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Weekly job offers May 09, 2018

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Assistant Clinical Professor at University of Maryland, USA

The selected Assistant Clinical Professor/Nutrient Management Program Coordinator will oversee the Agricultural Nutrient Management Program (ANMP). This program is funded by Maryland Department of Agriculture and resides within the Department of the Department of Environmental Science and Technology. The goal of this program is to provide educational opportunities and technical support for certified nutrient management consultants in Maryland.

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PhD in fate veterinary pharmaceuticals in the environment at Wageningen University, NL

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) recently granted a four-year research project Decision Support Tools for Risk-based Prioritization and Control of Contaminants of Emerging Concern (SUSPECt) within the context of the NWO program Partnershipprogramma TTW-STOWA-KWR-TKI Watertechnologie “Contaminants of Emerging Concern”. Collaborating participants are Radboud University in Nijmegen, Wageningen University, RIVM, and Deltares. SUSPECt focuses on emission of Contaminants of Emerging Concern to the environment, and in particular to surface water. At Wageningen University, the focus is on the improved understanding and quantification of transport routes and rates of Veterinary Pharmaceuticals (VP) from livestock to surface water. In dialogue with a broad group of stakeholders, we select which VP to consider explicitly in the project. For these VP (or VP-groups), we investigate the transfer of VP from manure, through storage facilities, towards agricultural fields. The fractions of VP that actually arrive in the field, will be subject to (i) runoff into surface water, (ii) leaching through the water unsaturated soil, and (iii) through water saturated groundwater, as well as to (iv) sorption, transformation and other inactivation processes. In particular these four processes (i)-(iv) will be investigated through the application and development of models. Model results will be compared to passive monitoring. Processes will be investigated at the local as well as the regional scales.

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Postdoctoral and Ph.D at IPGP, France

Funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR), a new CZ research project, “CZ-TOP”, seeks to integrate stable isotope tracers with reactive transport and non-steady state hydrologic modeling to gain an improved understanding of the processes that control concentration-discharge relationships in watersheds. The project will have positions available for two post-doctoral scholars and at least one Ph.D. candidate.  We seek individuals with interests in developing new approaches in non-traditional isotope geochemistry, reactive transport modeling, and non-steady state hydrologic modeling in the Critical Zone. The host institution will be the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris ( [1]). The working environment will be dynamic, collaborative and interdisciplinary. 

Positions may begin October 1, 2018, although later start dates are possible. The postdoctoral positions may be funded for up to two years, the doctoral candidate for three years. Candidates should provide a C.V., publication list, statement of research interest (≤ 2 pages), and the names and contact information for three professional references to Louis Derry (derry at
Supervisors: Prof. Louis Derry, IPGP and Cornell University and Prof. Jerome Gaillardet, IPGP.

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Postdoc in crop-soil process modelling of arable and agroforestry systems at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark

In our Research Group on Climate Change and Food Security at the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen we have an open Postdoc position in crop-soil process modelling of arable and agroforestry systems. The position is for one year with possibility of extension and the applicant should have expertise in:

  • Mechanistic modelling of crop-soil processes in arable crops 
  • Model calibration and validation for new crops and crop combinations 
  • Mathematical background to carry out the required model parameterization 
  • Experience with DAISY model is preferred 
  • Field trial implementation and sampling of plant and soil samples 
  • Writing skills for manuscript preparation and publication 
  • Report preparation for H2020 and ERA-NET projects 

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Postdoc in process based modelling of greenhouse gas emissions at NIBIO, Norway

At NIBIO, we have an open post doc position in process based modelling of greenhouse gas emissions. The position is linked to the research project "Climate smart use of Norwegian organic soils” (MYR), funded by the Research Council of Norway. The project has an international team of experts working with experimental as well as modelling approaches. The position is for three years.

We are looking for a person with the following qualifications:

•PhD in agriculture, plant sciences, soil sciences, environmental sciences, or similar

•Solid skills in development and use of process based agricultural or biogeochemical models

•Fluency in minimum one programming language

•Good command of written and verbal English

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Research Ecologist and Landscape Ecologist at Forest Service, Knoxville, TN, USA

 The scientist is a Research Ecologist within the Southern Research Station (SRS), Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program located in Knoxville, TN. The Southern unit of FIA is one of four regional FIA units charged with conducting a nationally consistent, strategic annual forest inventory of the U.S. and its territories. The SRS-FIA mission is to conduct a program of research to improve the understanding of Southern forest ecosystems through inventories and analyses of the status and trends in resource conditions, use, productivity, and sustainability; and to conduct research to provide improved technology for timely and accurate resource estimates. SRS-FIA: (1) conducts periodic inventories of Southern forest ecosystems, while implementing annual inventories as is practical and appropriate; (2) develops and implements all components of a Southern annual forest inventory system; (3) integrates the FIA and Forest Health Monitoring (FHM) detection programs; and (4) continues development of reliable information on resource use and timber product output.

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Ecologist / Soil Scientist at Nat. Agro Forestry Center in Lincoln, NE, USA

This position is Ecologist/Soil scientist of the National Agroforestry Center (NAC), a unit of the Sustainable Forest Management Staff, of the Research and Development Deputy Area, Forest Service Washington Office.  The incumbent will be located in Lincoln, Nebraska.  The incumbent provides national leadership in and conducts forestry research to advance the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s working lands, waters, and communities.  This work will advance the ability of USDA staff to advance agroforestry research, principles and practices, throughout the United States.   

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Computational Geo-Environmental Engineer at CSIRO, Australia

We are seeking a Computational Geo-environmental Engineer/Scientist to be a part of the Environmental Tracers and Applications team in Adelaide. This team sits within the Water Resources Management Program, and operates one of the leading environmental tracer laboratories with strong noble gas analysis capability for groundwater studies. In this role, you will undertake innovative research and deliver to high impact projects on demonstrating (i) containment capacity of deep crystalline rocks, clay-based sediments or salt rocks for radioactive waste disposal, (ii) degradation of engineered barriers under extreme temperature, pressure, and chemical boundary conditions, and (iii) post-closure repository safety assessment.

As a member of our team, you will contribute to multi-disciplinary projects across CSIRO and its partners, in Australia and overseas. You will have the ability to use rare noble gas isotopes of rock pore fluids for making inferences about the hydraulic isolation capacity of host rocks and presence/absence of exposure pathways across the geosphere. 

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