Bangor University

Published on 11 years ago

Location: UK

Bangor University

Research Officer in Boreal Nitrogen Dynamics
Bangor University -School of Environment, Natural Resources & Geography

Job number: BU00130
Contract type: Fixed Term Contract
Salary Range: £30,424 – £36,298
Full time / Part time:* Full time

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to work on a project investigating forest floor carbon and nitrogen dynamics in the boreal zone.

Research is focused on the role of bryophyte dwelling nitrogen fixers in boreal carbon cycling and green house gas fluxes. The project is a collaboration between Bangor University and NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. The post-holder will be based at Bangor University, but will be responsible for coordinating sample collection and storage from field sites in Northern Sweden and other locations associated with the project.

Applicants must have a PhD in plant science, soil science, ecology, forestry or a related field. Applicants should have a good working knowledge of soil biology, biochemistry, and isotopic analysis of stable and radioisotopes in plant and soil samples. Candidates will also have a high degree of proficiency in multivariate statistical data analysis, fluency in English, and experience in writing scientific papers for publication in journals. Experience working under extreme fieldwork conditions and knowledge of plant species in boreal forest environments would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will be expected to start on 1st March 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter, and the post is available until 31 December 2014 with the possibility of an extension depending on funding.

For informal discussions concerning this position and more information on the research project, please contact Prof. Davey Jones,

Applications will only be accepted via our on-line recruitment website.

However, in cases of access issues due to disability, paper application forms are available by telephoning 01248 382926 .

Closing date for applications: 08 February 2013

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