The Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry (www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-agriculture-and-forestry) at the University of Helsinki, located on the Viikki Campus, promotes the sustainable use of natural resources and human wellbeing through scientific research and research-based teaching. The Faculty’s key areas of education and research are food, agricultural, forest and environmental sciences, and microbiology and economics in relation to these areas. The Faculty has 3200 undergraduate and postgraduate students and employs 500 experts.
The Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry at the University of Helsinki invites applications for the position of a
for a fixed term of four years starting on 1 November 2018 onwards (or as agreed) to work in the European Research Council (ERC) and Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE) funded project MEMETRE (From processes to modelling of methane emissions from trees) https://blogs.helsinki.fi/Methane-forest/projects/memetre/. The doctoral student will join a multidisciplinary group of 10 scientists studying the exchange of greenhouse gases methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) in forest ecosystems, with the main aim at answering the question: what is the role of trees in the CH4 and N2O exchange of forests.
We will achieve this by conducting novel laboratory and field experiments focusing on CH4 exchange processes at leaf-level, tree and ecosystem level. We will utilize state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, stable and radiocarbon isotopes and molecular biology techniques to reveal the processes and process drivers, and this information will directly be utilized in process model development.
Do you want to be part of our dream team? Tasks for the Doctoral student include 1) conducting laboratory and field experiments on CH4 exchange of trees utilizing molecular biology and stable and radiocarbon isotopes to reveal the processes and process drivers of CH4 exchange, 2) to analyze data, report and present scientific findings, and 3) to actively participate in interdisciplinary group work to guarantee direct interplay between the experimental work and modelling.
We are seeking a highly motivated student with background in ecophysiology, plant biology, molecular biology, forest ecology, biogeochemistry, or other relevant fields. Interest towards a scientific career, work experience in research projects is an asset.
This project is a collaborative project with Professor Jaana Bäck’s research groups, www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/ecosystem-processes and is also affiliated to the Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR www.helsinki.fi/en/inar-institute-for-atmospheric-and-earth-system-research). We offer an internationally competitive package and access to state-of-the-art infrastructures (such as ICOS, Integrated Carbon Observation System, www.icos-ri.eu).
The appointee should either already have the right to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki by the start of the appointment, or apply for the right, and obtain it within the probationary period of six months of their appointment. If the candidate does not already have the right to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki, it must be applied for separately. (www.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-education/the-application-process-i…).
The appointee can conduct their Ph.D. studies at one of the University of Helsinki Doctoral Programmes: Plant Sciences (www.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-education/doctoral-schools-and-prog…), Atmospheric Sciences (www.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-education/doctoral-schools-and-prog…), Interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences www.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-programme-in-interdisciplinary-envi…, or Sustainable Use of Renewable Natural Resources (www.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-programme-in-sustainable-use-of-ren…).
The salary shall be based on levels 2–4 of the job requirement scheme for teaching and research staff in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal performance will be paid. The gross salary range will be approx. 2065–3022 euros per month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and work experience. In addition, occupational healthcare will be provided. The appointment starts with a probationary period of six months.
Applicants are requested to enclose with their applications the following documents as a single pdf file:
2) motivation letter
3) publication list, and
4) a minimum of two references
Please submit your application through the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link Apply for the position. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to submit their application via the SAP HR portal.
The deadline for applications is 10 October 2018. The position can be filled in November 2018, or as soon as suitable for the appointee.
For additional information, please contact Associate Professor Mari Pihlatie, mari.pihlatie(at)helsinki.fi.
Further information on the recruitment process may be obtained from HR Specialist Mirkka Juntunen (mirkka.juntunen(at)helsinki.fi).
In case you need support with the recruitment system, please contact recruitment(at)helsinki.fi.
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