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Open positions in the ICOS field

Postdoctoral UAS (Drones/Wingcopters) Specialist, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany

The Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena is looking for a postdoctoral specialist with experience in the use of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) for the detection and quantification of regional scale greenhouse gas emissions in Arctic permafrost environments.

The successful candidate will fill a key position within a multi-disciplinary ERC-synergy project (Q-Arctic) focusing on Arctic permafrost carbon feedbacks with climate change, closely interacting with a large network of international project partners.

Application deadline is August 31, 2021. More information can be found here (PDF, 35 KB).

Scientific Project Officer to Joint Research Centre of European Commission

The Air & Climate Unit within the Directorate for Energy, Transport and Climate at the Joint Research Centre of European Commission is looking for a Scientific Project Officer to perform studies on greenhouse gases working with data from experimental measurements, inverse modelling and emission inventories. The candidate will also contribute to the development of an independent Greenhouse Gas Emission Verification System.

Application deadline is August 15, 2021 at 23:59, CEST. More information can be found at JRC career pages, under the specific vacancy code: 2021-IPR-C5-FGIV-017848 – ISPRA.

Doctoral student in greenhouse gases and nutrient cycling in forest ecosystems, University of Gothenburg, Sweden (full-time, fixed-term)

The University of Gothenburg, Department of Earth Sciences is looking to recruit a PhD student to work within the Ecosystem Sciences research group. Their research concerns how biogeochemical cycles are influenced by climate and their potential feedback mechanisms, and they especially try to find mitigations for ecosystem greenhouse gas emissions. 

The PhD project will deal with biogeochemical cycles at a landscape scale in a forested landscape. The experimental work will be conducted at the research station Skogaryd and will focus on the gross cycling of the macronutrients nitrogen, phosphorus and sulfur by use of isotope tracer approaches, soil carbon dynamics and/or exchange of greenhouse gases.

Application deadline is 27th of July, 2021. More information can be found here

Researcher in carbon sequestration verification, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland (full-time, fixed-term)

The Finnish Meteorological Institute produces observation and research data on the atmosphere, the near space and the seas, as well as weather, sea, air quality and climate services for the needs of public safety, business life and citizens. The Carbon Cycle group of the Climate System Research unit seeks an enthusiastic and motivated researcher to participate in the development of FMIs carbon sequestration verification system for agricultural fields, forests and other terrestrial ecosystems. 

The researchers main task is to develop the carbon sequestration verification system under the guidance of a senior researcher in a vibrant research team. 

Application deadline is 5th of August, 2021. More information can be found here

Two Post-doctoral research positions in Eddy Covariance at CNR-IRET, Italy (full-time, fixed-term)

The Institute of Research on Terrestrial Ecosystems (IRET) of the National Research Council (CNR), in the section of Naples and Porano is looking for highly motivated individuals for two Post-Doc positions focusing on trace gases fluxes measurement and analysis by mean of eddy covariance technique. 

Within the framework of ICOS, the project aims to study forest interactions with the urban environment (mainly air chemistry composition) and the environmental services provided.

Applications will be collected until position is filled. Click here for more information.