Monday, November 14, 2022

Ph.D. in Phenocam Phenology of Permafrost Wetland Plant

Ph.D. in phenocam phenology of permafrost wetland plant/microbe/ecosystem ecology,

Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (EEB), University of Arizona (UA)

Starting summer 2023; application deadline December 1, 2022

We seek a creative graduate student with experience in remote sensing and/or plant/ecosystem ecology, to pursue Ph.D. research on vegetation dynamics and vegetation-microbe interactions, in thawing permafrost peatlands. The student will join the EMERGE Biological Integration Institute, using phenocams to investigate how seasonal dynamics of above and belowground plant functional and carbon cycle dynamics interact with microbial communities to scale to the ecosystem biogeochemistry of CH4 and CO2, and learn how these relations are affected by changing climate.  

The successful student applicant would be enrolled in University Arizona’s EEB department starting in Fall 2023, managing phenocams deployed in the experimental field site in Arctic Sweden (at the Abisko Research Station), and will be co-advised by collaborators in Sweden. We anticipate a paid opportunity for an initial season of fieldwork (in summer 2023) before matriculating in the fall.

For details see ad posting here.

Monday, October 10, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE)

There is a two-year Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE) within the UMR EcoFoG, in French Guiana.

This position will support the collaborative project “Greenhouse gas emissions in the Amazon Rain Forest”, which aims at characterizing fluxes of greenhouse gases, i.e. carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O), and their drivers, and comparing and validating flux data obtained at different scales in a tropical forest ecosystem. Particular attention will be paid to the role of the trees in regulating CO2, CH4 and N2O consumption and production.

This is a full-time position for three years starting at the beginning of 2023 with a competitive salary (annual maximum: $44,000) and benefits package, including medical coverage and other insurance.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preferred starting date January 2023.

Applicants should send a CV, detailed cover letter highlighting their interest in this position, and the names and contact information for two letters of recommendation to laeti.brechet@gmail.com and damien.bonal@inrae.fr.

More information on the listing here.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Full Professorship in Sensor-based Geoinformatics in Freiburg, Germany

 The Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources of the University of Freiburg invites applications for a Full Professorship (W3) in Sensor-Based Geoinformatics in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences to be filled by October 1 , 2023. The professorship represents the field of "sensor-based geoinformatics" including remote sensing in research and teaching. Future research and teaching will focus on novel development and refinement of methods for automated, spatial measurements, assessment and modeling of structures (e.g. morphology, trees), processes (e.g. vegetation and forest dynamics) and/or exchange processes (e.g. carbon and water cycle) in geosystems and ecosystems. Future research should develop methods that serve a quantification and feed into predictions of spatially-resolved landscape and/or environmental changes for process research, risk analysis and early warning systems and/or aspects of global change. New approaches and methods in the field of automated data collection including remote sensing, data mining, data analysis and/or geo-modeling based on environmental data are to be developed and applied. An emphasis on teaching in the various B.Sc. and M.Sc. courses of the faculty is expected that cover the fundamentals of geoinformatics, remote sensing, spatial modelling and geovisualization. Prerequisites for the employment of professors are a university degree, an outstanding dissertation and an excellent publication record. Substantial achievements and experience in academic research and teaching, at the level of a Habilitation according to the German academic system, are expected. The following application documents are to be submitted: - Curriculum vitae - Certificates of degrees and academic qualifications - Complete list of papers and invited lectures specifying the five most important publications - List of current and previous projects including the financial support received - Concept paper outlining future research and teaching foci (max. 1–2 pages) We are particularly pleased to receive applications from women for the position advertised here. Please send your application including supporting documents mentioned above and the application form citing the reference number 2464, by October 24 , 2022 at the latest. 

Please send your application to the following address in written or electronic form: Prof. Dr. Heiner Schanz Dekan der Fakultät für Umwelt und Natürliche Ressourcen Universität Freiburg Tennenbacher Str. 4 79106 Freiburg i. Br. Germany Email address: dekanat@unr.uni-freiburg.de For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Heiner Schanz on the phone number +49 761 203 8502 or Email heiner.schanz@ifp.uni-freiburg.de. Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Code for Practice for Professorial Appointments (https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://intranet.uni-freiburg.de/public/downloads/saz/berufungsleitfaden.pdf__;!!BiR-i3uNs8L8!LIJELSyejeyQj9GiAzrxWb0Pt16B8Te9SViHpGLaQhdpqknTs2kPUAgVq_cQpd6fJknbhrkgKclzUhETMpS-QUJ0pAh-6E9BHT-s9vUDif0$ ). Advertisement in the online job portal of the University of Freiburg:

https://uni-freiburg.de/university/jobs/00002464/

Wednesday, September 07, 2022

PhD position in climate change ecology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Dryland Tree and Ecosystem Ecology Lab at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has an opening for an outstanding and highly motivated PhD student in climate change ecology. The successful candidate will conduct research on dryland mechanisms of ecosystem functioning in drier and warmer climate. The project takes up the ideas and principles outlined in a recent perspective in Nature Ecology & Evolution (doi: 10.1038/s41559-022-01779-y, online view https://rdcu.be/cSmAD) on the importance of dryland mechanisms for understanding climate change impacts in wetter biomes.

Project background and description: The project aims to assess thresholds of the activation of dryland mechanisms and their contribution to a series of ecosystem functions, such as plant growth, organic matter decomposition, carbon sequestration and nutrient cycling. These objectives will be achieved by a combination of field and lab experiments and analyses of online datasets. The candidate will join an established research group focusing on dryland and climate change ecology, and she/he will collaborate with partner labs in Europe. The successful candidate will gain experience in field measurements related to ecophysiology, ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, and various data processing technologies, such as online data surveys and advanced statistical analyses.

Candidate profile: Interested applicants for this PhD position should have (i) a Master’s degree in a related science field (e.g., ecology, physical geography, environmental science, or similar); (ii) high proficiency in English and excellent communications skill; (iii) a strong aptitude for scientific writing; (iv) ability to independent scientific work and time management skills; (v) experience in programming languages (e.g., R, Python, MATLAB).

Conditions and starting date: The successful candidate will receive a scholarship fully covering living expenses in Israel. Starting date is targeted for 1 November 2022 and no later than 1 January 2023.

Application: Applicants should send a cover letter outlining experience and specific interests related to the study in climate change ecology, a curriculum vitae, degree and transcripts of their academic record, contact information for two academic references, and past research publications (if available).

Applications should be sent to Prof. José Grünzweig (Jose.Gruenzweig@mail.huji.ac.il).

Additional information on the lab and its activities can be found on the lab website https://gruenzweiglab.huji.ac.il/

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is Israel’s premier university as well as its leading research institution. The Hebrew University is ranked internationally among the 100 leading universities in the world and first among universities in Israel.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Postdoctoral Position Available in Carbon Cycle Modeling

 Job SummaryThe Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Utah has a Postdoctoral Scholar position available to join our research team focused on understanding the carbon cycle of mountainous regions of the Western U.S., as part of a NASA-funded Carbon Monitoring System project. The research team includes researchers from the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Utah, Caltech, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Key research tools include satellite-observed solar-induced fluorescence (SIF), the Community Land Model (CLM), and the Data Assimilation Research Testbed (DART). There will be opportunities to work with students and scientists across multiple universities and research institutions, as well as opportunities to engage stakeholders about the scientific results.

Interested applicants can find more details and submit their applications at:https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/135290About Salt Lake City, UtahSalt Lake City is the “crossroads of the West” with exceptional quality of life opportunities. Within an hour of the city there are 7 ski resorts, wilderness trailheads, mountain biking, rock climbing, fishing, and endless hiking trails. Within a five hour drive there are 7 National Parks, rafting, canyoneering, and more. Salt Lake City has a vibrant concert scene, many museums, and the state capitol is just a few miles from the University of Utah.QualificationsA Ph.D. in the geosciences or related fields (atmospheric sciences, biology, ecology, forestry, environmental sciences, chemistry, statistics, data sciences, computer sciences, engineering or other STEM field) is required at the time of hire. The successful candidate should have a demonstrated ability to carry out computer modeling, conduct data analyses, and communicate results in peer-reviewed literature and presentations.Responsibilities for this position include:- Analyses of satellite and ground-based observations- Data assimilation of aforementioned observations with the Community Land Model (CLM)- Critical evaluation of model output- Communicate results in peer-reviewed literature, in conference presentations, and to stakeholders.The position will be funded for one year from the date of hire with a second year of funding contingent on performance. The position will be available beginning August 1, 2022 and will remain open until filled. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.Minimum Qualifications Experience with carbon cycle or land surface modeling and computer programming in a Linux or UNIX environment (R or Python, shell scripts, Fortran) is strongly desired.Additional Information The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

Postdoc positions on Remote Sensing

The Remote Sensing Lab (https://remotesensing-mcmaster.org/) at McMaster University, ON, Canada is seeking multiple postdoctoral fellows or research associates in remote sensing of primary productivity and greenness, forest carbon budget modelling, mapping forest carbon removal by disturbance, and explainable AI. 

Salary ranges from $50000 to $80000 Canadian dollar per year depending on qualifications and experience. Experienced researchers are highly encouraged to apply as Research Associate. 

The postdoctoral fellows will have opportunity to collaborate, including research visits, with Canadian Forest Service, WWF-Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, McMaster Centre for Climate Change, and Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis. 

 

Candidates must exhibit effective written and oral communication skills, experience working in R/python or other computer languages, have demonstrated ability to publish peer-reviewed papers, and have a Ph.D. pending or awarded in relevant discipline. To apply, please send a letter of interest, current CV, and names and contact information of two references to Alemu Gonsamo at gonsamoa@mcmaster.ca.  The application review will start immediately and continue until the positions are filled. The lab has access to five eddy covariance towers in southern Ontario, and access and benefits from allocated computing resources at compute Canada’s super computers.