[ES_JOBS_NET] 2 postdoctoral researcher positions in carbon cycle modelling at Lund University, Sweden

Marko Scholze marko.scholze at nateko.lu.se
Fri Mar 9 06:12:54 MST 2018

Vacancy: 2 postdoctoral researcher positions in carbon cycle modelling 
and data assimilation at Lund University, Sweden

The Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science 
(https://www.nateko.lu.se) is seeking to appoint two postdoctoral 
researchers with a strong background in terrestrial ecology, carbon 
cycle modelling, data assimilation, remote sensing, applied mathematics 
or physics.

The appointees will be part of a vibrant and international team within 
the Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science. The 
department operates and further develops the world-leading biosphere 
model LPJ-GUESS as well as the Carbon Cycle Data Assimilation System 
capable of quantifying terrestrial sources and sinks of carbon dioxide 
through the assimilation of various data sources (atmospheric CO2 
concentrations, satellite-derived vegetation activity, in-situ flux 
measurements etc.).

The first position is part of the newly funded European project CHE 
(https://www.che-project.eu). The project will explore the development 
of a European system to monitor human activity related carbon dioxide 
(CO2) emissions across the world. For this the Department of Physical 
Geography and Ecosystem Science will work on developing, testing and 
applying a coupled carbon cycle fossil fuel data assimilation system. 
Both a carbon cycle data assimilation and a fossil fuel data 
assimilation system are already existing and have been developed at the 
Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science (INES), Lund 
University (CCDAS) and the international collaborator at University of 
Melbourne (FFDAS). The appointee will be a member of the inverse 
modelling group; he/she will work on the coupling as well as further 
development of the system together with the project partners and 
international collaborators.

The second position focuses on the development of a seasonally-resolved 
carbon allocation-phenology scheme in LPJ-GUESS based on new mechanistic 
understanding and data. Specific tasks include data compilation, 
literature review and model development focused on the core 
physiological mechanisms responsible for the allocation of biomass to 
plant tissues and compartments, and the resulting responses to 
environmental and climate variations, land use and nutrient cycles. Lund 
University heads an international consortium engaged in the ongoing 
development of LPJ-GUESS. The envisaged upgrades will support to the 
worldwide community of users performing research using the model.

The posts will be available for 24 months, with a preferred starting 
date of June 2018.

Closing date for applications: 09 April 2018

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and 
experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and 
an asset.

For further information and applying, see
for post 1: https://lu.mynetworkglobal.com/en/what:job/jobID:187473/
for post 2: https://lu.mynetworkglobal.com/en/what:job/jobID:196952/

For more details contact either Marko Scholze at 
marko.scholze at nateko.lu.se or Ben Smith at ben.smith at nateko.lu.se.

Dr. Marko Scholze
Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science
Lund University, Sölvegatan 12, SE-223 62 Lund
Phone:+46 46 222 4082

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