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Postdoc fellowship in Influence drought on water quality – Biogeochemistry, Umea, Sweden

Umeå University (UMU)

Sweden

Umea University recruits Postdoctoral fellowship (2 years) in catchment biogeochemistry at the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science – Sweden, Oct 2021.

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Nov 01, 2021
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Workplace:
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Department of Ecology and Environmental Science
Umeå University (UMU)
Umea,

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Qualification Details

The successful candidate has a PhD in catchment science, biogeochemistry, environmental chemistry, or a closely related field. Experience with catchment analysis, including metal-DOC interactions, and stream-groundwater exchange is essential. Experience working in northern landscapes, using climate and hydrological data, as well as time-series analysis are strong merits. We seek a creative and highly motivated individual, with good verbal and written communication skills in English, and a strong work ethic.

Priority will be given to candidates who have completed their doctoral degree no more than three (3) years before the application due date. A candidate who has completed their degree prior to this time may be considered if there are special circumstances, for example illness, parental leave, appointment of trust in trade unions or similar reasons. If so, this must be clearly stated in the application. Applicants should hold a current driver’s license.

Responsibilities/Job Description

According to the lab interest

How to Apply?

Online Application (or Send email) through "Apply Now" Button from this page or from advertisement webpage (URL below)

Reference Number: -FS 2.1.6-2030-21
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

The application should contain the following, written in English (preferably) or Swedish:

  • A personal cover letter motivating your application and how you can contribute to the research group (max two pages).CV including list of publications.
  • Certified copy of doctoral degree certificate.
  • Certified copies of other diplomas, list of completed academic courses and grades.
  • Copy of doctoral thesis and possibly x number of relevant articles.
  • Contact information for two reference persons.
  • Other documents that the applicant wishes to claim.

Submit your application as a PDF marked with the reference number FS 2.1.6-2030-21, both in the file name and in the subject field of the email, to medel@diarie.umu.se.

About the Project

Projected increases in the frequency and severity of drought at high latitudes have the potential to cause unwanted water quality changes as solutes accumulated organic rich (peat) soils are mobilized to surface waters. In this project, we will ask how stream and groundwater chemistry responds to and recovers from these climatic events in northern boreal landscapes. To answer this, we will combine a unique soil- and streamwater database from the Krycklan Catchment with a newly-available time series on more than 60 trace and ultratrace elements analysed by high-resolution inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-SFMS). We will use these data to test how past droughts have altered the mobilization of a wide range of elements that differ in source, affinity to dissolved organic carbon (DOC), and sensitivity to redox conditions. This list includes important legacy and emerging pollutants in the landscape. The post doc will have priority access to this new data-set but will also have the freedom to explore related questions using other database products and/or complementary field studies.

The successful candidate will collaborate with a research team that includes Ryan Sponseller (Umeå University), Hjalmar Laudon (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences), and other researchers at both universities. The fellowship, full time for two years, is supported by a scholarship (stipend) through the Carl Tryggers foundation and is placed in Umeå.

About the Employer: Umeå University (UMU)

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Contact details

For more information, please contact Ryan Sponseller, Umeå University (ryan.sponseller@umu.se).

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
Fellowship/Scholarship: Umeå University Postdoctoral Scholarships Sweden
No. of Positions: 1
Eligibility (Gender): Common
Eligibile Nationals: All Nationals
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: October 19, 2021 (GMT +2)
Joining Date: Nov 01, 2021
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Workplace:
-
Department of Ecology and Environmental Science
Umeå University (UMU)
Umea,

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Qualification Details

The successful candidate has a PhD in catchment science, biogeochemistry, environmental chemistry, or a closely related field. Experience with catchment analysis, including metal-DOC interactions, and stream-groundwater exchange is essential. Experience working in northern landscapes, using climate and hydrological data, as well as time-series analysis are strong merits. We seek a creative and highly motivated individual, with good verbal and written communication skills in English, and a strong work ethic.

Priority will be given to candidates who have completed their doctoral degree no more than three (3) years before the application due date. A candidate who has completed their degree prior to this time may be considered if there are special circumstances, for example illness, parental leave, appointment of trust in trade unions or similar reasons. If so, this must be clearly stated in the application. Applicants should hold a current driver’s license.

Responsibilities/Job Description

According to the lab interest

How to Apply?

Online Application (or Send email) through "Apply Now" Button from this page or from advertisement webpage (URL below)

Reference Number: -FS 2.1.6-2030-21
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

About the Umeå University Postdoctoral Scholarships Sweden

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Documents Required

The application should contain the following, written in English (preferably) or Swedish:

  • A personal cover letter motivating your application and how you can contribute to the research group (max two pages).CV including list of publications.
  • Certified copy of doctoral degree certificate.
  • Certified copies of other diplomas, list of completed academic courses and grades.
  • Copy of doctoral thesis and possibly x number of relevant articles.
  • Contact information for two reference persons.
  • Other documents that the applicant wishes to claim.

Submit your application as a PDF marked with the reference number FS 2.1.6-2030-21, both in the file name and in the subject field of the email, to medel@diarie.umu.se.

About the Project

Projected increases in the frequency and severity of drought at high latitudes have the potential to cause unwanted water quality changes as solutes accumulated organic rich (peat) soils are mobilized to surface waters. In this project, we will ask how stream and groundwater chemistry responds to and recovers from these climatic events in northern boreal landscapes. To answer this, we will combine a unique soil- and streamwater database from the Krycklan Catchment with a newly-available time series on more than 60 trace and ultratrace elements analysed by high-resolution inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-SFMS). We will use these data to test how past droughts have altered the mobilization of a wide range of elements that differ in source, affinity to dissolved organic carbon (DOC), and sensitivity to redox conditions. This list includes important legacy and emerging pollutants in the landscape. The post doc will have priority access to this new data-set but will also have the freedom to explore related questions using other database products and/or complementary field studies.

The successful candidate will collaborate with a research team that includes Ryan Sponseller (Umeå University), Hjalmar Laudon (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences), and other researchers at both universities. The fellowship, full time for two years, is supported by a scholarship (stipend) through the Carl Tryggers foundation and is placed in Umeå.

About the Employer: Umeå University (UMU)

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Contact details

For more information, please contact Ryan Sponseller, Umeå University (ryan.sponseller@umu.se).

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