[ES_JOBS_NET] 5 Post Doctoral Positions - ERC Synergy Grant: IMBALANCE-P

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Thu Feb 13 08:38:07 MST 2014

> 5 Post Doctoral Positions - ERC Synergy Grant: IMBALANCE-P
> A collaborative research team led by Josep Peñuelas (CREAF), Ivan
Janssens (UA, Belgium), Philippe Ciais (CEA-UVSQ, France), and Michael
Obersteiner (IIASA, Austria) in a vibrant research environment is
offering postdoctoral positions to study the effects of phosphorous
limitations on Life, Earth system and Society (ERC Synergy grant:
> The aim of IMBALANCE-P is to quantify and understand the responses of
Life, Society and the Earth System to current and future P shortages and
the N to P stoichiometric imbalance created by widespread N additions and
rising atmospheric CO2, and to identify the options available to improve
the management of the P cycle. The P-dependent implications for Life,
Society, and the Earth System are tightly interconnected, but have so far
mostly been considered in fragmented single-discipline research.
IMBALANCE-P will achieve a global closure of the P cycle, and generate a
novel integrated knowledge of the impacts of the C:N:P imbalances on
natural ecosystems' diversity and function, climate, agriculture, and
> In CREAF we are looking for 5 highly motivated and collaborative
post-docs in the following areas:
> Postdoc 1 - Stoichiometry and metabolomic processes mostly on plants and
> Postdoc 2 - Ecophysiology and demography of vegetation
> Postdoc 3 - Macroecology and biodiversity
> Postdoc 4 - Mining, meta-analysis and synthesis of molecular, organismic
and ecosystemic data
> Postdoc 5 - Nutrient imbalances and trophic webs
> Ideally, the work begins in May 2014 but other starting dates can be
discussed. The positions are offered for one year with a possibility of
renewal for more years.
> Qualifications:  Applicants should be enthusiastic and highly-qualified
doctors holding a PhD degree in biology, environmental sciences,
geosciences, climate sciences or any related field to the mentioned areas.
They should ideally have a strong background in those areas. Interest or
experience with process modeling or data analysis with script languages
(Matlab, R, Python) or other programming languages, and basic
knowledge/experience of field measurements is appreciated. In addition, the
applicants should have solid experience in working both independently and
in group. Fluency in English (oral and written) is mandatory.
> Annual Salary: Approx 27000-30000 Euros
> Location: Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications
> Application Process:  We look forward to receiving your application -
including a motivation letter, a statement of research interests, a CV, and
the names and contact addresses of three academic referees - Please send
your application to josep.penuelas at uab.cat.
> The deadline for applications is April 30 (but the deadline may be
flexible depending on the project starting dates).
> For further information about the position please contact Prof. Josep
Peñuelas: josep.penuelas at uab.cat
> --
> Mireia Bartrons
> Global Ecology Unit CREAF-CSIC-UAB,
> Center for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (CREAF) -
National Research Council (CSIC)
> Edifici C, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona
> Tel (+34)93-5812028
> Email: mireia.bartrons at creaf.uab.cat
> Lab web site: www.creaf.uab.cat/global-ecology
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