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The Physiological Plant Ecology Group at the University of Basel has an opening 
for a postdoc to work on an isotope data analysis project that deals with a 
unique dataset made up of over 4000 herbarium samples collected over the past 

Details can be found here:

Open PostDoc position
The Physiological Plant Ecology group is looking for a PostDoc in Stable 
Isotope Physiology and Global Change Ecology (80%, start in spring 2019)

The Physiological Plant Ecology group (Prof. Kahmen) of the University of Basel 
investigates the ecophysiological processes in plants that determine the fluxes 
of water, nitrogen and carbon in natural and agricultural ecosystems. The goals 
of our research are to understand how plants operate in the context of their 
environment and to reveal how plants shape the functioning of terrestrial 
ecosystems. The open position is within the ERC project HYDROCARB, where we 
seek to determine the potential of stable isotope ratios in archived plant 
materials to assess long-term metabolic responses of plants to global 
environmental change.

Your position
In the past years our lab has analyzed the stable carbon and oxygen isotope 
ratios from more than 4000 herbarium specimen. The herbarium specimen originate 
from across Switzerland and have been collected in the past 200+ years and 
cover a wide range plant species from different habitats. The key objective of 
the advertised position is to analyze this dataset with geospatial and 
physiological models in order to identify long-term physiological changes in a 
wide range of plant species during the past century as a response to 
environmental changes.

Your profile
We are looking for a dynamic, reliable and motivated candidate with a PhD in 
biology, environmental sciences or related disciplines. Strong interest in 
process-oriented research in plant physiology, the ability to work analytically 
with large datasets and experience with process-based modelling are required. 
Teamwork within the group and project partners requires spoken and written 
English language skills.

We offer you
We offer an interesting position in an international and interdisciplinary 
research environment at the University of Basel. The position will initially be 
for one year with the option of a one-year extension, depending on the 
performance of the candidate. Salary and social benefits are provided according 
to University of Basel rules.

Application / Contact
Please send your complete application (CV, letter of motivation, contact 
information of three references) to Mrs. Maura Ellenberger 
( Application deadline is February 15th 2019. 
Further information on the project can be obtained from Prof. Kahmen 

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