24-01-00006 Post-Doctoral offer in Ecohydrological modelling and forest management

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 16 Feb 2024

5 Feb 2024
Job Information
Organisation/Company

Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia
Research Field

Environmental science » Water science
Agricultural sciences » Forest sciences
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)
Recognised Researcher (R2)
Established Researcher (R3)
Country

Spain
Application Deadline

16 Feb 2024 - 14:00 (Europe/Andorra)
Type of Contract

Temporary
Job Status

Full-time
Hours Per Week

37,5
Offer Starting Date

5 Feb 2024
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Reference Number

24-01-00006
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

No

Offer Description

Reference: 24-01-00006

 

The Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC) are seeking to appoint a post-doctoral researcher to lead and conduct fundamental and applied research related to:

 

-              Modelling in forest dynamics and ecohydrological processes.

-              Water-oriented forest management practices.

-              Optimization of Ecosystem services for landscape planning.

-              Performance of forest restoration actions mediated by water availability.

 

The candidate will be part of the Forest and Water team of the CTFC. He/she will be working in the framework of the ForH2O project, funded by the Catalan Research Agency (AGAUR). ForH2O aims at contributing to the design of strategies, plans and guidelines to water efficient forest planning.

 

CTFC’s research activity is organised around three programs: 1) Multifunctional Forest Management; 2) Landscape Dynamics and Biodiversity; 3) Bioeconomy and Governance. As part of the Multifunctional Forest Management Program, CTFC undertakes research on adaptive silviculture to environmental changes, innovation in multi-purpose forest planning at different scales targeting different ecosystem goods and services. The analysis of the influence of forest management on the different processes on natural ecosystems (p. ex. water generation and regulation functions) is crucial for ensuring the persistence of the ecosystems and the future provision of the associated goods and services. In this regard, ecohydrological models and optimisation tools are useful tools to assess the effects of multiple management itineraries under climate change scenarios on ecosystem services, such as water provision, and orientate the design of forest management guidelines and planification.     

 

CTFC is located in Solsona (Pre-Pyrenees, 120 km from Barcelona), Spain. We are a very dynamic research institute that employs app. 160 staff, produces >100 scientific articles annually and has a turnover of app. 6 Mil. €/year. Further institutional information is available at: www.ctfc.cat/en  

 


TERMS OF THE APPOINTMENT


 

  • The contract will start between February and April 2024.
  • It is a full-time position with a duration of 2 years (with possibility of contract extension).
  • The candidate will be based in Solsona (CTFC), although the option to be based in Lleida (UdL) could also be considered. The candidate will be part of the Forests and Water team from CTFC's Multifunctional Forest Management Program.
  • Based on CTFC labour categories, annual gross salary will be adjusted to the foreseen role and will be commensurated with the specific profile of the selected candidate (qualifications and experience), ranging between 29,000 - 34,000 €/year.
  •  Working day: full time, 37.5 hours per week, with remote working options according to the institution norms (max. 20 h/week).
  • 23+6 days of holidays per year. Good family-work balance conditions

  • Requirements
    Research Field
    Agricultural sciences » Forest sciences
    Education Level
    PhD or equivalent

    Research Field
    Environmental science » Water science
    Education Level
    PhD or equivalent

    Skills/Qualifications

    BASIC REQUIREMENTS


     

  • A completed PhD on Forestry, Environmental Sciences or another discipline related to the main topic of this call.
  • Proficiency in programming and in using forest dynamics, ecohydrological and landscape modelling techniques.
  • Expertise in statistical analysis of big datasets.
  • Expertise in GIS and spatial data analysis.
  • Advanced knowledge of English and proficiency in Spanish, both spoken and written.
  • Readiness to work in multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Specific Requirements

    DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS


     

  • Experience in national or international research projects is an asset.
  • Experience in national or international research projects is an asset.
  • Authorship of relevant publications in high impact journals is an asset.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to interact with stakeholders is an asset.
  • Knowledge of Catalan is an asset.

  • Languages
    ENGLISH
    Level
    Excellent

    Research Field
    Environmental science » Water scienceAgricultural sciences » Forest sciences

    Additional Information
    Benefits

    SOFT COMPETENCES


     

  • Team player.
  • Critical thinking and attention to detail.
  • Capacity to work under pressure.
  • Ability to plan and organize their work independently.
  • Result oriented.
  • Flexibility and adaptation.
  • Initiative and pro activity.
  • Availability to travel sporadically.
  •  


    CONTACT


     

    Forest Science and Technology Center of Catalonia

    Crta. of St. Llorenç de Morunys, km 2 (direction Port del Comte)

    25280 Solsona

    Tel. (+34) 973 48 17 52

    E-mail: borsa.treball@ctfc. cat

    https://ctfc.en/

    https://ctfc.cat/transparencia.php

     


    CTFC guarantees an open, transparent, and merit-based recruitment process (OTM-R) to all registered candidacies avoiding thus any bias on gender, origin, age, ideology, or other circumstances that could be discriminatory. Integration policy: reservation of a place for staff with a certificate of recognized disability.

     

     


    Eligibility criteria

    SELECTION PROCESS AND CRITERIA


     

    The selection process is led by the Human Resources Area of CTFC. This process consists of:

     

  • Admission of candidates: applicants must submit a curriculum vitae and motivation letter addressed to borsa.treball@ctfc. cat, until 16h February 2024, indicating the reference code of the offer.
  • Pre-selection: verification of compliance with the minimum requirements of the offer.
  • Selection (End February-Beginning March 2024): assessment of the preselected candidates by scoring based on objective criteria and interview.
  • Final decision: in case of finding the suitable person, the election will be formally communicated to him/her, and the identification of the chosen person will be published on CTFC job openings section.
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    Further information: borsa.treball@ctfc. cat


    Work Location(s)
    Number of offers available
    1
    Company/Institute
    Centre de Ciència i Tecnologia Forestal de Catalunya
    Country
    Spain
    State/Province
    Solsones
    City
    Solsona
    Postal Code
    25280
    Street
    Ctra. de St. Llorenç de Morunys, km 2 (direcció Port del Comte)

    Where to apply
    E-mail

    [email protected]

    Contact
    State/Province

    Solsones
    City

    Solsona
    Website

    http://www.ctfc.cat
    Street

    Ctra. de St. Llorenç de Morunys, km 2 (direcció Port del Comte)
    Postal Code

    25280
    E-Mail

    [email protected]

    STATUS: EXPIRED

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