[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Rice Ecology and Biogeochemistry (YBS660R)

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Mon Nov 24 08:30:11 MST 2014

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From: Teh, Yit Arn <yateh at abdn.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 5:37 AM
Subject: Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Rice Ecology and
Biogeochemistry (YBS660R)

 *Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Rice Ecology and Biogeochemistry
This exciting research opportunity will require a person with a strong
interest in studying the ecology and biogeochemistry of sustainable rice
ecosystems. The main focus of this post is to investigate the impacts
of alternate wetting and drying (AWD) on the dynamics of carbon, nitrogen,
and trace gases in European rice ecosystems. Furthermore, the post holder
will explore how cultivar type and plant functional traits influence: soil
microbial activity, patterns of organic matter degradation, and plant-soil
nitrogen dynamics (uptake, mineralization, reduction, gas exchange). The
post-holder will join a multi-institution, multi-disciplinary international
research consortium (GreenRice) investigating the wider implications of AWD
for the ecology and sustainable cultivation of rice, including exploring
the impacts of AWD on yield and nutritional quality, mycorrhizal and
nematode dynamics, fungal pathogens, salt stress, and detailed studies
of roots and the rhizosphere. The post holder will play a key role in
designing and implementing field and laboratory studies, with fieldwork
planned in the rice growing regions of southern Europe (France, Italy,
Spain). The postholder will also be expected to work collaboratively with
other investigators across the consortium taking part in joint research
activities. In addition, the post holder will take part in integrative
activities that place the findings of this research within the wider
context of other AWD studies globally, including related research
in Bangladesh. The post holder will be expected to present their findings
at major national and international conferences; and publish their results
in high impact, international, peer-reviewed publications
(e.g. Nature, Science, Global Change Biology, New Phytologist).

 As this post is funded by Biotechnology and Biological Science Research
Council, it will be offered for a period of 36 months.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Yit Arn Teh at the University of
Aberdeen (yateh at abdn.ac.uk) and Prof Adam Price (a.price at abdn.ac.uk).

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 6 scale (£31,342 -
£32,277 per annum), with placement according to qualifications and
experience. Consideration will be given to making an appointment at
Research Assistant, Grade 5 level in the first instance (£26,274 - £29,552
per annum) for individuals in the final stages of completing their PhD.

Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will
be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a
Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa.  As appropriate, at the time an
offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you
fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in
English. Please do not hesitate to contact Natalie Reid (N.Reid at abdn.ac.uk)
for further information.

To apply online for this position visit www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs

Job Reference Number: YBS660R

*The closing date for the receipt of applications is 23 December 2014.*
  Dr Yit Arn Teh
Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences
University of Aberdeen
Cruickshank Building Room 1.22
St Machar Drive
Aberdeen AB24 3UU
Scotland, UK

Email: yateh at abdn.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 273985
Fax: +44 (0)1224 272703

Department Webpage <http://www.abdn.ac.uk/sbs/people/profiles/yateh>
Researcher ID K-3812-2013
Google Scholar

The University of Aberdeen is a charity registered in Scotland, No SC013683.
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