Gigg från: Örebro Universitet
Postdoctoral researcher/researcher in biology
- Skola & utbildning
Postdoctoral researcher/researcher in biology towards environmental science We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher/researcher in biology specialized towards environmental science for a fixed-term position at the School of Science and Technology. Subject area The subject area for this position is biology. Background The candidate is going to work in the KK-foundation financed project -´The status of ecosystem functions of polluted lands assessed in situ using plant, soil and microbial indicators´- which is a collaboration between Örebro University, the two companies Structor Environmental Technology AB and Structor Öst AB, and the Swedish Geotechnical Institute. The position is placed in the ecosystem ecology group at the strong research environment Man Technology and Environment (MTM), at the School of Science and Technology. Duties and responsibilities The appointment as a postdoctoral researcher is intended to enable persons who have recently been awarded their doctoral degree, to consolidate and develop their research skills. The researcher is going to study polluted soils and use stable isotope and other methods to evaluate their applicability for assessing the ecological status of such soils. Eligibility Eligible for appointment as a postdoctoral researcher are applicants having been awarded a doctoral degree in biology, forest science, agriculture, environmental science or a closely related subject. The degree is to have been awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline. If special grounds exist, a person who has been awarded their doctoral degree prior to that should also be considered. Such grounds comprise leave of absence due to illness, parental leave, clinical practice, positions of trust in a trade union or other similar circumstances. Assessment criteria Documented experience in the form of scientific publications in the fields of ecosystems ecology, ecotoxicology, polluted soils (in particular metal polluted), plant ecophysiology, plant-microbe-interactions, plant-soil-interactions, soil animals, soil microbiology, stable isotope methods and molecular methods are all considered as merits in the evaluation. Proficiency in written and spoken English is a requirement. General assessment criteria include good interpersonal skills and an ability to cooperate, as well as the ability and suitability otherwise required to perform the duties well. Particular attention is to be paid to the applicant’s prospects of contributing to the future development of both research and education. Importance is also attached to a demonstrated ability and ambition to embark on a career within academia. Information This is a fixed-term full-time position for two years. If held as a postdoctoral researcher, there is the possibility of a one-year extension as a researcher. At Örebro University, salary depends on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. For more information about the position, contact Professor Alf Ekblad +46 19 30 35 28, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or the Head of the Natural Science Division Mattias Bäckström, email: mattias.backstrom @oru.se At Örebro University, we expect all employees to be open to development and change; take responsibility for their work and performance; demonstrate a keen interest in collaboration and contribute to development; as well as to show respect for others by adopting a constructive and professional approach. Örebro University actively pursues equal opportunities and gender equality as well as a work environment characterised by openness, trust and respect. We value the qualities that diversity adds to our operations. Application The application is made online. Click the button “Apply” to begin the application procedure. For the application to be complete, the following electronic documents must be included: • Covering letter, outline what kind of studies you would like to make within the project. • CV with a relevant description of your overall qualifications and experience. • Account of research qualifications and experience. • Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references verifying eligibility and criteria met. • Relevant scientific publications (maximum of 10 and in full-text format). Only documents written in Swedish, English, Norwegian and Danish can be reviewed. More information for applicants will be found at out career site: https://www.oru.se/english/working-at-orebro-university/jobs-and-vacancies/applicants-and-external-experts/ The application deadline is September 17, 2021 and you are expected to start the position as soon as possible. We look forward to receiving your application! We decline any contact with advertisers or recruitment agencies in the recruitment process. As directed by the National Archives of Sweden (Riksarkivet), we are required to deposit one file copy of the application documents, excluding publications, for a period of two years after the appointment decision has gained legal force.
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