Research Professor, Ecosystem Modelling Forests and Peatlands Helsinki The research area of the research professor in forest and peatland ecosystem modelling involves understanding of ecosystem processes and capacity to develop dynamic process-based models that are applicable for analyses on ecosystem responses to changes in management and environmental conditions. Model approaches should accommodate to further integration of environmental and socio-economic impact assessment.
The work should contribute to studies on ecosystem productivity and resilience with advances in integration of the above and belowground ecosystem processes (incl. microbiome drivers of greenhouse gas fluxes), biogeochemistry and hydrology. Developed models should contribute e.g. to precision forestry, sustainable forest and peatland management, supporting ecosystem service production and biodiversity, greenhouse gas inventory, forest monitoring, and economic analyses (incl. life cycle assessment) in forestry and facilitate informed strategy choices and decision-making in land-use... planning and policy.
The research professor should build advanced opensource models that especially address boreal soil processes including greenhouse gas fluxes of peat soils and integrate the empirical open access data sources together with Lukes long-term monitoring data to ecosystem process modelling piggybacking on existing models and model co-development in Luke.
The person nominated in the position is expected to actively develop the strategic orientation of ambitious research projects, lead the development of large-scale international project entities, develop and scientifically lead a strong research group in the field of research at Luke, secure long-term broad-based funding, interact with relevant national and international stakeholders and promote the application and dissemination of research results.
Scrope of employment
Commencement: 01/04/2022 or according to a contract.
Time-limited to: 31/03/2027
Nature of the position
An applicant who has previously been elected as a professor at a university for the time being may be appointed as a research professor to a permanent position in Luke.
Last application date: 15/07/2021 16:00
Reference number: 30-294-2021
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The following documents should be enclosed with the application:
A complete curriculum vitae (including full name, date and place of birth, nationality, current residence, education and degrees awarded, linguistic skills, current and previous positions, major research funding obtained, research leadership, list of supervised PhDs and post doctoral researchers, other academic merits, number of peer-reviewed articles, H-index, total citations and average citation per item) maximum 10 pages.
A complete list of publications (with citations and impact factors) and copies of ten selected publications most relevant for the professorship
Summary of research activities carried out so far including aspects of customer interphase work, societal impact of research, and the dissemination of research results (maximum two pages)
A research plan and ambitions as a research professor (maximum five pages)
Names and contact information of three referees.