Thursday, March 11, 2021

PhD Assistantship | Early Stage Researcher (Atmosphere and Climate Competence Center (ACCC) and Peatland and Soil Ecology Research)

 

The University of Eastern Finland, UEF, is one of the largest multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We offer education in nearly one hundred major subjects, and are home to approximately 15,500 students and 2,700 members of staff. We operate in Joensuu and Kuopio. In international rankings, we are ranked among the leading universities in the world.

The Faculty of Science and Forestry operates on the Kuopio and Joensuu campuses of the University of Eastern Finland. The mission of the faculty is to carry out internationally recognised scientific research and to offer research-education in the fields of natural sciences and forest sciences. The faculty invests in all of the strategic research areas of the university. The faculty’s environments for research and learning are international, modern and multidisciplinary. The faculty has approximately 4,400 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students and some 460 postgraduate students. The number of staff amounts to 560. http://www.uef.fi/en/lumet/etusivu

We are now inviting applications for

Early Stage Researcher, School of Forest Sciences, Joensuu Campus

We are looking for motivated Early Stage Researcher (PHD student). The position is connected to Academy of Finland funded Flagship Atmosphere and Climate Competence Center (ACCC) and to the ongoing research in Peatland and Soil Ecology Research Group in School of Forest Sciences, University of Eastern Finland and in Institute for atmospheric and Earth system research (INAR) and Environ­mental Change Research Unit ECRU, University of Helsinki on the climate feedback of boreal peatlands.

https://uefconnect.uef.fi/en/group/peatland-and-soil-ecology-research-group/

https://www.acccflagship.fi/

We study if the recently found drying trend in boreal peatlands is a widespread phenomenon and also detectable in the GHG dynamics, and aim to identify underlying mechanisms behind the ongoing change. We use a long-term experimental site in Finland, and a suite of EC sites in Finland, Sweden, and Canada with the longest records of pristine boreal peatland GHG fluxes. The successful candidates will be supported by international research team from Finland, Sweden, France, Canada, and US with a strong expertise regarding plant and ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, micrometeorology and modelling of biological processes.

Early-Stage Researcher will focus on microbial testate amoeba and their functional traits in the long-term experimental drainage site in Finland and in a suite of EC sites in Finland, Sweden, and Canada. Microbial communities and their traits are linked to peatland carbon dynamics. In addition to sampling and defining testate amoeba species, data analysis and scientific writing, work also includes participation on vegetation inventory and GHG exchange measurements.

We are looking for a motivated and research-oriented individual who holds a Master’s degree in relevant field, such as, biology, ecology, geology, forest sciences or natural geography. A person to be appointed as an early stage researcher shall be qualified to pursue postgraduate studies, i.e. he or she is required to have completed a suitable higher university degree or an equivalent education abroad which in the country in question would qualify the person for similar academic studies.

Experience in microscopical identification of species, and the use of R-program packages are beneficial for successful candidate. Scientific skills shown in publication record, earlier successful experience in research projects and international collaboration are beneficial for successful candidate. The applicant is expected to have good skills in written and spoken English.

The position will be filled for a fixed term from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2023 or as agreed. Positions of early stage researchers shall always be filled for a fixed term (UEF University Regulations, Section 31).

The salary of the position is determined in accordance with the salary system of Finnish universities and is based on levels 2-4 of the job requirement level chart for teaching and research staff (2 055,66 - 2 563,09 €/month). In addition to the job requirement component, the salary includes a personal performance component, which may be 6-50 % of the job requirement component.

A probationary period is applied to all new members of the staff.

For further information on the positions, please contact: Professor Eeva-Stiina Tuittila, tel. +358 29 445 3535, e-mail eeva-stiina.tuittila@uef.fi

For further information on the application procedure, please contact: Human resources secretary Sara Keronen, tel. +358 29 445 8302, sara.keronen@uef.fi

The electronic application should contain the following appendices:

-       motivation letter

-       a résumé or CV (http://www.tenk.fi/en/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae)

-       a list of publications (https://www.aka.fi/en/research-funding/apply-for-funding/how-to-apply-for-funding/az-index-of-application-guidelines2/list-of-publications)

-       copies of the applicant's academic degree certificates/ diplomas, and copies of certificates / diplomas relating to the applicant’s language proficiency, if not indicated in the academic degree certificates/diplomas

The application needs to be submitted no later than 15 March 2021 (by 24.00 hours Finnish time) by using the electronic application form.

Postdoctoral Researcher or Project Researcher (Atmosphere and Climate Competence Center (ACCC) and Peatland and Soil Ecology Research)

 

The University of Eastern Finland, UEF, is one of the largest multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We offer education in nearly one hundred major subjects, and are home to approximately 15,500 students and 2,700 members of staff. We operate in Joensuu and Kuopio. In international rankings, we are ranked among the leading universities in the world.

The Faculty of Science and Forestry operates on the Kuopio and Joensuu campuses of the University of Eastern Finland. The mission of the faculty is to carry out internationally recognised scientific research and to offer research-education in the fields of natural sciences and forest sciences. The faculty invests in all of the strategic research areas of the university. The faculty’s environments for research and learning are international, modern and multidisciplinary. The faculty has approximately 4,400 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students and some 460 postgraduate students. The number of staff amounts to 560. http://www.uef.fi/en/lumet/etusivu

We are now inviting applications for

Postdoctoral Researcher or Project Researcher, School of Forest Sciences, Joensuu Campus

We are looking for a Postdoctoral researcher or Project researcher to work in Academy of Finland funded Flagship Atmosphere and Climate Competence Center (ACCC) and to the ongoing research in Peatland and Soil Ecology Research Group in School of Forest Sciences, University of Eastern Finland and in Institute for atmospheric and Earth system research (INAR) University of Helsinki on the climate feedback of boreal peatlands.

https://uefconnect.uef.fi/en/group/peatland-and-soil-ecology-research-group/

https://www.acccflagship.fi/

We study if the recently found drying trend in boreal peatlands is a widespread phenomenon and also detectable in the GHG dynamics, and aim to identify underlying mechanisms behind the ongoing change. We use a long-term experimental site in Finland, and a suite of EC sites in Finland, Sweden, and Canada with the longest records of pristine boreal peatland GHG fluxes. The successful candidates will be supported by international research team from Finland, Sweden, France, Canada, and US with a strong expertise regarding plant and ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, micrometeorology and modelling of biological processes.

Postdoctoral researcher/Project researcher will focus on the potential change in environmental responses of GHG dynamics in the long-term experimental drainage site in Finland and in a suite of EC sites in Finland, Sweden, and Canada. The work will consist of analyzing existing data. In addition to processing and analysis of chamber and EC data and scientific writing, work also includes some student supervision.

A person to be appointed as a postdoctoral researcher/project researcher is required to have completed doctoral degree in relevant field. If the employee has been awarded his or her doctoral degree less than five years ago, the post will be one of a Postdoctoral Researcher. If the doctoral degree has been awarded more than five years ago, the post will be one of a Project Researcher. In this context, the 5 years refer to a net period of time, which does not include maternity leaves, parental leaves, or military service.

We expect demonstrated advanced skills on analyzing large data sets and writing scientific text. Scientific skills shown in publication record, earlier successful experience in responsible positions in research projects and international collaboration are beneficial for successful candidate. The applicant is expected to have good skills in written and spoken English.

The position will be filled for a fixed term from 1 May 2021 (or as agreed) to 30 April 2023. The position will be filled for a fixed term due to it pertaining to a specific project (positions of postdoctoral researcher shall always be filled for a fixed term, UEF University Regulations, Section 31).

The salary of the position is determined in accordance with the salary system of Finnish universities and is based on levels 5 of the job requirement level chart for teaching and research staff (2 967,84 €/month). In addition to the job requirement component, the salary includes a personal performance component, which may be 6-50 % of the job requirement component.

A probationary period is applied to all new members of the staff.

For further information of the position, please contact: Professor  Eeva-Stiina Tuittila, tel. +358 29 445 3535, eeva-stiina.tuittila@uef.fi and Professor Annalea Lohila tel. +358 50 3663242, annalea.lohila@helsinki.fi

For further information on the application procedure, please contact: Human Resources secretary Sara Keronen, +358 29 445 8302, sara.keronen@uef.fi

The electronic application should contain the following appendices:

-       motivation letter

-       a résumé or CV (http://www.tenk.fi/en/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae)

-       a list of publications (https://www.aka.fi/en/research-funding/apply-for-funding/how-to-apply-for-funding/az-index-of-application-guidelines2/list-of-publications)

-       copies of the applicant's academic degree certificates/ diplomas, and copies of certificates / diplomas relating to the applicant’s language proficiency, if not indicated in the academic degree certificates/diplomas

The application needs to be submitted no later than 15 March 2021 (by 24.00 hours Finnish time) by using the electronic application form.

Postdoctoral Researcher or Project Researcher (Drying trend in boreal peatlands - impacts and mechanisms, BorPeat)

 

The University of Eastern Finland, UEF, is one of the largest multidisciplinary universities in Finland. We offer education in nearly one hundred major subjects, and are home to approximately 15,500 students and 2,700 members of staff. We operate in Joensuu and Kuopio. In international rankings, we are ranked among the leading universities in the world.

The Faculty of Science and Forestry operates on the Kuopio and Joensuu campuses of the University of Eastern Finland. The mission of the faculty is to carry out internationally recognised scientific research and to offer research-education in the fields of natural sciences and forest sciences. The faculty invests in all of the strategic research areas of the university. The faculty’s environments for research and learning are international, modern and multidisciplinary. The faculty has approximately 4,400 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students and some 460 postgraduate students. The number of staff amounts to 560. http://www.uef.fi/en/lumet/etusivu

We are now inviting application for

Postdoctoral Rsearcher or Project Researcher, School of Forest Sciences, Joensuu Campus

We are looking for Postdoctoral researcher/Project researcher to join our research project Drying trend in boreal peatlands - impacts and mechanisms (BorPeat) lead by professor Eeva-Stiina Tuittila and funded by Academy of Finland.

Project aims to assess if the recently found drying trend in boreal peatlands is a widespread phenomenon and also detectable in the greenhouse gas  (GHG) dynamics, and to identify underlying mechanisms behind the ongoing change. We use a long-term experimental site in Finland, and a suite of EC sites in Finland, Sweden, and Canada with the longest records of pristine boreal peatland GHG fluxes. The successful candidates will be supported by international research team from Finland, Sweden, France, Canada, and US with strong expertise regarding plant and ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, micrometeorology and modelling of biological processes.

Postdoctoral researcher/project researcher will focus on vegetation and plant traits change in the long-term experimental drainage site in Finland and in a suite of EC sites in Finland, Sweden, and Canada. The work will consist of analyzing existing data as well as collecting new data. In addition to vegetation inventory, plant trait measurements, data analysis and scientific writing, work also includes participation on master student supervision.

A person to be appointed as a postdoctoral researcher/project researcher is required to have completed doctoral degree in relevant field. If the employee has been awarded his or her doctoral degree less than five years ago, the post will be one of a Postdoctoral Researcher. If the doctoral degree has been awarded more than five years ago, the post will be one of a Project Researcher. In this context, the 5 years refer to a net period of time, which does not include maternity leaves, parental leaves, or military service.

We expect demonstrated advanced skills on analyzing multiple kind of ecological data, use of R-program packages, and writing scientific text. Scientific skills shown in publication record, earlier successful experience in responsible positions in research projects and international collaboration are beneficial for successful candidate. The applicant is expected to have good skills in written and spoken English.

The position will be filled for a fixed term from 1 June 2021 or as agreed to 31 December 2023. The possible continuation of the position will be agreed separately. The position will be filled for a fixed term due to it pertaining to a specific project, i.e. “Drying trend in boreal peatlands - impacts and mechanisms (BorPeat)” (positions of postdoctoral researcher shall always be filled for a fixed term, UEF University Regulations, Section 31)

The salary of the position is determined in accordance with the salary system of Finnish universities and is based on level 5 of the job requirement level chart for teaching and research staff (3 000,49 €/month). In addition to the job requirement component, the salary includes a personal performance component, which may be 6-50 % of the job requirement component.

A probationary period is applied to all new members of the staff.

For further information on the positions, please contact: Professor Eeva-Stiina Tuittila, tel. +358 29 445 3535, e-mail eeva-stiina.tuittila@uef.fi

For further information on the application procedure, please contact: Human Resources Secretary Sara Keronen, +358 29 445 8302, sara.keronen@uef.fi

The electronic application should contain the following appendices:

-       motivation letter

-       a résumé or CV (http://www.tenk.fi/en/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae)

-       a list of publications (https://www.aka.fi/en/research-funding/apply-for-funding/how-to-apply-for-funding/az-index-of-application-guidelines2/list-of-publications/)

-       copies of the applicant's academic degree certificates/ diplomas, and copies of certificates / diplomas relating to the applicant’s language proficiency, if not indicated in the academic degree certificates/diplomas

The application needs to be submitted no later than 15 March 2021 (by 24.00 hours Finnish time) by using the electronic application form.

Friday, January 08, 2021

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science & Data Analytics at Cleveland State University

 

The Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences of Cleveland State University invites applicants for a tenure track assistant professor position in Environmental Science and Data Analytics. The appointment will begin August 16, 2021.

Primary duties include conducting research and teaching in the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs in Environmental Science. Excellent opportunities for collaboration and outreach beyond the department exist within the intercollege Center for Research on the Urban Environment (https://www.csuohio.edu/crue) and the new Center for Applied Data Analysis and Modeling (https://academic.csuohio.edu/ryan_s/ADAM/adam.html). CSU also anticipates hiring up to three other faculty (in 2021) with expertise in applied statistics, data analytics, and/or bioinformatics. Regionally, there are diverse options for collaboration with a variety of other institutions that conduct research and manage natural resources, including the Holden Arboretum, Cleveland Botanical Garden, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Cleveland Metroparks, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, Cleveland Water Alliance, and NASA Glenn Research Center, as well as with nearby universities (e.g., Case Western Reserve University and Kent State University). Salary is commensurate with qualifications and competitive with other research-intensive universities. Substantial startup funds are available, proportional to potential for acquiring external funding.

Minimum qualifications include:
• a Ph.D. in environmental science, earth science, ecology, natural resource management, or a related discipline
• two years of postdoctoral research experience, or equivalent, accumulated by the hiring date (August, 2021)
• experience with diverse forms of environmental data and tools for data analysis, visualization and modeling, including spatial data and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
• intent and potential to teach courses on applications of remote sensing and GIS for ecology, environmental science, natural resource management, and/or other applied sciences

Preferred qualifications include:
• more than two years of experience as a postdoctoral researcher, or equivalent in environmental science, earth science, ecology, natural resource management, or a related discipline.
• competence using freeware for data management, analysis, and visualization (e.g., R, QGIS, Python, mySQL), or other widely utilized tools for data analytics (e.g., MATLAB, ArcGIS)
• skill with emerging and widely applicable tools (e.g., remote sensing, machine learning)
• intent and potential to acquire external funding (e.g., from NSF, USDA, EPA, and/or NIEHS)
• authorship of peer-reviewed publications in high-quality journals
• substantial teaching experience (e.g., as an instructor of an undergraduate course)
• intent and potential to help develop one or more courses for a new ‘data analytics’ track for environmental science students (BS & MS), or for other interdisciplinary degree programs
• expertise that is complementary to other CSU faculty and research partners in the region (e.g., urban ecosystems, global change, macroecology, environmental pollution, restoration ecology, hydrology, biogeochemistry, natural resource management, population ecology)
• intent and potential to positively engage diverse students within CSU’s academic community

CSU is a young (est. in 1964), rapidly evolving university with a growing research profile. Among public universities that fulfill a critical dual mission, providing upward mobility and conducting impactful research, CSU is ranked 18th in the U.S., first in Ohio Our downtown campus and Cleveland itself have been noted for their substantial revitalization. The region offers diverse recreational opportunities and cultural activities, and incredibly affordable housing in a variety of neighborhoods within a short drive or ride on a bike, bus, or train. For more information, see:

https://www.csuohio.edu/about-csu

https://www.engagecsu.com/visit

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/06/29/travel/what-to-do-36-hours-cleveland.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/07/travel/cleveland-cuyahoga-river-pollution.html

https://www.thisiscleveland.com/things-to-do

https://www.thisiscleveland.com/blog/august-2019/48-hours-in-cle-parks

https://www.bikecleveland.org/resources/getting-around-bike/

http://www.riderta.com/

Review of applications will begin on February 8th, 2021 and preference will be given to candidates with applications that are complete by that date. A complete application requires submission of a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, an unofficial transcript and/or a summary of graduate coursework, and receipt of letters from three references. Successful candidates will use these application materials to collectively demonstrate the extent to which they meet the minimum and preferred qualifications. Cleveland State University is an urban campus serving a racially, culturally, and economically diverse student body. Diversity is extremely important to CSU. In your application, you must explain your experience serving diverse students and how you will make a positive contribution to CSU’s diverse community. For applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience, note how your work will contribute to CSU’s commitment to diversity and mission as an urban serving university.


For details on the application process, see http://hrjobs.csuohio.edu/postings/13513. Inquiries about the job, application process, university, or region may be sent to the search committee chair, Dr. Kevin Mueller (k.mueller89@csuohio.edu)

It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Hire is contingent upon the maintenance of existing levels of funding from the State of Ohio. Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University’s verification of credentials (including evidence of a Ph.D.) and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)

 

Applications for the postdoctoral fellowship program at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) are currently being accepted. MBARI is dedicated to the development of state-of-the-art instrumentation, systems, and methods supporting scientific research in the oceans. Ongoing programs at MBARI span marine robotics, ocean physics, chemistry, geology, biology, and engineering. Located in Moss Landing, California at the head of Monterey Canyon, MBARI enjoys convenient access to a diverse range of ocean environments. The Institute operates two ocean-going research ships, a coastal workboat, remotely operated vehicles, autonomous underwater and surface vehicles, oceanographic profilers and moorings, the MARS seafloor cabled observatory, and a wide range of oceanographic equipment. MBARI is a non-profit oceanographic research institute supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

Offers will be made to selected candidates from the fields of biological, chemical and physical oceanography, marine geology, and engineering. Candidates must be awarded a Ph.D. degree prior to commencing the two-year appointment starting between July 2021and June 2022. Applicants should communicate with potential research sponsors at MBARI ( HYPERLINK http://www.mbari.org/science-and- http://www.mbari.org/science-and-engineering-mentors/) for guidance on project feasibility, relevance to ongoing research projects, resource availability, and expected start date.

 Application  deadline: January 20, 2021

Selected candidates will be contacted soon after.

Application requirements:

1.   Curriculum vitae

2.   At least three professional letters of recommendation

3.   Succinct statement of the applicant’s doctoral research

4.   Potential research goals at MBARI

5.   Supplemental information online form

( HYPERLINK http://www.mbari.org/postdoctoral-fellowship-application/) http://www.mbari.org/postdoctoral-fellowship-application/)

 

Address your application materials to: 

MBARI, Human Resources
Job code: Postdocs-2021
7700 Sandholdt Road, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9644

Submit by e-mail to: jobs_postdocs@mbari.org (preferred), by mail, or by fax to (831) 775-1620.

 

EOE

MBARI Welcomes Diversity

MBARI is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. MBARI considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or covered veteran status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

 

Competitive compensation and benefits package.

Monday, November 09, 2020

Postdoctoral Researcher Opportunity in Ecosystem Modeling, University of Delaware, Newark

There is an opening for a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Dr. Vargas in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Delaware. The researcher will work closely with a multidisciplinary team (University of Arizona and Donald Danforth Plant Science Center) to support prediction and analysis of crop growth models, ecological forecasts, and scenarios. The work will be focused on predicting the impacts of genetically modified traits on physiological and ecosystem dynamics.

The ideal candidate will be proficient with crop, ecological or land surface models, will have a strong foundation in ecophysiology, biogeochemistry, or related discipline within biology or earth sciences, and a commitment to collaborative and open science. The position is available immediately with a starting date no later than January 1st 2021.

Duties and Responsibilities

The researcher will be expected to run, visualize, interpret, and present results from crop, ecological or land surface models. Test model sensitivity (e.g., using a Bayesian framework). Meet regularly to present results to a multidisciplinary team and the funding agency. Publishing of results in scientific journals. Document work to support open and reproducible science. Work in an iterative, agile environment to promote infrastructure for open science.

 Specific Responsibilities:

● Run, calibrate and validate crop and ecological models

● Develop, refactor, test, and document scientific workflows

● Implement new ecophysiological mechanisms in existing models

● Identify and communicate data needs to researchers

● Create and improve visualizations and interpretation of results

● Writing reports and peer-review manuscripts.

 Minimum Qualifications

● Doctoral degree in related field of research.

● Experience in scientific software development

● Proficiency in R or Python

● Experience with crop, ecological or land surface models

● Demonstrated ability to adapt and learn new skills.

● Excellent organizational skills.

● Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team and publish scientific

manuscripts.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional experience or interest in learning Bayesian modeling, data management, project management, version control, high performance computing. Proficiency in a compiled language such as C, C++, or FORTRAN.

 Documents Needed to Apply

● Cover Letter

● Curriculum Vitae

● Publications 1-2 (examples in electronic format)

● Names and contact information of three references

 

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html.

The University of Delaware (www.udel.edu) is one of the oldest land-grant institutions in the nation, one of 19 sea-grant institutions, and one of only 13 space-grant institutions. UD is designated as a high research activity university (Carnegie rated) and ranks among the top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering. Additionally, UD is located in Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

Please direct questions to Dr. Rodrigo Vargas (rvargas@udel.edu)

Apply here.