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[Met-jobs] Correction: Post Doc positions at LSCE, France

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Wed, 10 Jun 2015 08:44:49 +0000

It seems there were some problems with the PDF sent out with this advert.
I have included the text of this PDF below.


LSCE, Gif-sur-Yvette, 09/06/2015

The land-surface modeling group at the LSCE (”Laboratoire des Sciences du 
Climat et de
l’Environnement”, is looking for several post-doctoral 
researchers interested
in land surface modeling and ecosystem functioning. The positions are available 
for a fixed-term
period of 24 months with a possible one or two year extension.

The scientific context for these positions includes the quantification of 
carbon and water fluxes
in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum, the understanding of the underlying 
processes to
support greenhouse gas (GHG) emission mitigation in the context of global 
changes (climate,
land-use and land-management changes), the impact of nitrogen cycle on 
ecosystem carbon
fluxes, and the investigation of carbon- and water-related ecosystem services 
(i.e., wood
production, carbon sequestration, water availability). The main scientific 
objectives and the
related tasks of the position will be determined following discussions between 
the applicant and
the principal investigators, while taking into account the experience and 
career path of the
applicant. The European projects that will fund these positions will provide 
additional context
and may guide some of the objectives of the work. For instance, two projects 
with the
University of Lund aim to i) better understand how interactions between forest 
and nitrogen inputs (fertilization, deposition) impact the carbon storage of 
European forests and
ii) use data assimilation techniques to improve model skill with multiple data 
streams (in
particular from the ICOS European infrastructure). Another project with ECMWF 
centre will focus on the reanalysis of the carbon cycle over the last century.

The post-doctoral researcher will primarily use the global land surface model 
including recent developments related to the nitrogen cycle, forest management, 
and crop and
pasture management. Atmospheric transport models may also be used to assimilate 
GHG concentrations as large-scale constraints using advanced data assimilation 
techniques. The
activities will be mainly located at LSCE (CEA, Orme des Merisiers, Gif/Yvette, 
France) on the
plateau of Saclay, approximately 25 km south-west of Paris, with some travel to 

Home institution:
Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement (LSCE, 
Orme-les-Merisiers, Gif-surYvette).
LSCE is a joint research unit of Commissariat à L’Energie Atomique et des 
Alternatives (CEA), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and 
Université de
Versailles Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ). LSCE employs over 320 researchers 
covering 30
different nationalities. Their research mission is to contribute to a better 
understanding of the
interactions between human activities in the Earth System, environment and 
climate dynamics
at different time scales. LSCE is a world-class institute and a thriving nexus 
for climate change

Qualifications required:
Given the interdisciplinary nature of the research we are seeking highly 
motivated individuals
with a degree (Master or PhD) in for example mathematics, physics, engineering, 
science, meteorology or theoretical ecology. A broad interest in natural 
sciences and more
specifically in terrestrial ecology is essential. Rather than requiring any 
particular training, we
are looking for candidates motivated by science with ability to develop code 
Fortran 90) and to integrate scientific knowledge into numerical schemes. 
Priority will be given
to individuals who have published peer-reviewed papers but it is not a strict 

Required content of the application:
There are no specific application forms. Applications and inquiries should be 
sent to:
Bertrand Guenet (
Sebastiaan Luyssaert (
Nicolas Viovy (
Nicolas Vuichard (
Philippe Peylin (
Gregoire Broquet (

Applications should include (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) statement of motivation 
including a short
description (about a half page and no more than 1 page) of a recent scientific 
question you answered and (3)
names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least two 
references. The position
is available from September 1st and will remain open until filled with a review 
of applications
and interviews starting on 24th June. Salary follows national directives and is 
adjusted for work
experience. A dual position may be explored in case your partner/spouse has a 
competitive CV
and background in line with the research activities at LSCE.

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