[ES_JOBS_NET] Birmingham Institute of Forest Research: Research Fellow II in Experimental Forest Research

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Mon Feb 17 11:40:42 MST 2014

Forwarded from the NERC Listserve:

Birmingham Institute of Forest Research: Research Fellow II in 
Experimental Forest Research

Applicants are sought for a *Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow* (Grade 
8) position to instigate the initial field experiments for the 
Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR). The University of 
Birmingham, in partnership with the UK based JABBS Foundation, has 
established a £20million Institute that will address two fundamental and 
interrelated challenges: the impact of climate and environmental change 
on woodlands; and the resilience of trees to invasive pests and 
diseases. BIFoR, which has secured initial funding for ten years, will 
include a large-scale, 'free-air carbon dioxide enrichment' (forest 
FACE) field facility that will test the resilience of mature forest to a 
high carbon future. The present post is to lead a collaborative effort 
to make baseline measurements of forest biogeochemistry and 
ecophysiology ahead of the FACE experiments, and to play a key role in 
designing the FACE facility itself.

Demonstrable hands-on technical skills are absolutely essential, along 
with the ability to work across a broad range of physical, chemical and 
biological aspects of forest science. Given the collaborative nature of 
the project, excellent communication and interpersonal skills are 
required as well as the ability to meet deadlines, prepare publications 
and work effectively with other members of the team.

This is a fixed-term position commencing on 1st April 2014 or as soon 
thereafter as possible and is for 3 years (36 months), with the 
possibility of extension.

Informal enquiries may be made to:

·*Professor Rob MacKenzie
*Director of BIFoR
email: a.r.MacKenzie at bham.ac.uk <mailto:a.r.MacKenzie at bham.ac.uk>),

*Closing Date: 28 February 2014*

*Post reference: 47740*

Full details of this position and an electronic application, please see 

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