[ES_JOBS_NET] postdoctoral fellowship opportunity in SOM dynamics at CSIRO

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Wed Sep 25 12:58:42 MDT 2013

Dear colleagues,**** We have an exciting postdoctoral opportunity to work
with multiple C and N isotope tracers on improving our understanding of
soil organic matter stability. I would appreciate it if you could pass this
message onto qualified individuals who are seeking a postdoctoral research
position.  Apologies for any cross posting.  **** CSIRO OCE Postdoctoral
Fellowship – The soil organic matter conundrum: why are thermodynamically
unstable compounds stable in soils**** **·        ***Excellent opportunity
to work in a team of internationally recognised scientists***** ***·
****Offering outstanding career development and professional
support*** **·
***Join CSIRO - Australia's premier science and technology research
organisation *****

*The Position*****

A unique opportunity for a suitably qualified individual to gain a
prestigious Office of the Chief Executive (OCE) Postdoctoral Fellowship
with CSIRO Land and Water (CLW).  ****

The Postdoctoral Fellow will work on a research project in the area of soil
organic carbon and nitrogen cycling with an emphasis on quantifying the
mechanisms of decomposition and stabilisation. ****

*Specifically you will:*****

   - Prepare creative and detailed experimental designs and protocols to
   identify mechanisms and quantify rates of soil organic carbon and nitrogen
   cycling and stabilisation within soil.****
   - Use a range of isotopically labelled substrates in conjunction with
   bulk and compound specific isotope ratio mass spectrometry, pyrolysis-gas
   chromatography/mass spectrometry and solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance
   - Pursue new ideas, theoretical perspectives and approaches through
   networking with scientific colleagues across a range of disciplines.****
   - Produce high quality scientific and technical outputs including
   journal articles, conference papers and presentations, and technical
   - Adhere to CSIRO requirements for information security, OHS & E and EEO
   in accordance with the CSIRO Code of Conduct.****
   - Work with other team members and provide support and/or supervision of
   junior staff or students as required. ****

*Location: *Waite Campus, Adelaide, South Australia****

*Salary:* $81K - $86K pa plus up to 15.4% superannuation****

*Tenure: *3 year term****

*Ref No: *SA123/03455****

*To be successful you will have:*****

   - A PhD, or will shortly satisfy the requirements for a PhD degree, in
   soil science or related field with a focus on organic carbon and nitrogen
   cycling and the use of isotopes to quantify fluxes and pools in managed or
   natural ecosystems.****
   - Demonstrated ability to conduct innovative research in the development
   and application of radiocarbon and stable carbon and nitrogen isotope
   methodologies (bulk and compound specific) to laboratory and field based
   experiments focusing on quantifying carbon and/or nitrogen cycling in soil.
   - A proven ability to operate and optimise analytical instrumentation
   required to quantify chemical and isotopic composition including IRMS,
   py-GC/MS and GC-C-IRMS.****
   - Evidence of ability to develop research objectives, conceptualise and
   create hypotheses in order to advance knowledge, and generate and pursue
   novel ideas and solutions to scientific research problems.****
   - A proven record of research publications in peer-reviewed
   international journals commensurate with research experience, along with
   capacity to prepare research reports and presentation of scientific
   findings to a range of audience levels.****
   - Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as
   part of a multi-disciplinary research team.  Capability to allocate
   activities, direct tasks and manage resources to meet objectives and to
   adapt readily to changing circumstances and new responsibilities.****

*About CSIRO: *Australia is founding its future on science and innovation.
Its national science agency, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial
Research Organisation (CSIRO), is a powerhouse of ideas, technologies and
skills for building prosperity, growth, health and sustainability.****

*To view the full Position Description and Selection Criteria for this
position, click on the 'Position Details' link below:*****

Position Details

Applications must be received through our Online Application System****

Deadline for applying: October 30, 2013****

Please address any queries to Dr Mark Farrell (mark.farrell at csiro.au) or Dr
Jonathan Sanderman (jonathan.sanderman at csiro.au) ****

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*Dr Jonathan Sanderman*****

Research Team Leader | Carbon and nutrient cycling****

CSIRO Division of Land and Water****

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*E* jonathan.sanderman at csiro.au *T* +61 8 8273 8135 ****

Gate 5 Waite Road, Urrbrae, SA 5064****


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