Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Leicester - Department of Geography

College of Science and Engineering

Department of Geography

Salary Grade 7 - £32,958 per annum due to funding external restrictions.

Full-time fixed term post from 02 January 2018 to 28 December 2019.

Together our staff and students are discovering innovative ways to change the world for the better and there has never been a more exciting time for you to join us. We are ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide and have an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. We are led by discovery and innovation, with the synergy between research and learning at the core of our activity.

In this role you will combine data from earth observation satellites and field observations in an explanatory framework for understanding recruitment failure post-fire in Siberian boreal forests, and incorporating this information in a model of land surface conditions and ecosystem greenhouse gas fluxes.

The ideal candidate will be educated to PhD level in a relevant area of geography or environmental science with a broad knowledge of remote sensing data and techniques for studying ecosystems. You will have a familiarity with ecological models with some relevant fieldwork, preferably in remote environments.

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Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Dr Kirsten Barrett on

The closing date for this post is midnight on 10 September 2017.

Interviews are anticipated to take place on 26 September 2017.

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