Sweden : Post-doctoral researcher in Earth System modelling: effects of climate change on vegetation productivity and biogeochemical cycles

We seek a post-doctoral research fellow in Earth System modeling,
specifically investigating the dynamic interactions of climate change
on carbon and water balance and crop yields in semi-dry regions.
The work contributes to the EU Project ClimAfrica, as well as other
ongoing projects. The researcher will be placed in the Department of
Physical Geography and Ecosystems Analysis, Lund University, Sweden.

The researcher will be responsible for adapting and applying the
dynamic global vegetation model framework LPJ-GUESS. Model output will be evaluated against a range of observations (e.g., yields, ecosystem carbon fluxes, remote-sensing information, etc).


• Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in a quantitative environmental
sciences Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in a quantitative environmental
sciences discipline, for instance meteorology, Environmental physics,
-biology, or -engineering. Applications from candidates who are close
to completion of their PhD degree will also be considered

• Expertise with process-based mathematical modelling of
ecological processes and skills in handling large, gridded input
(e.g., different land use or climate input) and output fields

• Programming skills (e.g., C++, Fortran; GIS is not sufficient)

• Ability to meet firm deadlines, willingness to communicate
research results and to interact within an international research

We welcome candidates with enthusiasm for collaboration within a
multidisciplinary team, as well as an aptness to pose and solve
problems individually. The work involves extensive international
collaboration and the candidate must be willing to travel. Excellent
written and spoken English is a requirement.

The University strives for an even gender balance. Most of the
employees in this area in the University are male. We therefore
encourage female applicants to these vacancies.

Reference no: 1407
Closing date for applications: June 15, 2010
Date of appointment: Approx. September 2010
Form of employment: Two years time limited employment

How to apply

The application must include a description of motivation and research
interests, detailed CV, publication list and names and contact details
of two referees, as well as the cover sheet found at:

Questions about the position can be directed to

Applications must be sent by mail to
Registrator, Lunds universitet,
Box 117, 221 00 LUND, Sweden.
Please quote the position reference number (1407) when applying.
Late or incomplete applications, or applications that are not directed to the Registrator will not be considered
Tentative Application Deadline : 15 June 2010

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