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Post Doctoral Carbon Sequestration in Wet Agricultural Soils Fellow

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This Post-Doctoral Research (PD) Fellow position will focus on building new understanding on the stability of carbon stocks and potential carbon sequestration in agricultural soils.

This research position at Teagasc, Enviroment Research Centre, Johnstown Castle is affiliated with the European Joint Programme for Soil (EJP SOIL) which is supporting climate-smart and sustainable management of agricultural soils across Europe.

The PD will join the wider research team at Teagasc, Johnstown Castle who are working to findsolutions to different challenges facing agriculture and the agri-environment.

This PD Fellow will develop new data and indicators of successful carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas mitigation in poorly drained soils used for agricultural production.

The PD will review existing scientific literature pertaining to carbon dynamics in poorly drained soils prone to wetting and drying cycles, to collect data from microcosm and field based research studies on the effects of wetting and drying cycles and management practices on carbon storage and loss from poorly drained soils and to analyse, model and interpret the data generated.

The scientific publications from this work will inform Greenhouse Gas Inventory reporting and provide information for farm advisory services to promote optimal management practices for poorly drained soils

Location: Crops, Environment and Land Use Research Centre, Teagasc, Johnstown Castle, Co Wexford, Y35 Y521

Closing date for applications: Monday the 20th of March 2023 @12pm

Salary: Post Doc (Level 1) with a Salary Scale of �39,540 to �43,698

Contract duration: 22 months

How to apply & more detailed job description

Government policy continues to be that starting pay on recruitment from open competition for all posts within the public service should be at the minimum of the relevant salary scale and are not subject to negotiation.

Status: Research Fellow
Location: Wexford, IRELAND
Advert Published: 2 Mar 2023
Expiry date: 1 Apr 2023
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