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  • Postdoctoral researcher (PhD) required to work in a Brazil-United Kingdom team, based at the University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
    Investigation: The carbon balance in the Amazon. The position is part of the NERC (UK) and Fapesp (Brazil) - funded Projects, in the scope of Large Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA) to estimate the carbon balance of the Amazon basin, and provides opportunities to cooperate with a multi-disciplinary team, learn new techniques and to make major scientific contributions to problems of scientific and environmental interest. The field research will be conducted especially in tropical forests and wetlands ecosystems, to measure methane and carbon dioxide fluxes with micrometeorological methods, at tower sites in Brazil (Ilha do Bananal, state of Tocantins) and in Peru (Tambopata). The successful candidate will liaise closely with scientists in the UK.
    Requirements: We seek a person with experience in similar projects, including instrumentation, data collection, publication, able to work both independently and collaboratively, plan and initiate activities and to manage projects. The applicant must have good linguistic skills and readiness in Portuguese and English, effective written/oral communication skills, research skills, including data processing and analysis, demonstrated ability to conduct, publish and otherwise disseminate high-quality research in peer-reviewed journals. The appointment will be for one year up to three years, starting as soon as possible.
    To apply, email a cover letter, CV and names/contact information of two references to Dr. John Grace, University of Edinburgh, UK, and to Dr. Humberto Rocha, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • PhD position energy in transition, in the Department of Environmental Policy Analysis at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), VU University Amsterdam.
    More information (pdf, 61kb)
  • Ph.D. student in Ecology at the The Institute of Plant, Animal and Agroecosystem Sciences at ETH Zurich. More information (pdf, 26kb)
  • Scientist C (PostDoc) (vacancy number 10-13) On "Inverse modeling of the sources and sinks of atmospheric carbon monoxide using satellite instruments".
    For information, see: www.sron.nl
  • Postdoctoral fellow in ocean carbon cycle modelling at the Geophysical Institute / Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Norway - re-announcement.
    For information: http://www.bjerknes.uib.no [switch to English language on top right corner]
    Electronic application and CV are to be submitted via the link:
    Closing date for applications: 13 August 2010
  • The University of Toronto are looking for two post-doctoral fellows to participate in a university-government joint project funded by the NSERC Strategic Grant Program and the Canadian Forest Service to contribute to the development of the Carbon Budget Model of the Canadian Forest Sector (CBM-CFS). The project is funded for three years. The positions are available immediately.
    For information: www.globalcarbonproject/global/pdf/UniversityofToronto_post-docs_Nov09.pdf (pdf, 42kb)
  • The Forest Technology Centre of Catalonia is looking for a project manager at the postdoctoral or advanced technologist level to participate in a multinational project partially funded by the EU through the INTERREG IV-A programme: ‘ Trans-border network for the assessment and management of water, carbon and energy fluxes under climate change conditions in agricultural and grassland ecosystems in the Pyrenees (FLUXPYR)’.
    For information: www.globalcarbonproject.org/global/pdf/FLUXPYR - Project manager position(2009Sep).pdf (pdf, 46kb)
  • The Climate and Global Dynamics Division (CGD) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, seeks an individual to provide leadership and guidance to a program devoted to addressing scientific questions that are germane to understanding global biogeochemical cycles, their interactions with climate, and improving their numerical simulation and prediction in Earth system models.
    For information: www.globalcarbonproject/global/pdf/NCAR Carbon Cycle Job(Sep2009).pdf (pdf, 30kb)
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Earth Sciences Division, seek a post doc to work on high-latitude ecosystem-climate feedbacks (methane biogeochemistry and/or dynamic vegetation) using a global coupled climate carbon-cycle model. The successful applicant will develop and test new model capabilities for the Community Land Model of CCSM, (the NCAR global climate modeling system) and evaluate the likelihood of abrupt climate change due to biogeochemical and biophysical feedbacks involving arctic and boreal ecosystems.
    Website: http://esd.lbl.gov/research/projects/abrupt_climate_change/impacts/