A full-time postdoctoral position has recently been opened at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena, Germany. The announced position shall be filled as soon as possible, and incoming applications will be reviewed immediately. The position will remain open until filled, and new applications will be considered accordingly. Final application deadline is April 15, 2015.

The main focus of the work will be on the modeling of methane emissions from highly structured Arctic ecosystems at local to regional scales, using the terrestrial ecosystem model JSBACH. A particular focus will be placed on testing the existing representation of subgrid scale variability in hydrological conditions, refining it for the landscape scale, and evaluating its impact on the simulation of net methane emissions. Model performance will be tested against reference datasets at plot (ecosystem chamber fluxes), landscape (eddy-covariance fluxes) and regional scales (atmospheric inverse modeling), with the final product anticipated as a modeling tool to bridge these scales.

Detailed information on position, work environment, requested qualifications and application procedure can be found under

For more information about this position, please contact Mathias Goeckede (mgoeck@bgc-jena.mpg.de) and/or Christian Beer (christian.beer@itm.su.se).