Postdoctoral researcher in biogeochemistry/microbial ecology
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A position as a postdoctoral researcher in biogeochemistry/microbial ecology is available in the Limnology program of the Department of Ecology and Genetics, specify the program.
The Department of Ecology and Genetics is an international environment with staff and students from all over the world. Our research spans from evolutionary ecology and genetics to studies of ecosystems. For more information, see www.ieg.uu.se.
The limnology program conducts research and teaching on the ecology and biogeochemistry of inland waters, from microscopic to global scale.
Project description: The postdoc will work in a collaborative research group focusing on the persistence and degradation of organic matter in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. The project spans across a broad set of disciplines and fields of expertize, including geochemistry, microbial ecology, analytical chemistry, and aquatic as well as terrestrial ecosystem science. The research aims to understand how the stability of organic matter is controlled by environmental factors, microbial functional diversity, and the chemical diversity of organic matter. The position includes supervision of PhD and MSc students. The project is funded by the Swedish Research Council, and by The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.
Qualifications required: For this position the candidate must hold a PhD degree within a field of relevance for biogeochemistry or microbial ecology. The candidate is expected to take initiatives and develop the project, in collaboration with other project participants as well as with external partners, nationally and internationally. To be qualified, experience and knowledge is required in one or or several of the following fields: analytical chemistry, geochemistry, microbial ecology, limnology and marine ecology, soil science, ecosystem science. Candidates must be able to express themselves very well in spoken as well as written English. In the evaluation of candidates, we will emphasize personal qualities such as independence and teamwork skills.
To be eligible the candidate must have a PhD degree, or a foreign degree equivalent to this, completed less than three years before the application deadline. The three year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.
Instructions for the application: The application should include 1) a letter of intent describing yourself, your research interests and motivation of why you want to work as a postdoctoral researcher/fellow and why you are suitable for the position, 2) a CV 3) a short description of your education, 4) a copy of your PhD degree, your grades and a copy of your thesis, 5) name and contact information to at least two reference persons (e-mail address and phone no.), 6) relevant publications. The application should be written in English.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Salary: Individual salary.
Starting date: 2020-02-01 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary full-time position for 24 months, according to central collective agreement.
Scope of employment: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact: Professor Lars Tranvik, email@example.com, +46 18 471 2722.
Please submit your application by 2 December 2019, UFV-PA 2019/3583.
Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.
Placement: Department of Ecology and Genetics
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/3583
Last application date: 2019-12-02
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