Ph.D. student opportunity:
stable isotopes - climate change
We seek a Ph.D. student to develop a new method to analyse stable isotopes
in tree rings. The project is a collaboration between Organic Chemistry,
Umeň University, Sweden; Forest Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural
Sciences, Umeň; and Climate & Environmental Physics, University of Bern,
Switzerland. The student will be based at Organic Chemistry, but will also
spend time in the other groups. The aim of the Ph.D. is to study the
interaction between the atmospheric CO2 concentration and tree physiology.
To this end, we will study trees' response to past CO2 increase, by studying
stable isotopes in a 300-year tree ring chronology. The Ph.D. student will
develop new methods to analyse stable isotopes in tree rings. The work will
include Organic Chemistry lab work, NMR spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy,
and work with tree rings.
We seek a chemist/biochemist for this position, candidates with other
backgrounds may also be considered.
Contact for more information and address for applications:
Dr. Juergen Schleucher
Dept. of Organic Chemistry
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