Postdoctoral Researcher at Ghent University, Belgium

Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Ghent University, Belgium

Postdoctoral Researcher at Ghent University: Ghent University is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to join the Department of Omgeving within the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering. The position involves conducting research on biogeochemistry and forest recovery in tropical regions.
Designation: Postdoctoral Researcher
Research Area: Biogeochemistry and forest ecology
Location: Ghent University, Belgium

  • PhD degree in a relevant field (Bio-Engineering, Biology, Forestry, Geosciences, Environmental sciences, Geography)
  • Prior experience with fieldwork, especially in tropical forests
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as R, C++, Matlab, or Python
  • Excellent command of English and French
  • Demonstrated excellence in scientific writing through high-quality publications
  • Willingness to collaborate and supervise PhD students

Job Description:

  • 70% academic research, 15% project management, and 15% supervision of PhD students & teaching support
  • Synthesizing existing and project data into a biogeochemical disturbance model (PnET-BGC)
  • Parameterizing the model for sub-Saharan Africa slash-and-burn to understand the long-term impact of disturbance regimes on forest recovery
  • Benchmarking the model with satellite products to evaluate sustainable land-use change regimes

How to Apply: Interested candidates must apply online through the e-recruitment system before the application deadline on 12/04/2024 (DD/MM/YYYY) 23:59 (Brussels Time). Applications should include a CV, cover letter, transcript of the required degree, and any optional documents such as a reference letter or abstract of the PhD thesis.

Last Date for Apply: 12/04/2024

Join Ghent University’s dynamic international scientific team and contribute to cutting-edge research in biogeochemistry and forest ecology.



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