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[Sweden] Post-doctoral Researcher in Earth System Modelling: Effects of Climate Change on Vegetation Productivity and Biogeochemical Cycles

Abstract

We seek a post-doctoral research fellow in Earth System modeling, specifically investigating the dynamic interactions of climate change on carbon and water balance and crop yields in semi-dry regions. The work contributes to the EU Project ClimAfrica, as well as other ongoing projects. The researcher will be placed in the Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystems Analysis, Lund University, Sweden.


The researcher will be responsible for adapting and applying the dynamic global vegetation model framework LPJ-GUESS. Model output will be evaluated against a range of observations (e.g., yields, ecosystem carbon fluxes, remote-sensing information, etc).

Qualifications

• Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in a quantitative environmental sciences Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in a quantitative environmental sciences discipline, for instance meteorology, Environmental physics, -biology, or -engineering. Applications from candidates who are close to completion of their PhD degree will also be considered

• Expertise with process-based mathematical modelling of ecological processes and skills in handling large, gridded input (e.g., different land use or climate input) and output fields

• Programming skills (e.g., C++, Fortran; GIS is not sufficient)

• Ability to meet firm deadlines, willingness to communicate research results and to interact within an international research environment.

We welcome candidates with enthusiasm for collaboration within a multidisciplinary team, as well as an aptness to pose and solve problems individually. The work involves extensive international collaboration and the candidate must be willing to travel. Excellent written and spoken English is a requirement.

The University strives for an even gender balance. Most of the employees in this area in the University are male. We therefore encourage female applicants to these vacancies.

Closing date for applications: June 15, 2010
Date of appointment: Approx. September 2010
Form of employment: Two years time limited employment

How to apply

The application must include a description of motivation and research interests, detailed CV, publication list and names and contact details of two referees, as well as the cover sheet found at:
http://www.naturvetenskap.lu.se/o.o.i.s/11729
(http://www.naturvetenskap.lu.se/anstallning)

Questions about the position can be directed to
Almut.arneth@nateko.lu.se.

Applications must be sent by mail to Registrator, Lunds universitet, Box 117, 221 00 LUND, Sweden.
Please quote the position reference number (1407) when applying.
Late or incomplete applications, or applications that are not directed to the Registrator will not be considered

Application Deadline : 15 June 2010

Web Link

http://www.naturvetenskap.lu.se/o.o.i.s/11729

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