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[Met-jobs] Postdoc Modelling Plant Hydraulics and Mortality (INRA Nancy, France)

From Matthias Cuntz <>
Date Wed, 24 Jul 2019 15:07:06 +0200

Sorry for cross-posting.

Postdoctoral Position in Modelling Plant Hydraulics and Mortality (INRA Nancy, 

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher who is interested in developing 
plant hydraulics and hydraulic failure in combination with carbon starvation in 
the multi-layer, multi-species ecosystem and mechanistic model MuSICA.

The research integrates into two projects: 1. the ERA-NET project ForRisk, 
studying the interactions between interactive effects of drought and tree 
density on the resistance and resilience of Norway spruce and silver fir growth 
and productivity; and 2. the German DFG project Cistoak, studying the impact of 
recurrent extreme drought events and shrub invasion on Mediterranean cork-oak 
ecosystem functioning and resilience.

ForRisk combines researchers from the NFZ.forestnet that connects six research 
institutions from Zurich (Switzerland), Freiburg (Germany) and Nancy (France). 
Cistoak combines researchers from Karlsruhe, Freiburg (Germany) and Nancy 
(France) and works in close collaboration with a sister project in Portugal. 
The postdoc will work closely with the other partner institutions, helping with 
field campaigns (Portugal), and working with the main developer of the MuSICA 
model (J Ogée) and plant hydraulics specialists (J-C Domec) in Bordeaux. MuSICA 
is written in Fortran, and hence strong programming skills are required.

The position is based at INRA Nancy (France) in the Joint Research Unit (UMR 
1434) Silva. It is for the duration of 1+1 years, starting as soon as possible. 
Salary level will correspond to the “Chargé de Recherches” level.

Applications to Matthias Cuntz (matthias (dot) cuntz (at) should 
include a CV, the publication list, a letter of motivation, as well as 
telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of possible references. Applications 
will be accepted until the position is filled.

Matthias Cuntz
INRA Centre Grand Est - Nancy
UMR 1434 Silva
Route d’Amance
54280 Champenoux
Tel: +33 (0)3 83 39 73 03
Mob: +33 (0)6 46 07 15 19
E-Mail: matthias.cuntz (at)

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