Postdoc In Soil Biogeochemistry With A Focus On Soil Element Cycling And Isotopes
Swedish University Of Agricultural Sciences
The Department of Soil & Environment conducts research, environmental monitoring & assessment and higher education for sustainable soil management in agriculture, forestry and urban environments. Outcomes are aligned to and contribute towards national and international strategies on food security, national environmental objectives and climate reporting as well as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The majority of the department’s activities and employees are located in the Soil-Water-Environment building on the SLU Ultuna campus in Uppsala, and there is a research group and a field research station situated in Skara.
The group Biogeochemistry of Forest Soils in the Department of Soil and Environment is looking for a postdoc to explore the cycling of carbon and phosphorus in soils in different terrestrial ecosystems. The postdoc will work with soils from long-term field experiments and environmental monitoring sites under different types of land-use on different continents. He/She will use stable as well as non-stable isotopes to explore carbon and phosphorus cycling and conduct method development.
PhD in Soil Science or similar
Experience in (stable or non-stable) isotope analysis
Experience in substance-specific isotope analysis is desirable
Experience in soil chemical analyses
High proficiency in statistical analyses
High proficiency in spoken and written English
Very good writing skills
Good communication skills
High level of enthusiasm about soil research
As postdoctoral appointments are career-developing positions for junior researchers, we are primarily looking for candidates with a doctoral degree that is three years old at most.
Place of work:
Form of employment:
Temporary employment, 24 months
1 November 2021 or according to agreement.
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The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. The university ranks well internationally within its subject areas. SLU is a research-intensive university that also offers unique degree programmes in for example rural development and natural resource management, environmental economics, animal science and landscape architecture.
SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala.
SLU is an equal opportunity employer.
Professor in Biogeochemistry of Forest Soils