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Postdoctoral researcher, Modelling of tree canopy structure and dynamics

9 days ago | Closing on Jun 11
Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)
Postdoctoral researcher, Modelling of tree canopy structure and dynamics
Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)
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Published: 9 days ago
Application deadline: Jun 11
Location: Helsinki, Finland
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Postdoctoral researcher, Modelling of tree canopy structure and dynamics

About the workplace

Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) is a research organisation working to promote bioeconomy and sustainable use of natural resources. We provide solutions and services based on best available scientific knowledge to our customers. Our research results and services generate added value and sustainability as well as scientific evidence to support decision making. We carry out research on forestry, agriculture, food, game, and fisheries. We also perform statutory services. Natural Resources Institute Finland is one of the four Statistical Authorities in Finland.

Work tasks

The postdoctoral researcher will analyse the structure and dynamics of tree canopies, canopy responses to varied management regimes and changes in environmental conditions. Tasks include processing of the point cloud data obtained by TLS and direct tree measurements for the development of volume, stem curve and biomass models.

Qualifications

We are seeking a highly motivated researcher with a recent PhD degree and background in ecology, ecophysiology, mathematics, computing sciences, forestry, or other relevant field of research. The researcher will need excellent programming skills (e.g., Python, FORTRAN, C, Matlab), the capacity to apply statistical methods and to address varying computational problems and experience in processing point cloud data. Experience in scientific publishing and excellent skills in scientific writing and communicating in English are required. Collaboration with stakeholders and international networks of scientists are appreciated. The ability to work independently as part of a multidisciplinary research group is essential. 

The person to be appointed to the postdoctoral researcher position should have completed his/her doctoral degree within the past four years (excluding maternity leaves, parental leaves, or military service). A doctoral degree must be completed at the time of accepting the position. The vacancy is initially for 2 years with a possibility of 1 year continuation (2+1).

Scope of employment

Form of employment: Temporary employment

Scope:   Office work

Commencement:   1.9.2018

Time-limited to:   31.8.2021Nature of the work

Application

Last application date:   11.6.2018 16:00

Reference number:   30-276-2018

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You may also apply for this position by submitting your application to the address below. The job reference of the role must be cited both in the actual application and on the envelope. Applications will not be returned.

Luonnonvarakeskuksen kirjaamo
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki

The following documents should be attached to the application: 
- Letter of motivation where the applicant is asked to describe her/his scientific background and research interests 
- CV 
- Publication list 
- Contact details of at least two senior academics for references

Salary

 Salary will be defined when selecting the new employee.

Employment

Number of positions advertised:   1

Contact

Contact persons

Annika KangasResearch professor029 532 2461

Kari T. KorhonenPrincipal Scientist+358 29 532 3030

Placement

Luonnonvarakeskus
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki

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Luonnonvarakeskus 
Yliopistokatu 6
80100 Joensuu

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