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Job advertisement Two Ph.D. studentships in Peatland carbon cycling and GHG emissions

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Two Ph.D. studentships in Peatland carbon cycling and GHG emissions

Position
Two Ph.D. studentships in Peatland carbon cycling and GHG emissions

Employer

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Homepage: https://www.mun.ca


Location
Corner Brook, Canada

Sector
Academic

Relevant divisions
Atmospheric Sciences (AS)
Biogeosciences (BG)
Soil System Sciences (SSS)

Type
Full time

Level
Student / Graduate / Internship

Salary
Typical PhD student stipend

Required education
Master

Application deadline
Open until the position is filled

Posted
15 September 2022

Job description

Your research topics will be defined under the following research programs: (1) studying the impacts of agricultural drainage on carbon cycling and GHG emissions in a boreal bog peatland, using both eddy covariance technique and static chambers; (2) examining the impacts of warming, and Nitrogen and Phosphorus fertilization on carbon cycling, GHG emissions, vegetation composition changes and microbial dynamics in a boreal bog peatland. Please email jwu@grenfell.mun.ca if you want to know more about these field experiments.
You should have excellent oral and written communication skills in English, and the appropriate academic background, for example, in soil science, ecology, earth system science, physical geography, hydrology, biogeochemistry, forestry ecology, and micrometerology, and other suitable subjects. You are required to regularly visit the sites year-round to collect gas samples from static chambers, or maintain the proper function of EC tower, analyze the sample in the lab, write high-quality manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication in the high impact journals, presentation in international/national conferences, and other requirement for a Ph.D. degree.


How to apply

If you are interested in these positions, please send a letter of motivation/research statement, evidence of English Proficiency (if required for international students), up-to-date curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and a copy of any publication (if available) to Dr. Jianghua Wu at jwu@grenfell.mun.ca with subject “PhD-Field experiment”. Reviewing is started immediately after your files are received. Only the potentially selected candidates will be contacted for further discussions. Please see more details about Dr. Wu’s group at https://fac.grenfell.mun.ca/jwu/SitePages/Home.aspx