The successful candidates will investigate year-round seasonal (a)synchronies in plant and microbial carbon and nitrogen cycling in Arctic terrestrial ecosystems, and how these are driven by environmental and community variation.

The two positions are part of a large multidisciplinary project that aims to understand and quantify how processes during the Arctic winter may be decisive for overall feedbacks from Arctic tundra to the global climate. This multidisciplinary project will involve a research team of about eleven senior and postdoctoral scientists, four PhD students, and two technical staff. Together, the team will advance basic knowledge of plant and microbial activities during the cold season. The project will further assess the environmental drivers and community traits that may be used to up-scale and predict effects of asynchronies on year-round carbon and nitrogen balances of tundra.

Postdoctoral fellows are required to have completed a doctoral degree or a foreign degree deemed equivalent to a doctoral degree. This requirement must be fulfilled no later than at the time of the appointment decision. PhD degrees must be in ecology, biogeochemistry, physical geography, or other relevant field.

Additional requirements include knowledge of techniques used to study ecosystem carbon or nitrogen cycling and demonstrated experience of ecological fieldwork. Applicants should have a track record of scientific publication in a relevant field, excellent skills in scientific communication in English, creativity, power of initiative, independence, good interpersonal skills, and ability to collaborate.

Applications, written in English or Swedish, should include:

  • A short (maximum two pages) description of why you are interested in and suitable for the position;
  • Curriculum vitae including publication list;
  • A short (maximum two pages) description of research ideas and plans regarding this project;
  • Verified copy of doctoral degree certificate or documentation that clarifies when the degree is expected to be obtained;
  • Verified copies of other diplomas, list of completed academic courses, and grades;
  • Copy of PhD thesis and other scientific publications (maximum of five); and
  • Names and contact information of three references.

Application deadline: 27 May 2022

For more information and to apply, go to:
Position Announcement

For questions, contact:
Ellen Dorrepaal