Two four year PhD positions

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Closing Date: 
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Two four year PhD positions with full salary and social benefits are available with Dr Daniel Metcalfe at Lund University, Sweden (http://www.nateko.lu.se/dan-metcalfe). Both positions will work within an exciting new international project examining the causes and consequences of invertebrate herbivory in forests worldwide (http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/200548_en.html).

1) The first position entails extensive fieldwork at field sites around the world to measure the large-scale patterns and biogeochemical consequences of herbivory (https://lu.mynetworkglobal.com/en/what:job/jobID:151777).

2) The second position entails laboratory manipulations of herbivore deposits in soil mesocosms to assess the potential impacts of herbivory on soil processes under climate change (https://lu.mynetworkglobal.com/en/what:job/jobID:151827).

For further details of the positions, and to apply, visit links to the positions on the University Jobs Website. The application deadline is 20th July 2017, the position start date is September 2017 but can be negotiated.

We encourage applications from highly motivated and independent young scientists particularly with experience of ecological fieldwork and of biochemistry/microbiology laboratory work.