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The Global Change Research Institute CAS seeks for a specialist in plant water relationships

The position is available from summer 2018. 

Your work will be focused on measurement of sap flow using thermal method. You will visit regularly our forest ecosystem stations to install and maintain the sap flow measurement systems, collect and process data. Ph.D studies are available in the frame of this position. 

We are looking for person with:

  • a MSc degree in biological or environmental sciences
  • interest in plant physiology / ecology / atmospheric processes / ecophysiology, especially in the field of plant water relations and plant hydraulics
  • basic abilities to process the data; knowledge of statistic software (“R”) is welcomed
  • good English communication skills
  • the ability to work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team of scientists and technicians
  • a driving license (this position requires frequent visits of the Ecosystem Stations)

We offer:

  • Creative work, self-realization, possibility to start Ph.D. study
  • Work with an excellent state-of-art research infrastructure
  • Possibility of professional career and scientific growth
  • Work in an international team
  • Appropriate salary

The position will be open until it is occupied.
Please send a motivation letter, a structured CV and a contact to referees (subject: plant water relations – assistant) to jobs@czechglobe.cz.


The Global Change Research Institute CAS seeks a postdoctoral research fellow with the focus on plant water relations

The main task will be to analyse and interpret data from plant water balance in connection to ecophysiological processes and to publish the results.
The position is available from summer 2018. 

The data consist of sap flow, meteorological and eddy covariance measurement collected within the network of Czech Ecosystem Stations (http://www.czecos.cz/en/project-structure/segment-4-observatory-facilities.html ), history of the measurement from one to more than ten years). A detailed analysis and evaluation of this data with forest stand structure and correspondent ecophysiological processes monitored on the sites (such as assimilation, wood formation and biomass allocation) is needed. An emphasis will be put on plant hydraulics, analysis of tree sap flow, xylem conductance, occurrence of embolism, plant water control and water stress response mechanisms. Ability to use hydrological models will be an advantage.

We require:

  • Ph.D. degree in biological, environmental or atmospheric sciences
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of atmospheric processes, ecology/ecophysiology, especially in field of plant water relations and plant hydraulics
  • Capability of independent scientific work including publishing papers in impact factor journals
  • Ability to perform advanced statistical analyses, good command in statistical programmes
  • Good written/spoken English communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team of scientists, ability to lead people
  • Driving license (this position requires frequent visits of the Ecosystem Stations)

We offer:

  • Creative scientific work, self-realization
  • Work with an excellent state-of-art research infrastructure
  • Possibility of professional career and scientific growth
  • Work in an international team
  • Appropriate salary according to Czech laws

The position will open until it will be occupied.
Please send a motivation letter, a structured CV with a review of your scientific publication and contact to three referees (Subject: plant water relations - postdoc) to jobs@czechglobe.cz.


The Global Change Research Institute CAS seeks highly motivated candidates for Ph.D. study with focus on analysis of greenhouse gases exchange between the ecosystem and atmosphere

Our department (Dpt. of Matter and Energy Fluxes) operates set of ecosystem stations across Czech Republic and now is preparing three stations in tropical areas. All the stations are equipped with top quality measurement systems (eddy-covariance technigue, chamber technique, meteo-sensors and others). The department cooperates with research institutes and universities across Europe and out of Europe (USA, Vietnam, Panama, Ghana and others).

The position is already available. 

Project and tasks
A successful candidates will work with the data from the network of Czech Ecosystem Stations (history of measurement: 3-10 years), i.e. fluxes of greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4, NO2) from eddy-covariance and chamber measurements, meteorological data, partly with biomass inventory data and remote sensing data. The selected candidates will evaluate the data within one site or perform inter-site comparison, possibly also using the data from FLUXNET worldwide database.
The main task will be to analyse and interpret the data of matter (CO2, H2O, CH4) and energy fluxes exchanged between the ecosystem and the atmosphere and publish the results in international scientific journals. 

We require:

  • M.Sc. degree in biological, environmental or atmospheric sciences
  • Basic knowledge of statistical analysis
  • Enthusiasm to write papers
  • Good written/spoken English communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team of scientists

We offer:

  • Creative scientific work, self-realization
  • Use of data from an excellent research infrastructure
  • Possibility of personal career and scientific growth
  • Work in an international team
  • Appropriate salary

Further information about the position is provided by
Mgr. Marian Pavelka, Ph.D
Head of Dept. of Matters and Energy Fluxes
Global Change Research Institute, CAS
+420 511192255
pavelka.m@czechglobe.cz

Please send a motivation letter, a structured CV to jobs@czechglobe.cz