The department of Soil and Environment is offering a post-doc position focusing on how weather extremes and between year variations in climate will affect crop-yields and nitrate leaching from arable land, in a changing climate.
The aim of this post-doc is to explore how betweeen year variations in climate and weather extremes affect yield-levels and nitrate leaching from arable land, based on modelling and data from selected fields and regions within the Swedish environmental monitoring & assessment program. The work indcludes statistical analysis of existing data, as well as processoriented water-carbon-nitrogen modelling. More specifically it will cover:
As a post-doc you are expected to take responsibility for developing the project during the post-doctoral period, as well as for scientific publication and communication of results. You will join a team experienced in process-oriented soil-vegetation modelling, which will also include a new PhD-student connected to the area. There is opportunity for further career-development by contributing to teaching and/or extension, based on agreement with the main supervisor.
The position is placed in the research group of Biogeophysics, Department of Soil and Environment:
The recruitment is part of a continued capacity building based on the participation in a recent EU-research network on the modelling of agroecosystems under climate change, MACSUR as well a several other national research projects related to climate change impacts on agricultural land.
Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant field, e.g. system ecology, environmental sciences, soil or earth sciences, hydrology, biology or agronomy. Experience from ecosystem modelling and/or soil-crop modelling is required, as well as skills in statistical analysis and programming, e.g. Matlab or R. Experience and competence in using GIS is a merit. In addition emphasis will be put on proven ability to work independently as well as in a team, scientific publication, communication skills, motivation and interest for developing as a researcher. Candidates should have obtained their doctoral degree within the last five years (2015 or later).
Excellent communication skills in English (written and oral) are required.