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Researcher in Biogeochemistry modelling...
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Project description
Nitrogen (N) deposition over European forests has remained high over last decade and this has led to renewed concern of nutrient imbalance for forest growth and consequently increased risks for N leaching. This employment addresses the importance of soil nutrient status, especially N and Phosphorous (P) availability, for leaching of organic and mineral N and P to aquatic systems as well as greenhouse gas emissions to atmosphere from forest ecosystems.

A process-oriented biogeochemical model will be further developed and tested on data of long-term forest experimental sites (e.g. Skogaryd, Stråsan and Gårdsjön).
The target is an assessment of the possible impact of climate change, N deposition and forest management on N and P losses and consequently risks for forest health, greenhouse gas emissions and eutrophication of the ecosystem and catchment.
The researcher is expected to make an analysis of possible trade-offs between management minimizing nitrogen and those minimizing phosphorous losses.

The holder of this position will collaborate within the BECC-program (Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate; between Universities of Gothenburg and Lund, as well as with Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and the Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL).

Job assignments
The employment includes a variety of assignments such as; (further) development of a biogeochemical model adjusted to the research questions, scenario and risk assessment. Some fieldwork may be included. The position might also include limited teaching and the supervision of MSc and PhD students as long as it fits with the primary job assignments.

The employment is a full-time position for 19 months, starting as soon as possible or upon agreement.

The applicant must hold a PhD in an area relevant for the tasks at hand, Biogeochemistry, Biophysics, System Ecology, Soil Science, Forestry or related subject, or a foreign exam similar to a PhD exam in a relevant area at the last day of application.

We are seeking a motivated person in the subject Biogeochemistry modelling with a focus on N and P interactions in forest ecosystems.

Scientific skills are the most important selection criteria for the position. Emphasis will be placed on experience in the subject area and the work tasks that are included with special emphasis on competence in biogeochemical modelling and programming.
Scientific skills are assessed primarily on the basis of the applicant's scientific publications, experience of postdoc- or other research visits, conference participation and the applicant's experimental and system analytical competence.

Knowledge in Biogeochemistry, Biophysics, System Ecology, Soil Science, Forestry is necessary for the position as well as experience of dynamic process-oriented modelling and programming (f. ex. Solutions based objective programming or C #) and experience of scientific publications.

Excellent communication skills, written and spoken, in English are necessary since we work in an international environment.

Concerning personal qualities and skills the emphasis will be on creative thinking, analytic skills as well as initiative and cooperation abilities. Experience of risk assessment, scenario and trend analyses as well as working in team are meritorious as well as experience of research communication.

How to apply
In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.


Closing date: 2018-04-15

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

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