Applications are invited for a 34 month post of a Post doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or Level 2 within UCD School of Biology and Environmental Science (https://www.ucd.ie/bioenvsci/).
We are looking to appoint a post-doctoral fellow with expertise in soil and root microbial ecology to conduct research on the resistance and resilience of grasslands under combined extreme flood and drought events. The post is part of a 4-year Science Foundation of Ireland funded project entitled “Delivering food security from grasslands by understanding the link between root microbial networks and resilient agriculture”. The key question is “how do aboveground-belowground linkages control the productivity, resistance and resilience of grasslands under different and extreme weather events?”. The post-doctoral fellow will work around this question to test hypotheses about the factors that structure plant-root microbe networks in areas at high risk of flood, how intense drought change plant-root microbe networks in fields that have experienced recurrent and extreme floods, how combinations of intense drought/flood followed by another intense drought/flood change plant-root microbe networks, and how productivity, root architecture and soil structure respond to changes in plant-root microbe networks under extreme drought and flood
A full job description and application link are available at: https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/
Use Job Ref : 013775
Informal inquiries to Prof. Tancredi Caruso ([email protected])
Salary Range: €38,631 – €44,658 per annum for PD1 post or €45,942 per annum
Appointment on the above range will be dependent on qualifications and experience.
Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 23 November 2021