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[Met-jobs] PhD Position at the Department of Forest Ecology & Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (Sweden)

From Roger Brugge <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Fri, 9 Feb 2018 15:09:00 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...




Dear colleagues,

a PhD student position is available at the Department of Forest Ecology
and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, with the
goal to explore forestry management (i.e. drainage, ditch maintenance)
and restoration impacts on the carbon and greenhouse gas balances of
ecosystems on drained organic soils within the boreal landscape. The
project will be based on CO2 and CH4 flux measurements using chamber and
eddy covariance techniques supported by a suit of meteorological and
ancillary measurements. The study field sites are located close to
Vindeln, Västerbotten and include the well-established research
infrastructures of the ICOS and SITES Svartberget-Krycklan and Degerö
field
stations
<www.slu.se/en/departments/field-based-forest-research/experimental-forests/vindeln-experimental-forests/
<http://www.slu.se/en/departments/field-based-forest-research/experimental-forests/vindeln-experimental-forests/>>.


The successful candidate will join a collaborative group of graduate
students and senior scientists conducting unique research in the boreal
forest landscape. The student will be given opportunities for
cross-project collaborations and to use existing data to explore
additional areas of interest.

The position start date is flexible but is anticipated to be between May
and July 2018. Full funding is available for 4 years and the holder of
the position is expected to achieve a PhD-degree at the end of this
project period. The affiliation of the PhD student will be the
Department of Forest Ecology and Management, SLU, in Umeå,
Sweden <www.slu.se/en/departments/forest-ecology-management/
<http://www.slu.se/en/departments/forest-ecology-management/>>. Umeå is
one of Sweden's fastest growing cities and is a lively student town that
offers world-class art, drama, films, industries, music and
research <www.visitumea.se/en <http://www.visitumea.se/en>>.

Qualifications

We are searching for a highly motivated student with a MSc. in
Environmental Sciences, Forestry, Physical Geography, or any related
field. The candidate should have good communication skills, a strong
work ethic, be a team player and work well in a research environment.
Knowledge of the forest and peatland carbon and greenhouse gas dynamics,
as well as of climate and forestry impacts on boreal forest ecosystems
is required. Experience with field data collection methods and skills in
handling large, high-frequency data sets (ideally from eddy covariance
measurements) is a merit. The successful candidate must be fluent in
English to be able to interact in an English-speaking work environment
and have a driving license which is required for accessing the field sites.
Students interested in this position should send a statement of interest
outlining relevant research qualifications and a CV including contact
information for two references.

Forms for funding or employment
Employment as PhD student (2 or 4 years education)

SLU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

A person has basic eligibility for third cycle educationif he or she has
taken a second cycle qualification or has completed course requirements
of at least 240 higher education credits, including at least 60 higher
education credits at second cycle education. Upper secondary school
grades equivalent to English B/English 6 are a basic requirement.

Selection among applicants meeting the requirementsis made with
reference to written application including curriculum vitae, copies of
degrees and transcripts of academic records, one copy of the
dissertation for masters or undergraduate degree, a list of at least two
references familiar with the applicant's qualifications, certified
knowledge of the English language and an interview.

Readabout the PhD education at SLU
at <www.slu.se/en/education/postgraduate-studies/
<http://www.slu.se/en/education/programmes-courses/postgraduate-studies/>>

Further information:

Matthias Peichl , matthias.peichl@slu.se
<mailto:matthias.peichl@slu.se>,

Academic union representatives

SACO Peder Axensten +46 (0)90-7868500
SEKO Inga-Lis Johansson +46 (0)90 786 82 10
ST Hans Åkesson +46 (0)90 786 83 42

Applications, marked withref no ua 2017.2.5.1-76, must have arrived at
the Registrar of SLU, P.O. Box 7070, SE-750 07 Uppsala or
registrator@slu.se <mailto:registrator@slu.se> no later than2018-02-19.



I would appreciate your help with distributing this advertisement to
potential candidates.

cheers,
Matthias



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Matthias Peichl
Associate Professor
Forest Landscape Biogeochemistry
Department of Forest Ecology & Management
Swedish Universityof Agricultural Sciences

Postal Address: 901 83 Umeå, Sweden
Visiting address: Skogsmarksgränd
E-mail: Matthias.Peichl@slu.se <mailto:Matthias.Peichl@slu.se>



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