Post-Doc position on quantifying and modelling ecosystem services of urban trees

Publié le 9 fév 2017
Par Cecile Marechal

The Remote Sensing & Terrestrial Ecology group of KU Leuven is opening a vacancy for a postdoc position on quantifying and modelling ecosystem services of urban trees

Position in the framework of the ERA-NET BIODIVERSA project URBAN-MYCOSERVE

Context of the position:
The successful candidate will work at the Remote Sensing & Terrestrial Ecology group, as part of the Division Forest, Nature and Landscape at the Department Earth & Environmental Sciences of KU Leuven (head Dr. Ben Somers; http://ees.kuleuven.be/fnl/research/index.html). He/she has a proven track record in one or more of the following fields: noninvasive spectral and physiological sensing technology (e.g. thermal, optical and fluorescence measurements; in situ senor networks, etc.), signal processing, plant physiology, environmental modelling, ecology. Expertise in remote sensing is an added value.

Profile

  •  You hold a PhD degree in bioscience engineering, environmental sciences, biology or closely related field. Experience in multiple areas is an advantage
  • Extensive experience and proven expertise in noninvasive spectral and physiological sensing technology, data management and data processing, environmental modeling and related software packages
  • You have a good publication record relative to your career stage
  • You are responsible, can work both independently and in a team, show initiative and seize opportunities
  • You hold leadership skills (e.g. project coordination/management and networking)
  •  You have good written and oral communication skills in English
  • You get things done.

Offer
You start with a 1-year contract, renewable after positive evaluation for another year. We offer a very competitive salary with various additional benefits (in terms of holidays, health insurance, transport costs), excellent research facilities, and conference and travel budget. The start date is March 1st 2017.

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