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The Global Change Research Institute seeks researcher focusing on plant water relations

The position is available from November 2019. 

The main research focus will be to analyse and interpret sap flow data in connection to other ecophysiological variables and their responses to environmental drivers. The relevant data consist of sap flow measured by trunk heat balance method, 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) and ancillary data like soil water content, leaf area index, stem diameter increments etc. The ecosystems of interests are covering broadleaved and evergreen coniferous forests of the temperate climate zone. The main emphasis will be put on the analysis of the response of trees to water and other stress factors, using data at the tree (sap flow)  to stand scale (e.g. eddy covariance method) in combination with wide range of the state of the art ancillary data being a part of the ICOS infrastructure. Beyond this main focus, we are offering to be involved in research experiments dealing with eddy covariance-based evapotranspiration partitioning, water balance modelling with simple physically based up-to detailed process-based ecosystem or complex hydrological models, validation of remote sensing tools for evapotranspiration or studies linking carbon and water fluxes. We are also opened to new ideas for own research questions with potential to result in research publications and/or project proposals.

We require:

  • Ph.D. degree in biological, environmental or atmospheric sciences
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of plant water relations and plant hydraulics, plant physiology/ecophysiology
  • The ability of independent scientific work including publishing papers in impact factor journals
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of standard and advanced statistical analyses and strong analytical skills.
  • Experience with data processing using script-oriented languages (preferably R, alternatively Matlab, Python etc.)
  • Good written/spoken English communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate within interdisciplinary team of scientists, the ability to lead people
  • Motivated person with intrinsic desire to learn new skills and knowledge

We offer:

  • Creative scientific work at interdisciplinary institute
  • Possibility of the professional career and scientific growth
  • Work in an international team
  • Appropriate salary

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 a POSTDOC/JUNIOR SCIENTIST

Water and energy fluxes measured with the EDDY COVARIANCE technique
at different ecosystems

Job description

  • analysis and interpretation of the data from eddy-covariance
  • data from the network of Czech Ecosystem Stations (history of measurement: 4-10 years)
  • evaluation of the data within one site or inter-site comparisons
  • possibility to use FLUXNET database
  • biomass inventory data, chamber measurements and remote sensing data available
  • result publications

We require

  • Ph.D. degree in biological, environmental or atmospheric sciences
  • knowledge of atmospheric processes, ecology/ecophysiology and the fluxes within the soil-plant-atmosphere system
  • practice with R software (preferred) or Matlab and good knowledge of advanced statistical methods
  • capability of independent scientific work including publishing papers in impact factor journals
  • collaboration with an interdisciplinary team, ability to lead people
  • good written/spoken English

We offer

  • creative scientific work, self-realization
  • excellent research infrastructure
  • personal career development and scientific growth
  • work in an international team
  • appropriate salary

The position is free from autumn 2019.

Please send a motivation letter, a structured CV with a review of your scientific
publications and contact to three reference persons (subject: EDDY-COVARIANCE POSTDOC) to jobs@czechglobe.cz and pavelka.m@czechglobe.cz