UK: Fonaso Research Fellow in School Of Environment, Natural Resources & Geography at Bangor University.

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REF: BU00307

Salary: £26,000 p.a.

Description: The School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography is part of a consortium that has received a prestigious award from the EC Erasmus Mundus programme to provide competitive funding for international researchers enabling them to undertake research leading to a European PhD in Forests, Nature and Society (FONASO).FONASO provides funding for individuals to carry out three-years of full-time research in an integrated programme leading to a doctorate. It builds on existing research departments and environments, taking the best from each to build up joint supervision, activities and advanced doctoral-level courses. Each funded researcher will spend two years working under the supervision of their primary consortium university and up to one year working under the supervision of their secondary consortium university. They are also funded to carry out the field-work component of their research in the international locations required for their research project. The language of the Programme is English.

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow working on the following research project:

‘Tree species and Soils: Pure and mixed tree species effects on soil C sequestration and controlling processes’.

Duties will include collection of primary research data through extensive field-work in Europe and Canada; completion of a PhD dissertation based on the research project; writing up this work as academic papers for publication; attending conferences: and administrative tasks associated with the project. The successful applicant will be expected to engage in a limited amount of teaching in relevant subject areas.

Eligibilty: Applicants must have a good first degree and a Masters degree in a relevant subject (such as Forestry); extensive field work experience (preferably in North America); knowledge of North American and European forested ecosystems; good computer literacy including familiarity with use of spreadsheets, particularly SPSS statistical software; and have published papers in international journals.

Starting date: The successful candidate will be expected to commence in February 2014, and the post is available for a period of 3 years.

To Apply: Applications will only be accepted via our on-line recruitment website. However, in cases of access issues due to disability, paper application forms are available by telephoning 01248 383865.

Closing date for applications: Thursday, 22 August 2013.

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