Designation: Postdoctoral Researcher
Research Area: Climate and Terrestrial Carbon Cycle Modeling
Location: Aarhus University, Roskilde, Denmark
Eligibility/Qualification: PhD in physics, chemistry, biology, geophysics, engineering, environmental science, or other disciplines with relevant specialization.
The Department of Environmental Science at Aarhus University (AU-ENVS), Roskilde, is seeking applications for a 2.5 year position as a postdoc in coupled climate and terrestrial carbon cycle modeling. The selected candidate will be a part of the GreenFeedBack project, which aims to enhance our knowledge of greenhouse gas (GHG) fluxes within terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems at high northern latitudes. This project will investigate the impacts that human pressures have on ecosystem GHG fluxes, how the GHG fluxes will respond to a changing climate, and how changes to ecosystem GHG exchanges in the boreal and Arctic regions affect feedbacks in the global system.
The postdoc will work in close collaboration with teammates from Uppsala University, GreenFeedBack partners locally at AU-ENVS, and at Lund University. The specific focus of the postdoc will be to use the coupled earth system model EC-Earth (v3 to begin with, perhaps transitioning to v4) and implement the terrestrial carbon cycle model developments achieved in other work packages into the dynamic vegetation-terrestrial ecosystem component of EC-Earth, LPJ-GUESS, and perform global-scale sensitivity and future simulations.
|Postdoc in coupled climate and terrestrial carbon cycle modeling
|A 2.5 year position as postdoc in coupled climate and terrestrial carbon cycle modeling as part of the GreenFeedBack project funded under the Horizon Europe framework.
|Coupled climate and terrestrial carbon cycle modeling
|Aarhus University, Roskilde, Denmark
|PhD in relevant discipline, experience with ecosystem models, programming, and high-performance computing
|Last Date for Apply
|March 22, 2023
- PhD in physics, chemistry, biology, geophysics, engineering, environmental science, or other disciplines with relevant specialization.
- Experience developing and executing dynamical vegetation and ecosystem models and using them to study carbon cycle feedbacks.
- Experience with programming in C++, Fortran or similar languages and executing large code complexes in script-based environments on high-performance computing resources.
- Sharing code using Git, Subversion, or other source code management tools.
- Experience running either EC-Earth or another coupled climate or earth system model is an advantage.
- English fluency, good writing and verbal communication skills and the ability to work independently and in an interdisciplinary international academic environment.
How to Apply:
Applicants should submit the following documents:
- Cover letter – please state your reasons for applying and your relevant qualifications
- Curriculum vitae
- Degree certificate
- Complete list of publications
- Statement of research plans and research activities – please indicate your previous research and your intentions and visions with regard to carrying out the work involved in the position
- Teaching portfolio – please be aware, however, that apart from possible supervision activities, teaching is not planned for this position
All applications must be made online and received by March 22, 2023.
|Complete list of publications
|Statement of research plans and research activities
|Teaching portfolio (not required for this position)
The place of work will be at Aarhus University, Frederiksborgvej 399, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark.
Department of Environmental Science:
The Department of Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary department under the Faculty of Technical Sciences at Aarhus University. The department conducts basic as well as applied research on some of the major challenges facing society, such as pollution and pollution control mechanisms, management of land, soil, water, air and biodiversity, protection of ecosystem services, and climate change. Currently, the department employs about 140 staff, postdocs, and PhD students.
International candidates may find information concerning living and working in Denmark at www.workindenmark.dk. AU International Center offers a full range of services to make your transition to Denmark as smooth as possible (http://www.au.dk/en/internationalcentre/ias/), and the department will assist foreign candidates with finding a suitable place