Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Postdoctoral scientist - dissolved organic matter quality as a predictor of GHG production potential in agricultural waterbodies



Ponds, ditches and constructed wetlands are responsible for a disproportionately large share of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agricultural landscapes. Many of the factors controlling CO2, CH4 and N2O emission rates from these small waterbodies remain, as yet, unknown. We hypothesize that differences in dissolved organic matter (DOM) quality may provide insight into the factors controlling GHG production potential. Thus, we are seeking a postdoctoral scientist to work with a team of Swedish and UK researchers studying GHG production and DOM dynamics in well-monitored Swedish agricultural catchments using a range of techniques including fluorescence, incubation experiments and high-frequency monitoring to characterize DOM quality and develop indicators of GHG production potential.

As postdoctoral appointments are career-developing positions for junior researchers, we are primarily looking for candidates with a doctoral degree that is three years old at most. Applicants should hold a PhD in environmental sciences, or related field and should have good knowledge of catchment hydrology and biogeochemistry. Applicants should also have documented experience of DOM quality analysis and/or GHG emission measurements from surface waters. A valid driver's license is also required. A strong peer-reviewed publication record, proficiency in English (spoken and written), experience of field work, as well as a broad international network are valuable merits.

To find out more and how to apply please visit our website: http://www.slu.se/en/about-slu/jobs-vacancies/read-more/?eng=1&Pid=2745

Closing Date: January 20, 2017

posted: 09 December 2016     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.