff C-export since 2004. Methane exchange is
monitored by EC since 2013; 2) Complete hydrological and carbon
hydrochemical data from 17 sub catchments within the Krycklan catchment
covering >10 full years; 3) Biosphere – Atmosphere Eddy-Covariance C
exchange data as well compartment C flux data from a large scale field
nitrogen fertilization experiment in a Pinus sylvestris forest. The
experiment was initiated 2007.

Qualifications: PhD awarded within the last 5 years in ecosystem
ecology, environmental science, or related field such as atmospheric
sciences, biogeochemistry or microbial ecology. Experience in one or
more of the following areas: eddy covariance, ecosystem modeling,
micrometeorology, biogeochemistry of trace gases, plant physiological
ecology, nutrient cycling and/or handling and processing large,
multiple-source, data sets is a merit. Effectively and efficiently write
peer-reviewed papers, and communicate fluently in English are essential
for the positions.

Place of work: Umeå

Form of employment: The positions are two years scholarship available
for persons with no previous employment at the SLU

Starting date: By agreement

We welcome your application marked with Ref no. SLU ua 1276/2013. CV,
publication list, PhD diploma, copies of no more than five publications.
A short description (< 2 pages) of previous research, current research
interests and other activities of relevance for the position. Names and
addresses of at least two reference persons. All application documents
should be written in English. Please submit your application to the
Registrar of SLU, P.O. Box 7070, SE-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden or <> no later than April 19,
2013. SLU is an equal opportunity employer.
Further information: Mats Nilsson, Professor, +46(0)706884409

SLU is an international university, world class in life and
environmental sciences. We are ranked among the Top 100 of ca 5,000
European universities. We have a strong research focus, but we also
offer some of Sweden´s most in-demand educations; veterinarian,
forester, and landscape architect. SLU has close to 3,000 employees and
some 5,000 students. Annual turnover is SEK 2.7 billion, and activities
are concentrated to the main campuses in Uppsala, Alnarp, Umeå and Skara
( <>). The Faculty of Forest Sciences is one
of four faculties of SLU. The faculty is the principal Swedish actor in
research and higher education regarding forests, forestry and the
forestry-wood chain. It has the responsibility for environmental
monitoring and inventory of the forest, hence the faculty combines
functions of a university and a research institute. The main campus is
Umeå, but the faculty has departments also in Uppsala, Alnarp and
Skinnskatteberg. The faculty has eight experimental forests throughout
the country with long-term experiments and studies of stands,
vegetation, soil conditions, water and climate. The faculty has 191
faculty members among them 54 professors in 9 departments and units.

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