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PhD student in soil ecology

Eurac Research is looking for a

PhD student in soil ecology
Landscape and Environment in the Alps is largely shaped by mountain agriculture. Macro-invertebrates inhabiting the soil environment are major drivers of ecosystem functioning due to the many ecosystem processes they contribute to. In the present project we seek to asses land-use effects (management practices, application of manure) on soil-macroinvertebrates and evaluate implications for ecosystem service provision.
· conducting field work autonomously
· identifying soil macro-invertebrates to family/species level, detailed taxonomic knowledge on one major group of soil animals advantageous
· statistically analysing community data
· writing papers for peer-reviewed international journals 
· Master degree in ecology, environmental science or similar, specialization in soil zoology/ecology desired, but not essential
· Interest in and the ability to carry out fieldwork in mountain study sites
· Experience in scientific data analysis using multivariate statistical methods
· Ability to write peer reviewed publications
· Ability to work autonomously and in a team
· Excellent written and spoken English skills; Italian and German skills are desired.
We offer:
· Dedicated work space and young, engaged colleagues
· In-house transferrable skills courses
· A supportive PhD student community
· Attractive living conditions in the middle of the Alps
How to apply:
Interested candidates should submit their application (CV, cover letter and further relevant documents) within 24.11.2017 to the following address:
Eurac Research
Institute for Alpine Environment
Viale Druso 1 – 39100 Bolzano
Email: Alpine.Environment@eurac.edu - www.eurac.edu
el: +39 0471 055 333 / Fax: + 39 0471 055 399
For further information please contact Julia Seeber: Tel: +39 0471 055 318

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