[CLOSED] Oferta de Doctorado / PhD Offer

PhD Studentship Opportunity (PDF)

Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya (CTFC) – University of Lleida

The ECOFUN laboratory (http://ecofun.ctfc.cat/) is looking for a dynamic and highly motivated PhD candidate to carry out his research on carbon and nitrogen dynamics across spatial scales in pastures of the Iberian Peninsula. (Project CAPAS)

Work to be undertaken:

The successful candidate will carry out ecosystem studies in north-eastern Spain, and will investigate ecosystem productivity and processes, functional diversity, soil carbon and nitrogen, litter decomposition, greenhouse gases emissions, etc. The work will involve vegetation sampling, soil sampling and analysis, chamber measurement of soil/atmosphere CO2 and N2O exchanges. Data collected will be analyzed and modeled to assess and spatialize soil carbon stocks, and results will be published in peer-reviewed journals. The candidate will collaborate with multidisciplinary teams of international researchers.

Required profile:

– Highly motivated student with a Higher degree, Engineer diploma or Masters degree in ecology, environmental sciences or related disciplines, outstanding grades (>2.3 /4 on the Spanish scale), and keen to carry out intensive field work in mountain environment.

– Finishing date of “licenciatura”, Engineering or Bsc. has to be after January 2007.

– Good level of spoken and written English.

– A full clean driving license.

PhD starting year: 2011

Funding: by FPI scholarship (http://www.micinn.es)

Candidates should send their CV and academic transcripts, a presentation letter stating their interest and suitability for the position, and the names and contacts of two references to Teresa Sebastià (teresa.sebastia@ctfc.cat) with copy to Fabrice Gouriveau (fabrice.gouriveau@ctfc.es) and Angela Ribas (angela.ribas@ctfc.es).


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