[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoc / tech in ecosystem ecology, Cambridge University, Linking Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecological Dynamics

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Wed Feb 12 11:27:34 MST 2014

From:    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?AJ_Tanentzap?= <atanzap at GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Postdoc / tech in ecosystem ecology, Cambridge University

We seek a full-time Research Assistant or Research Associate from April
2014.  The individual will join the Ecosystems and Global Change Group in
the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge led by Dr
Andrew Tanentzap
(http://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/research/andrewtanentzap).  The post is
funded by a NERC project entitled: "Recovery is RELATED: Restoring
Ecosystems by Linking Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecological Dynamics".  It
aims to test how changes in organic matter export from terrestrial
catchments associated with land use change will impact the productivity of
aquatic food webs.

For the first 6 months, the post will involve guiding the establishment of
a whole-lake experiment in Ontario, Canada.  This will require intensive
field work in boreal lake ecosystems, performing sediment incubation
experiments in controlled chambers, coordinating student assistants, and
managing procurements.  Later duties will involve designing experiments,
and collecting and analysing data associated with the project, focusing on
(i)relating the structure of organic matter to microbial communities and
(ii) developing a simulation model to predict food web dynamics from
watershed inputs.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button at:

http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/3212/.  This will route you to the
University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an
account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online
application form.

Please indicate the contact details of two academic referees on the online
application form and upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering
letter describing how you meet the Person Profile.  Further details are
available here:

The closing date for applications is Thursday 13 March 2014.

Please quote reference PD02746 on your application and in any
correspondence about this

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are
eligible to live and work in the UK.
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