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New position: Postdoctoral Researcher in Eddy Covariance and Ecosystem Carbon Budget

Full-time position
The Soil & Water Research Infrastructure (SoWa RI) is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist to operate two eddy covariance tower and chambers for measuring soil respiration as well as other associated equipment in order to get understanding of ecosystems carbon storage. The work will be mainly focused on existing LTER site on post mining sites and other long-term sites operated by the SoWa RI. Successful applicant is expected to be responsible for data collection, data management, data evaluation and interpretation as well as writing reports and scientific publications. Successful applicant is also expected to contribute to construction and use of an experimental catchment which will be built in 2018. Successful candidate will have completed his PhD in a relevant field, will have published a minimum of two papers in impacted journals and will demonstrate his/her knowledge of ecosystem processes. Previous experience with eddy covariance systems is welcome.

Closing date: open until filled

The SoWa Research Infrastructure
is a newly established RI for comprehensive monitoring of soil and water ecosystems in the context sustainable use of the landscape. The SoWa RI is designed to increase collaboration with the domestic and international research communities in order to address complex issues of soil and water interactions occurring at various spatiotemporal scales, from micro- to landscape levels and to run research aimed at understanding the key biological and physicochemical processes and processes responsible for providing ecosystem functioning with emphasis on the role of biotic/abiotic interactions, organic matter decomposition and nutrient fluxes.

Further particulars
Start date (as early as March 2017) is negotiable. The position is available until the end of 2019 and may be further extended based on the applicant’s performance and funding opportunities. The salary is highly competitive in local standards. Ceske Budejovice is a medium-sized town with 100,000 inhabitants situated 150 km south of Prague. This city has very relaxed atmosphere, and a growing community of foreign scientists at the University of South Bohemia and the Biology Centre. Three faculties and five research institutes dealing with aquatic and terrestrial biota are located on the same campus, allowing easy access to other researchers and resources. Both the town and the surrounding countryside provide numerous opportunities for research and leisure activities. Living costs are low by international standards. Courses of Czech language are provided for foreign staff to reach a basic level of proficiency in everyday situations.

For additional information please contact: Prof. Ing. Mgr. Jan Frouz, CSc.

Applicants should submit a complete professional CV, list of publications, a statement of research interest and motivation for the application, and the names and contact details of two professional referees, by email with the subject: SoWa-EDDY to

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