Greenhouse Gas and Terrestrial Carbon Dynamics Researcher

The James Hutton Institute - Environmental and Biochemical Sciences

Fixed term - 3 years

The James Hutton Institute is an international research centre based in Scotland where we are addressing some of the world’s most challenging problems, including mitigation of climate change within the land use sector.

EBS Environmental and Biochemical Sciences (EBS) is a group of over 80 scientists and spans a range of disciplines encompassing entirely laboratory based work to ecosystem scale research across landscapes and rivers.

This post represents an exciting opportunity to join a team and develop an area of research focused on terrestrial carbon cycling and undertake ecosystem scale greenhouse gas measurements.

The successful applicant will have a broad understanding of the global carbon cycle as applied to terrestrial ecosystem research and specific expertise in the use and application of eddy flux covariance techniques at the ecosystem level. Direct technical experience of setting up and maintaining flux towers is essential.  In addition, the successful applicant will have a good publication and external income track record, well-developed communication skills with a range of stakeholders (including policy-makers) and experience in project management.  A sound knowledge of the opportunities and limitations provided by current carbon and GHG modelling approaches is also essential.

This post will be based at our Aberdeen site, although there may be a requirement to travel to our Dundee site on occasion. The post will require regular site visits to remote field locations.All individuals wishing to work within the UK must be entitled to do so before they can be employed. (if applicable)

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The James Hutton Institute is committed to equal opportunities.  We welcome application from all who believe fit the essential criteria for this post.

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