The Agricultural University of Iceland (AUI) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher for 2.5 years to join the project Effects of Wetland Restoration on GHG-Balance and Ecosystem Function (ReWet) funded by the Icelandic Research Fund.

Fluxes from drained peatlands are the single largest component of Iceland‘s GHG budget, but national emission numbers are mostly based on IPCC’s default values due to lack of local studies. The ReWet project addresses in detail the GHG fluxes and carbon-, water- and energy cycles of a drained peatland in W-Iceland, and how those change when the area is rewetted. The project is led by the Agricultural University of Iceland and other collaborators come from University of Akureyri, the Institute of Land and Forest Iceland, Svarmi ehf. and University of Helsinki.

• Participate in the year around outdoor research activities in Iceland.
• Activities include operation and interpretation of eddy covariance flux (methane, carbon dioxide) and chamber (nitrox oxide and the other GHGs) measurements, combined with estimates of aquatic carbon export and a suit of supporting soil and vegetation measurements.
• Supervising personnel and graduate students and interacting with other team members.
• The postdoc will be expected to organize, analyse, and maintain large data sets generated from a number of sensors and measurement systems.
• Publications in peer-reviewed academic journals in cooperation with other participants.

• Doctoral degree in the fields of environmental sciences, ecosystem ecology, wetland ecology, physical geography or any other closely related subject.
• Demonstrated experience with EC data and micrometeorological theory and/or the chamber technique, including data processing and interpretation.
• The ability to independently conduct field work in the sub-Arctic and ability to work well in a tea.
• Have a driver’s license valid in Iceland.
• Be fluent in English – to be able to write, communicate and interact in an English-speaking environment.
• Documented experience in writing and publishing scientific articles

Further information
• Salaries are according to the current wage agreement concluded by the Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs and the relevant trade union in Iceland
• The postdoctoral researcher will be based at the Agricultural University of Iceland at Árleyni 22 in Reykjavík or at Hvanneyri, IS-311 Borgarnes
• Application shall be accompanied by a motivation letter, a CV and reference contact information.
• Starting date is ideally in the spring of 2024 but is negotiable.
• This is a full-time position.

Application deadline is 31.03.2024

For more information contact
Guðmunda Smáradóttir, Human Resources Manager: [email protected]
phone: +354 433 5000
Bjarni D. Sigurdsson, Head of Env. & For. Sci. Faculty: [email protected]
phone: +354 843 5342

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