|Salary:||The starting salary will be from £32,982 on Grade E, depending on qualifications and experience.|
|Placed On:||21st November 2023|
|Closes:||5th December 2023|
This full-time role is available from 1 February 2024 on a fixed-term basis until 30 September 2025. This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home.
Summary of the role
The Faculty wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate to participate in an exciting project “TroPeaCC: Tropical Peatlands and the Carbon Cycle”. This European Research Council funded post is available from 1 February 2024 until 30 September 2025. The successful applicant will work with Prof. Gallego-Sala on the addressing the key questions: what drives methane emissions in the tropics? will tropical peatlands become a carbon source or sink in the future? And more generally, in understanding interactions between climate and low-latitude peatland carbon dynamics.
The post will include field work in remote locations in the tropics. In particular, it is envisaged that the post holder will help set up an eddy covariance tower in the Colombian amazon and will assist in other field tasks such as taking peat soil samples and performing methane and carbon dioxide measurements in the field. The post will very importantly involve complex eddy covariance data analysis stemming from several eddy covariance towers set up across the tropics. The post holder will be expected to write up results in publications and to present the work in conferences, i.e. be part of the team that brings the project to a successful completion.
The successful applicant will be able to achieve project objectives, present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies, and make presentations at conferences and other events.
Applicants will possess a relevant PhD (in tropical science, peatland ecology/palaeo-ecology, soil science, carbon cycle science, etc.) or be near completion or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study. They will be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in eddy covariance methods and data analysis as well as knowledge of tropical ecosystems/peatland science. The applicant needs to have experience of applying research methods, field work design and eddy covariance techniques, including experience of field work in remote locations and field biogenic gas measurements. The applicant will be comfortable with complex data analysis, including eddy covariance, and will have experience of synthesis of results into figures for publication. Applicants will be willing to do field work in remote locations.
Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification (available on the university's website, accessed by the 'Apply' button) for full details of this role.
Please contact Prof. Angela Gallego-Sala, email: A.Gallego-Sala@exeter.ac.uk.
Interviews are expected to take place sometime in December/January.
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