Researcher – Nitrous oxide Mitigation Research
«The applicant’s primary role would be to study the processes regulating gaseous emission of nitrogen and its mitigation through nitrogen transformation inhibitors and other management technologies. The applicant will play a lead role in co-ordinating and conducting field and laboratory experiments of greenhouse gaseous fluxes, and related soil analysis to improve the robustness of emissions estimates and to develop and improve mitigation technologies.
To be successful in this position you will need a PhD in soil and/or environmental science, with a strong background in chemistry or physics, and in biochemistry or microbiology. Ideally, you will be familiar with nutrient transformations and greenhouse gas emissions and sinks. You will develop new areas of research in nitrogen and carbon cycling and follow leads for novel mitigation techniques. You will be expected to contribute to communication with stakeholders of this research through contract reports, seminars, publications in peer-reviewed national and international journals, and interactions with clients.
This role is full-time and fixed term for a period of 2 years, with the possibility of renewal based on funding availability. This role will be based at our Palmerston North site.
The closing date for applications is 11:55pm the 31st December 2012.
Please click here to download and view the Position Description for this role.»
2. Doctorando para el estudio de la reducción de las emisiones de CH4 en granja usando microrganismos metanotrofos. Link
«Des Ross Memorial PhD Scholarship: Reducing on-farm methane emissions using methanotrophs
Landcare Research is offering a 3-year PhD scholarship for research at Massey University to develop technology for removing methane emissions from dairy waste ponds using biofilters populated by methanotrophs. The scholarship consists of an annual stipend of NZ$30,000 (comprising a stipend of $20,000 plus $10,000 towards disbursements including university fees). A suitable student will ideally have a good knowledge of soil and/or environmental science, and with a strong microbiology and biochemistry/chemistry background. The successful applicant will enrol for study at Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand.
Applications, including a CV including details of academic record, a letter stating suitability for PhD studies, and the names and contact details of three academic referees, are invited by 30 April 2012.
For further information contact: Professor Surinder Saggar, Landcare Research, Private Bag 11052, Manawatu Mail centre, Palmerston North, New Zealand, or Email: Saggars@landcareresearch.co.nz»