Postdoc in boreal streams ecology (Sweden) ~

13 de febrero de 2013

Postdoc in boreal streams ecology (Sweden)

Post-doc position: Ecology and biogeochemistry of boreal streams
This position is fully financed for two years and will be based at the
Department of Forest Ecology and Management, SLU, Umeå, Sweden. The
successful candidate will participate in a collaborative project to
explore the  sensitivity of ecosystem processes in boreal streams to
forest disturbance and succession in the surrounding landscape. This
research is funded through Formas (Swedish Research Council) and will
address multiple facets of stream ecosystem functioning, from the
secondary production of primary consumers, to whole-system measures of
organic matter dynamics and nutrient retention.

Duties: The successful candidate will be expected to help coordinate the
overall field effort, but she/he will have the opportunity to assume
responsibility over particular aspects of the project, depending on
specific interests and expertise

Qualifications: The candidate for this position should have general
training in the aquatic sciences, with experience carrying out field
studies in stream ecosystems. We are particularly interested in applicants
with expertise using hydrological and biogeochemical tools to characterize
stream nutrient dynamics and metabolism.

Competence: Applicants should hold a PhD in ecology, biogeochemistry, or
an equivalent field

Place of work: Umeå, Sweden

Form of employment: Temporary employment, 2-year position

Starting date: By agreement

Application: Submit a two page research statement, curriculum vitae, and
the contact information for two references. Applications should marked
with Ref no. SLU ua 4161/2012.

Please submit your application to the Registrar of SLU, P.O. Box 7070,  SE-
750 07 Uppsala, Sweden or to no later than February 28,

For any questions, please contact Ryan Sponseller, Department of Forest
Ecology and Management, SLU (

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