Postdoc estudiando patrones de emisiones de aerosoles y condiciones de microclima en bosques ~

8 de mayo de 2023

Postdoc estudiando patrones de emisiones de aerosoles y condiciones de microclima en bosques

Oferta compartida por Nuria

Climate change and associated extreme events and disturbances may alter the biodiversity and emission characteristics of these sources. Forests are of great help in mitigating climate change by means of transpirational cooling and carbon sequestration. They also constitute a highly diverse source of biological particles that can be emitted into the atmosphere from the soil to the top layer of the canopy. The constituent tree species present different vertical and horizontal gradients of microclimatic conditions, which lead to the stratification of arboreal species communities. Using long-term and new bioaerosol samples from the Leipzig Canopy Crane, we will study how vertical emission patterns during climate extremes differ from normal seasonal cycles.

Your tasks
The postdoc is expected to:
  • Plan and conduct bioaerosol sampling in the experimental field platforms;
  • Prepare existing bioaerosol samples in the laboratory for sequencing analysis;
  • Analyse sequences data using various bioinformatics tools;
  • Participate in internal seminars and external conferences;
  • Publish results in international journals with peer review
Our Requirements
Requirements for this position are: 
  • a PhD in a project-related field (e.g. biology, environmental sciences, bioinformatics); 
  • to have experience in laboratory and fieldwork; 
  • Good skills in R; 
  • Writing skills proven by a publication record; 
  • as a person, you are responsible and an excellent team player;
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is mandatory (group language)
Please send your application with the usual documents (including a cover letter in English describing your motivation for the project, research interests, and relevant experience; the names and contact details of two or more scientific referees; a digital copy of your master’s certificate or equivalent; and your PhD certificate [if you have not received your PhD certificate yet, please upload a short statement about the current status of your PhD and a brief summary of what your thesis is about]), quoting reference number 104/2023, to: 
Leipzig University, Faculty of Life Sciences, 
Jun-Prof. Dr. Beatriz Sanchez Parra, 
Talstraße 33, 04103, Leipzig by 30 June 2023

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