|Salary:||£34,308 to £42,155|
|Placed On:||12th January 2023|
|Closes:||1st March 2023|
The Pellegrini Lab (https://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/directory/adam-pellegrini) is recruiting for a postdoc position (2.5 years) investigating ecosystem responses to altered fire and grazing regimes in global drylands. The research will consist of visiting research sites in North America, Africa, Australia, and South America, measuring plants and soils periodically over two years (e.g., measurements of plant NPP, soil greenhouse gas fluxes, nitrogen mineralization), and performing several biogeochemical measurements in the lab. This will involve travel and lodging in field locations for multiple months each year. The field and lab work will be supported by a full-time technician. Lab analyses include physiological traits of leaves and roots and soil properties and processes (e.g., carbon isotopes, density fractionations, microbial activity).
This position is part of a larger project aiming to revise how carbon offsets are measured, modelled, and traded. The postdoc will work closely with another postdoc developing complementary ecosystem models, a PhD student on data synthesis, and companies involved in carbon credit markets. Skills required: Experience with fieldwork and measurements of plant and soils. Experience with lab analyses of plant traits and soil biogeochemistry.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2.5 years in the first instance.
Please note that if you have not received any news from us 1 month after the closing date you should consider that on this occasion your application has not been successful.
Please quote reference PD34980 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
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