Applications are sought for a two year Post-doctoral position in the Department of Botany, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. This research position is funded by the EPA and will be part of a joint initiative with Teagasc, Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin and the University of Aberdeen. The project leader is Prof. Mike Williams in collaboration with Prof Bruce Osborne from UCD and Prof Pete Smith from the University of Aberdeen.
Scaling Soil Process Modelling to National Level
This research project is concerned with improving the national inventory of greenhouse gas emissions from Irish soils by the use of Tier 2/3 methodologies effectively up scaling regional data on soil processes to the national level through a combined process-based model and GIS approach. It will rely initially on an extensive data base of greenhouse gas emissions provided by TCD and UCD through their partnership with EPA, COFORD, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and EU Framework Programmes. Modelling of greenhouse gas emissions will be linked to a spatial assessment using regional climate, land use and soil C stocks data linked to the harmonised world soil database. Although focussed on grassland and crop data, further inclusion of bioenergy and forestry emission data through TCD/UCD/Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food partnership will also be used to allow testing of mitigation strategies on a National scale.
The starting salary will be 37.75K euros a year. A contribution to the amount of 11.5K a year will also be provided for PRSA and Pension scheme payments.
Starting date will be March 2013 or earlier
Candidates must have previous experience in modelling of GHG emissions.
Please email a letter of application and a copy of your CV to :-
Closing date for applications is Friday January the 25th
For further details contact:-
Prof. Mike Williams
Department of Botany
School of Natural Science