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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Soil Biogeochemistry

University of Reading - Geography & Environmental Science

Location: Reading
Salary: £31,406 to £36,386 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 17th December 2021
Closes: 26th January 2022
Job Ref: SRF38003
 

We seek applications for a motivated post-doctoral researcher to work on a project, “Decoding nitrogen dynamics in soil”, funded under the NSF-NERC Signals in the Soil (SitS) programme. 

We are looking to appoint a soil biogeochemist to join the interdisciplinary SitS project team of engineers and environmental modellers to work on validation of developed sensors, through comparison with conventional soil sampling and analysis methods.  You will assist with deployment of sensors at a forest field site (based in Essex) and lead field data collection for additional soil, plant and environmental parameters for calibration and verification of high-resolution modelling of N cycling. You will use your knowledge of N dynamics in soil-plant systems to gain improved understanding of the relationship between soil nitrogen cycling and tree health status.

You will have:

  • PhD, or equivalent experience, in soil biogeochemistry
  • Excellent fieldwork and laboratory skills for environmental monitoring, sampling, sample preparation and analysis
  • Numerical and IT skills required for data management and analysis
  • Ability to communicate research effectively, both in writing and in oral presentation
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to interact constructively and proactively within the multidisciplinary project team

The appointment is for a fixed term of 24 months.

Interviews for this role will be held on 4 February 2022.

For more details about the role and the skills and experience required please view the Role Description and Person Specification and Further Particulars via the links below.

Informal contact details

Contact role: Principal Investigator
Contact name: Liz Shaw
Contact phone: 0118 3740161
Contact email: e.j.shaw@reading.ac.uk

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route. Applicants should ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement under the PBS. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

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