Dear Colleagues – (apologies for cross posting)

Stockholm Univ. Baltic Sea Center has 7 new researcher positions open.

In particular they are looking for expertise in eutrophication issues related to agro-industry.

• Agriculture-Environment Interactions, with focus on agricultural policy, crop and animal production systems, nutrient management measures and its effects on the Baltic Sea.
• Watershed Dynamics, with focus on nutrient and contaminant fluxes and their management in the Baltic Sea catchment.
More information about the positions (the call is open until Nov 11), the Baltic Sea Centre and the idea behind the Baltic Eye project is posted at:
Please pass this along to anyone who might be interested.

Best regards,

An excerpt from the weblink above —

In February 2013, the Baltic Sea Centre formed a strategic partnership with the BalticSea2020 foundation to form Baltic Eye for action oriented analysis, synthesis and communication. Stockholm University performs comprehensive and powerful Baltic Sea research, however, resources for synthesis and communication are yet not on par with basic research. Therefore, the foundation allocated 20 million SEK per year for Baltic Eye over a five-year period. Ample funding is also set aside for top-notch international workshops, communication events and outreach products to address important issues that can help to find the best solutions for a better environmental state of the Baltic Sea.

Specific qualifications required to be considered as a candidate for employment include at least a PhD within the subject area of the position. We seek persons with a strong interest and ambition for communication and outreach, that in close collaboration with others in our research and communication team can:

* strongly communicate research results that have the potential to influence or form policy decisions for an improved Baltic Sea environment.
* develop pro-active communication and policy options for societal choices and communicate Baltic Sea environmental action challenges and solutions.
* lead scientific thematic syntheses including assessments on measures and solutions and international workshops on environmental Baltic Sea issues, as well as write scientific publications on these subjects.
* develop integrated approaches for environmental management and measures within the Baltic Sea and its catchment.
* assess the implications of, for example, the EU Common Agricultural Policy, Common Fisheries Policy, the Habitat directive and other related directives on environmental management within the Baltic Sea and its catchment.

Sybil P. Seitzinger, Ph.D.
Executive Director
International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP)
Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Box 50005, SE-104 05 Stockholm

Tel: +46 86739558
Skype: Sybil.Seitzinger

Rebecca Barnes
Postdoctoral Associate
Institute of Marine & Coastal Sciences
Rutgers, State University of New Jersey
71 Dudley Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901