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Modeller - Soil Organic Carbon

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Post Doctoral level 1 Temporary Externally Funded Non Grant-in-Aid contract post, the indicative duration of which is 36 months, subject to contract.

A panel may be formed from which future similar vacancies may be filled; such a panel will remain active for a maximum period of 12 months.

Basic Function

This competition seeks to recruit a postdoctoral researcher focused on modelling the impact of management on ecosystem carbon flows and changes in soil organic carbon (SOC).

This position join a well-resourced team of permanent and contract staff investigating the impact of management on C fluxes and have available a large range of datasets of SOC and CO2 fluxes for model constrain and validation.

They will conduct model refinement, including the incorporation of new grass growth modelling into biogeochemical models which will improve our understanding of the impact of soil type and land-use management practice on carbon sequestration.

This position join the scientific group of Thematic Programme 1 of the VistaMilk SFI Research Centre led by Teagasc Moorepark and will be based at Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork. VistaMilk represents a unique collaboration between Agri-Food and ICT research institutes and leading Irish/multinational food and ICT companies.

The Centre is hosted by Teagasc, the national agency with responsibility for agriculture and food research, in partnership with the Tyndall National Institute, Irelandís national microelectronics institute, the Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG) at Waterford Institute of Technology and the Insight Centre for Data Analytics (at UCD, NUIG, DCU).

VistaMilk is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine (DAFM) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Essential Qualifications

- PhD in computer science, mathematics, agricultural science, environmental science or environmental policy.

Desirable Qualifications

- Postgraduate degree in environmental science, soil science, environmental policy or environmental modelling.

A more detailed job description can be accessed on

Applications should be made on-line through

The completed application documents must be forwarded so as to reach the Public Appointments Service no later than 12:00 noon, Friday, 14th May 2021.

Status: Researcher
Location: Wexford, IRELAND
Remuneration: 37028 - 41025 Euro/year
Advert Published: 12 Apr 2021
Expiry date: 12 May 2021
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