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Vacancies Feb. 2019

Vacancies in soil science and related fields.

 

Chairperson position available at the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Michigan State University.

Michigan State University’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources invites applications and nominations for Chairperson of the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences (PSM). PSM is an interdisciplinary department including: Agronomy/crop science; Microbial science; Plant breeding and genetics; Plant pathology; Soil science; Turfgrass science and management; and Weed science.
The department provides a stimulating intellectual environment for engaged scholarship in promoting durable agricultural systems and environmental stewardship. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to embody and convey the land-grant mission of teaching, research, and extension/outreach to multiple audiences; provide effective leadership and management of multidisciplinary programs; be a strong advocate for the Department; and provide leadership for the continuing development of outstanding regional, national, and international programs. The full time, 12-month appointment position is available beginning August 15, 2019.
http://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/500648/chairpersonmanagement

 

Postdoctoral Appointee-Regional Climate Modeling of Land-Atmospheric Interaction Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL
The Environmental Science Division (EVS) at Argonne provides intellectual and technical leadership in environmental and Earth system sciences. We tackle the most important scientific problems of our nation on the nexus of water, energy and environment.
We seek a Postdoctoral research associate who will investigate the effect of soil moisture and land surface properties on boundary layer moisture processes and the hydrological feedback, using both ground-based observations and regional climate model simulations.
In this role you will:
  *   Conduct innovative research on the processes that control moisture and energy flux exchanges at the land-atmosphere interface.
  *   Assimilate soil moisture and surface fluxes data into a regional climate model (i.e. WRF) and simulate the hydrological responses.
  *   Collaborate on additional research projects within the climate and atmospheric science research group.
  *   Collaborate with the Math and Computational Science (MCS) division on high-performance computing and advanced data discovery.
  *   Disseminate research results to the community by publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific conferences.
Position Requirements
We expect you to have:
  *   A recent Ph.D. in atmospheric science or related fields.
  *   Experience with regional climate modeling, especially using WRF-ARW and/or coupled with land surface model.
  *   Experience with data mining and fusion of large datasets from various observational platforms.
  *   Knowledge of boundary layer thermodynamics, land surface processes and modeling, and data assimilation.
  *   Experience with high-performance computing systems.
  *   Experience in the Linux/Unix programming environment and proficiency in visualization.
  *   Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, and capability of working effectively in a multidisciplinary team.
Apply at: https://www.anl.gov/hr/postdoctoral-applicants Requisition Number: 405622

 

Professor Carbon and Earth surface processes at the University of Orléans, France
The University of Orléans is seeking applications for a Full Professor faculty position in Carbon and Earth Surface processes (in French nomenclature: “Professeur des Universités” in section 35 or 36 of CNU; see http://www.cpcnu.fr/web/section-35 or .... /section-36). Candidates should have demonstrated their ability to conduct independent research in the aforementioned areas and should have a record of success in attracting external research funding. Candidates should also demonstrate excellence in teaching and mentoring. The position requires also a commitment to service to the University.- 1st sept. 2019

 

Research Coordinator at NCAR, USA
The North Central CASC is seeking to hire a Research Coordinator, under a term hiring arrangement (maximum four years). This position would be located in Boulder, and would assist the CASC in managing, tracking, monitoring, and supporting the implementation of the NC CASC research program and related activities in support of natural resource managers in the North Central region (ND, SD, NE, KS, CO, MT, WY).
PLEASE DISTRIBUTE TO YOUR NETWORKS. HIRING CLOSES FEBRUARY 22
<https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/523169200>
Aparna Bamzai-Dodson, Deputy Director, North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center U.S. Geological Survey


PhD position at the Institute of Ecology/University of Innsbruck
We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student to work on an interdisciplinary three-year project funded by the Austrian Academy of Sciences investigating the spatio-temporal variability in water availability and demand in the Peruvian Andes (https://agroclim-huaraz.info/ https://agroclim-huaraz.info.
The PhD candidate is expected to (i) conduct field work in the Cordillera blanca/negra area surrounding Huaraz/Peru in collaboration with local collaborators including micrometeorological flux measurements, proximal sensing and canopy/soil analyses, (ii) analyse satellite remote sensing proxies of crop growth and relate these to trends temperature/precipitation variability, and (iii) use a process-based model (AcquaCrop) to simulate past, current and likely future crop yield and water use in the study area.
Consideration will be given to candidates possessing (i) excellent English oral and written communication skills, who (ii) are willing and able to spend several months in the study area for field work, (iii) have demonstrated experience in at least one of the scientific fields above, and (iv) fulfil the requirements to enrol in the PhD program Biology at the University of Innsbruck. Candidates able to speak Spanish will be given priority – non-Spanish speaking candidates are expected to acquire basic Spanish communications skills within the first few months after starting the position.
The candidate will be embedded in the interdisciplinary research environment of the Biometeorology group www.biomet.co.at at the Institute of Ecology at the University of Innsbruck and is expected to become a member in the doctoral program “Alpine Biology and Global Change”. The candidate will closely collaborate with colleagues from the Institute of Atmospheric- and Cryospheric Sciences at the University of Innsbruck, Agroscope in Switzerland and colleagues in Huaraz.

 

Junior researcher / MSc student at Italy
We are looking for a junior researcher to support our research activities within the ECOPOTENTIAL project (<http://www.ecopotential-project.eu>). ECOPOTENTIAL is a large European-funded H2020 project that focuses
its activities on a targeted set of internationally recognised Protected Areas, blending Earth Observations from remote sensing and field measurements, data analysis and modelling of current and future ecosystem conditions and services. We provide satellite-derived environmental information for many of the protected sites in mountain ecosystems and aim to understand how this information can be used to better understand spatial pattern and temporal changes in biodiversity in the view of climate change. The junior researcher should support this objective by analyzing the impact of snow and vegetation phenology on chamois population dynamics in the Gran Paradiso National Park (Italy) following the ECOPOTENTIAL storyline (<http://www.ecopotential-project.eu/site-studies/storylines.html?id=120>).
The work is fully supported by the Gran Paradiso National Park and will be carried out in close collaboration with the scientific team of the park (<http://www.pngp.it/en>).

 

FG IV – Project Officer – Scientific Research - Energy and Water resource availability at ISPRA, European Commission, Italy
I would like to inform you that the European Commission DG JRC has opened a call for a Contractual Agent position "FG IV – Project Officer – Scientific Research - Energy and Water resource availability". More details here. Deadline for applications: 18 February 2019.
I would kindly ask you to spread the information through your networks.
http://recruitment.jrc.ec.europa.eu/showprj.php?type=A&id=1406

 

Postdoctoral Researcher in Fate and Transport of Phosphorus at Maryland, USA
The Department of Environmental Science and Technology at the University of Maryland seeks candidates for a multi-year postdoctoral research associate position on fate and transport of phosphorus in agricultural landscapes. The initial appointment will be for 1-year with the possibility of extension based on performance.
POSITION SUMMARY: The successful candidate will lead a project investigating the cycling and transport of phosphorus from crop production systems in Maryland. Specific duties of this position will include investigating phosphorus losses via surface (and sub-surface) transport pathways from several edge-of-the-field on-farm sites across the state. Sites will be instrumented with H-flumes, ISCO auto-samplers, flow meters, and rain-gauges. The candidate will collect and analyze water, soil, and sediments samples from field sites for various chemical and isotope analyses of phosphorus using Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry, Lachat QuickChem 8500 FIA, and others. Potential exists for exploring the use of real-time insitu orthophosphate sensors and the oxygen isotope of phosphate (δ18Op) to better understand phosphorus cycling, transformations, and transport in crop production systems. The selected candidate will work with field and lab technicians, graduate students, undergraduate students, and postdocs and act as a liaison with the state and federal agencies, farmers, and other stakeholders.
More details: contact http://enst.umd.edu/people/faculty/gurpal-toor or Dr. Gurpal Toor (gstoor@umd.edu).

 

PhD position in Dynamic soil erosion and sediment delivery modelling in Europe in Leuven, BE
KU Leuven and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission are inviting applications for a PhD position through the Collaborative Doctoral Partnership scheme. KU Leuven  offers a four-year PhD position in collaboration with the JRC of the European Commission. The PhD research will be realized at the JRC in Ispra, Italy, for a period of up to 24 months. Deadline: 28.2.19. More vacancies at: https://esdac.jrc.ec.europa.eu/vacancies

 

Assistant Research Scientist, Geophysicist in Illinois, USA
The Illinois State Geological Survey is seeking an *Assistant Research Scientist, Geophysicist* to develop and sustain an independent geophysical research program aimed at innovative and strategic development, and applications of shallow and environmental seismic geophysical methods to contribute to multi-disciplinary research programs within the Prairie Research Institute and beyond. The position will be based in Champaign, Illinois.
Qualifications include a Ph.D. in geophysics, geology, engineering, or a related discipline that is appropriate with major duties. Preferred qualifications include/* expertise and knowledge of integrating various 1-D and 2-D geophysical methods, and knowledge of geophysical program strategies to contribute to shallow, unconsolidated sediment and aquifer characterization.*/
Further explanation and instruction on how to apply can be found at The Illinois Academic Job Board [1] or contact Lori Walston-Vonderharr, Human Resources, Prairie Research Institute at lwalston@illinois.edu [2]. Applications must be received by *February 19, 2019*.
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https://jobs.illinois.edu/research-positions/job-details?jobID=108893&job=assistant-research-scientist-geophysicist-illinois-state-geological-survey-108893

 

Assistant Professor in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at UC Davis, USA
As part of a campus-wide initiative to hire leading research faculty with a strong commitment to teaching, research and service that will promote the success of underrepresented minority students (African-American, Latino (a)/Chicano (a)/Hispanic, and Native American) and address the needs of our increasingly diverse state, UC Davis announces an assistant professor faculty position in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Applications are encouraged from candidates with a strong disciplinary background in any current or emerging area that will fit within one of our departments in the agricultural, environmental, and human/social sciences arenas.
More info here: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF02608

 

Chairperson-Management at Michigan State University
Michigan State University's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources invites applications and nominations for Chairperson of the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences (PSM). PSM is an interdisciplinary department including: Agronomy/crop science; Microbial science; Plant breeding and genetics; Plant pathology; Soil science; Turfgrass science and management; and Weed science.
The department provides a stimulating intellectual environment for engaged scholarship in promoting durable agricultural systems and environmental stewardship. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to embody and convey the land-grant mission of teaching, research, and extension/outreach to multiple audiences; provide effective leadership and management of multidisciplinary programs; be a strong advocate for the Department; and provide leadership for the continuing development of outstanding regional, national, and international programs. The full time, 12-month appointment position is available beginning August 15, 2019.
More infO: http://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/500648/chairpersonmanagement

 

Researchers to strength its Program in the field of “Hydrology and Hydraulics”
The desired candidates should work in the pursuing of different of the following objectives within the Program:
• Develop hydrological models for flood forecasting and water management;
• Strength the use of satellite data in hydrology for flood and droughts;
• Improve the modelling of snow for hydrological purposes;
• Evaluate the impact of climate change on hydrological cycle;
• Support the operative activities in flood forecasting.
More information can be found here:
http://www.cimafoundation.org/cima-foundation/who-we-are/open-calls.html

 

PostDoc on Multimodel synthesis of #drought at UFZ, Germany
We are looking for a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher to join us at the department of Computational HydroSystems (CHS) at the UFZ (Leipzig, Germany) to work on the DFG-funded project “XEROS: eXtreme EuRopean drOughtS: Multimodel synthesis of past, present and future events”. XEROS is a part of a bilateral German-Czech project in collaboration with the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague - CULS.
Postdoc (m/f/x)
Full-time position (100%, 39 hours per week), limited to 3 years
Your tasks:
Establishment of high-resolution, multi-model hydrologic models across Europe
Historical reconstruction and assessment of (meteorological, agricultural and hydrologic) droughts based on multi-model ensembles including benchmarking of severe drought events in a long perspective (i.e., 500-year)
Enhancing the reliability of future hydro-climatic projections
https://recruitingapp-5128.de.umantis.com/Vacancies/1561/Description/2?customer=5128

 

Doctoral Student in Environmental Sciences/Physical Geography  at Uni Gothenburg, Sweden
The Doctoral Student will work in the research group of Arctic and Polar Ecology (APE@GU) within the research environment Ecosystem Sciences at the Department of Earth Sciences. This research group constitutes today of one Associate Professor, one Researcher, and two Doctoral Students. Our research topics includes: herbivory-plant-soil interactions, plant and soil microbial community dynamics, permafrost thaw, ecosystem C and N dynamics, and soil-snow-atmosphere interactions. The research group is involved in several larger research projects and networks, such as BECC (Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in a Changing Climate) and ITEX (International Tundra Experiment), and is scientific coordinator of the research station Latnjajaure in the Swedish Oroarctic tundra.
More info: https://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/vacancies-details/?id=3826

 

PhD on methane fluxes at Lund, Sweden
The PhD student will work with an established model-data fusion method to exploit the observational constraint of methane ecosystem flux measurements on model estimates of CH4 fluxes from wetlands via the optimisation of model process parameters. The approach will build on the Carbon Cycle Data Assimilation System (CCDAS; Scholze et al. 2007. J.
Geophys. Res. 112, D17305). The student will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in Germany and the Netherlands.
The PhD positions are for 4 years, with a preferred start in Spring 2019.
Closing date for applications: 17 February 2019
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