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Whenever there are any new positions available at the ICOS or related communities we will announce it on this page.

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Open positions in the ICOS field


Post Doctoral Scholar - Earth-Atmosphere Interactions Lab, Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, Penn State 

The Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science at Penn State (University Park, PA) has a vacancy for a Post Doctoral Scholar. The successful candidate will contribute to research projects focused on evaluation of greenhouse gas (GHG) fluxes and transport, with an emphasis on methane emissions from oil and gas basins. The successful candidate will analyze satellite and tower observations and focus on integration of new observations and modeling work into estimates of greenhouse gas sources and sinks using atmospheric inversion methods.  Evaluation of transport uncertainty via consideration of ensembles of models and data assimilation removal experiments and comparison of tower-based results to satellite-derived estimates are potential topics.  Collaboration with students and research scientists spanning multiple universities and federal labs is expected. 

Position open until filled. The Earth-Atmosphere Interactions Lab will begin reviewing applications on 1st October.

More information on the position can be found here.
 

Assistant Research Professor - Earth-Atmosphere Interactions Lab, Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science

The Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science at Penn State (University Park, PA) has a vacancy for an Assistant Research Professor. The successful candidate will contribute to research projects focused on the evaluation of greenhouse gas (GHG) fluxes and transport, with an emphasis on methane emissions from oil and gas basins. The successful candidate will analyze satellite and tower observations and focus on the integration of new observations and modeling work into estimates of greenhouse gas sources and sinks using atmospheric inversion methods.  Evaluation of transport uncertainty via consideration of ensembles of models and data assimilation removal experiments and comparison of tower-based results to satellite-derived estimates are potential topics.  Collaboration with students and research scientists spanning multiple universities and federal labs is expected.

Position open until filled. The Earth-Atmosphere Interactions Lab will begin reviewing applications on 1st October.

For more information, please see the listing here.


Atmospheric Scientist Postdoc position in the Netherlands on methane super emitters as observed from space  (full-time, fixed term 2 + 2 years)

The focus of this project at SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research is on methane super emitters from various sectors such as the oil and gas industry, coal mines and landfills. You will work in the team that uses TROPOMI to detect methane super emitters globally. These detections are then used to guide high spatial resolution satellite instruments (e.g. GHGSat, Sentinel-2, PRISMA etc) to zoom-in with targeted observations or data-analysis to identify the sources responsible. Once sources are identified this information is then communicated to relevant parties such as the United Nations International Methane Emissions Observatory (IMEO) in order to mitigate the emissions. Part of the high spatial resolution data analysis is also done by the team at SRON and part of it is in collaboration with external partners. The work will also include quantification and monitoring of the emissions, as well as performing case studies to improve our research methodologies and our understanding of super emitters. This work will be part of our contribution to IMEO. You will present your work to various stakeholders as well as at scientific conferences, and publish your work in scientific peer reviewed journals.

Position open until filled.

For more information, click here

Contact: Co-Principal Investigator for TROPOMI Prof. Dr. Ilse Aben (i.aben@sron.nl) and Atmospheric Scientist at SRON J.D. Maasakkers (j.d.maasakkers@sron.nl)

 

Researcher at Joint Research Centre (Italy) on validation of Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service methane products

The Air & Climate Unit within the Directorate for Energy, Transport and Climate at the Joint Research Centre of European Commission is offering a temporary research position (3+3 years) focused on the quality assessment (validation) of methane concentrations and fluxes provided by Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS). The successful candidate will contribute to the independent evaluation of the quality of methane products produced by CAMS through a comprehensive comparison with independent observational datasets (from both in-situ observation systems and satellite remote sensing). Moreover, methane fluxes from CAMS will be validated through a comparison with fluxes estimated by the inverse modelling system developed at JRC. The successful candidate will also be expected to perform analyses on greenhouse gas (GHG) fluxes derived from inverse modelling, and analysis on their correlation with climate parameters and other ancillary data. 

The position will provide the successful candidate the opportunity to work within a team of JRC scientists with expertise in experimental observations of GHGs, GHG emission inventories and inverse modelling of GHG fluxes and concentrations. 

Application deadline is 16th August 2022 at 23:59, Brussels time. More details can be found at: https://recruitment.jrc.ec.europa.eu/?type=AX&category=FGIV 

Vacancy code: 2022-IPR-C5-FGIV-021189 - ISPRA.
Title: Scientific Project Officer – Greenhouse Gas Data Scientist.

 

Head of ICOS Calibration Laboratory (m/f/d), Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena

The Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry (MPI-BGC) is looking for a Head of ICOS Calibration Laboratory (m/f/d) on a full-time, possibly part-time, basis, initially limited for 2 years. MPI-BGC are looking for a Laboratory Manager with an inclusive, appreciative and goal-oriented leadership style. This position offers an exciting working environment in a small team of 12 people and a modern equipped laboratory. 

For more information, click here.

The deadline for applications is 5th September 2022.

Contact: Mr Armin Jordan, Head of the ICOS service group (ajordan@bgc-jena.mpg.de)

 

Atmospheric modeller, Norwegian Institute for Air Research, Kjeller, Norway (full-time, permanent)

The ATMOS department within the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) is seeking a research scientist to join their team. The successful candidate will use atmospheric transport modeling and inverse modeling to better understand the sources, sinks and transport of various atmospheric pollutants, including greenhouse gases. For greenhouse gases, specifically CO2 and CH4, the use of satellite data will also play an important role. The principle atmospheric transport model used at ATMOS is the Lagrangian particle dispersion model, FLEXPART, for which ATMOS is also one of the main developers. The successful candidate will also eventually be expected to develop their own research interests and to write proposals.

For more information, click here. 

Contact: Research Director Kjetil Tørseth kt@nilu.no

 

Research Assistant/Field technician for environmental field measurements at SLU, Sweden (full-time, permanent)

The Unit for Field-based Forest Research at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)/ Faculty of Forest Sciences, is hiring an experienced technician in the area of environmental field measurements. Working within a team of Research Engineers and Technicians at the Svartberget Field station, offers a great opportunity for those who enjoy working outdoors, and making a positive contribution to boreal ecosystem research.

The position remains open until filled. 

For more information, click here.

Contact: Johan Westin, johan.westin@slu.se; Matthias Peichl, matthias.peichl@slu.se; Mats Nilsson, mats.b.nilsson@slu.se

 

Research Engineer for micrometeorology and environmental field measurements at SLU, Sweden (full-time, permanent) 

The Unit for Field-based Forest Research at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)/ Faculty of Forest Sciences, is hiring an experienced Research Engineer in the area of micrometeorology and environmental field measurements. Working within a team of Research Engineers and Technicians at the Svartberget Field station, offers a great opportunity for those who enjoy working outdoors, and making a positive contribution to boreal ecosystem research.

The position remains open until filled. 

For more information, click here.

Johan Westin, johan.westin@slu.se; Matthias Peichl, matthias.peichl@slu.se; Mats Nilsson, mats.b.nilsson@slu.se

 

PhD in the Catchment and Wetland Sciences (CAWS) Research Group, Canada (full-time, fixed term) 

A fully funded 4-year PhD position is open at the Catchment and Wetland Sciences (CAWS) Research Group (www.caws.ualberta.ca), in the Department of Renewable Resources at University of Alberta, under the supervision of Dr. David Olefeldt. Start of program is January 2023, or May 2023. We are looking for a talented student with interests in ecosystem greenhouse gas balance, soil biogeochemistry, peatland ecology, and Canada’s northern permafrost region. The project will focus on the use of eddy co-variance techniques to assess the greenhouse gas and energy balance of northern permafrost peatlands affected by wildfire.

The position will be open until a suitable candidate has been hired.

For more information, click here.

Contact: Dr. David Olefeldt, olefeldt@ualberta.ca

 

Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University, Sweden (full-time, permanent) 

Lund University seeks to hire a lecturer in Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science with a focus on micrometeorological methods for generating data regarding greenhouse gas exchange between the Earth surface, vegetation, and atmosphere. The department runs a number of field stations for measuring carbon fluxes using eddy covariance techniques in primarily boreal and temperate environments but also in semi-arid ecosystems located in Africa. Application areas for these measurements range from generating basic knowledge within micrometeorology and ecosystem function, to forestry, agriculture, and environmental monitoring.

For more information, click here.

Deadline for applications: 30th September, 2022

Contact: Jonathan Seaquist, Head of Department, jonathan.seaquist@nateko.lu.se
Helen Johansson, Recruitment Officer, helen.johansson@science.lu.se

 

Postdoc / young scientist for modelling the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from agricultural land, INRAE, France (2 years) 

INRAE is looking for a motivated postdoc / young scientist for a project focused on quantifying the emissions of VOCs between agricultural land and the atmosphere via the analysis of existing datasets and their integration into soil-surface exchange models. Work will be performed in collaboration with researchers of the French agronomic institute (INRAE) UMR ECOSYS in Grignon (soon Saclay) (near Paris) and Lyon (southern France), and the University of Irvine, California (USA).

For more information, click here.

Contact: Raia Silvia Massad, raia-silvia.massad@inrae.fr
Raluca Ciuraru, raluca.ciuraru@inrae.fr
Benjamin Loubet, benjamin.loubet@inrae.fr

 

Postdoc on global modelling of plant hydraulics and xylem growth, INRAE Nancy, France (1 + 3 years)

The postdoc will assess forest resilience to future climate change on continental scale under the dichotomy of the very different hydraulic strategies of conifers and broadleaved trees. A hydraulic and tree-ring formation model, developed in another workpackage, will be adapted and incorporated in a dynamic global vegetation model. We expect that the new combined model of tree-ring formation and plant hydraulics will display hysteresis and legacy effects in plant growth for several years after major drought and heat wave events. Drought-related risks under climate change in temperate and boreal forests will be evaluated, with a special interest in the different hydraulic strategies of broadleaved angiosperms compared to needle-leaved gymnosperms.

For more information, click here. 

Deadline for applications: 30th September 2022

Contact: Matthias Cuntz, matthias.cuntz@inrae.fr