|From||"Roger Brugge" <email@example.com>|
|Date||Wed, 6 Nov 2013 16:08:47 +0000|
Forwarded from CLIMLIST... Within the LOEWE -priority and excellence program "FACE2FACE -consequences of climate change, adaptation to climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2050", funded by the Hessian Ministry for Science and Art and carried out at the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, the University of Geisenheim, the Max-Planck-Institute for terrestrial Microbiology Marburg and at the Philipps-University of Marburg is seeking a 3 year Postdoc position starting in January 2014 The FACE2FACE priority program investigates the consequences of increased atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations on agricultural ecosystems including mitigation options for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Two FACE systems (Free Air Carbon Dioxide Enrichment) are available to investigate both short and long term effects of increased atmospheric CO2 concentration (expected conditions around the year 2050) on grassland, grapes and vegetables Duties*:* -Development and Application of mathematical and statistical methods to detect patterns and structures in ecological data, study and analyse connections between GHG-Emissions and biotic and abiotic factors through applications of new statistical causality methods - Design and further development of the Data Warehouse (<http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S157495411100094X>) of the research platform, the development of the web-based interface in collaboration with the Loewe partners, management of the data flow, maintenance of the data base, technical consulting and coordination of the scientific sub projects as well as communication and coordination related to data warehouse workshops. -Administrative and management duties Requirements: Candidates should hold a PhD in natural sciences with a strong background in geoinformatics, experience in statistical modelling and in handling large data sets. We expect very good knowledge of Geo-/Biodiversity-databank structures as well as their operation and design, knowledge in programming tools including i.e. Java, Apache Tomcat, PHP, MySQL etc., Map-Server technologies and web-based analysis tools (e.g. R interfaces). Experience in project management and ability to work efficiently in multidisciplinary environment are essential. Applicants must provide evidence of high quality research and a very good publication record in peer-reviewed journals. The successful applicant will be expected to publish research papers in peer-reviewed journals, and participate in international conferences and spend some time with the project partners and other research teams abroad. A motivated, well organized, creative and enthusiastic team-player is much appreciated. Place of employment is the Department of Geography, Justus Liebig University of Giessen in the group of Prof. J. Luterbacher, start of the position is January 2014 Please send your application (only copies, as documents will not be returned) with reference number 508/00180/08 with the usual documents until 22 November 2013 to Prof. Christoph Müller Justus-Liebig University Giessen Institute for Plant Ecology Heinrich-Buff-Ring 26 D-35392 Giessen, Germany Please also send an electronic version of the application in one single .pdf file to Prof. J. Luterbacher (firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>) Applications of handicapped people–provided they have same qualifications are preferred
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