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[Met-jobs] 3-year Postdoc Position at Justus Liebig University of Giessen (Germany)

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Thu, 30 Jan 2014 10:15:40 +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 is spring 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 spring 2014

Please send your application (in one single file, only copies, as
documents will not be
returned) through email with reference number 138/00197/07 until end of
February 2014 to

Prof. Juerg Luterbacher
<mailto:juerg.luterbacher@geogr.uni-giessen.de>)

Applications of handicapped people–provided they have same
qualifications are preferred



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