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Dear colleagues, could you please pass the following announcement to 
students that might be interested.

Kind regards,
Alexander Knohl



Vacancies at ETH Zurich:

The Institute of Plant Sciences at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, Chair of 
Grassland Sciences, seeks

*2 PhD students in stable isotope ecology*

Responsibilities:
Study of carbon and water cycles in terrestrial ecosystems using stable 
isotopes of carbon and oxygen. Tasks include measurements of 
isotopologues of carbon dioxide and water with a laser spectroscopy 
system in the lab and in the field. One position focuses on the 
development of flux chambers and their application for automated isotope 
measurements of soil respiration and leaf photosynthesis. The other 
position focuses on manipulative drought experiments under laboratory 
and field conditions. Both positions include experiment design and 
realization, participation in field campaigns, presentation of results 
nationally and internationally as well as team work.

Requirements:
Dynamic and motivated students with M.Sc./Diplom or equivalent in 
ecology, environmental sciences, atmospheric sciences or related fields. 
Expertise to speak, read and write in English is required.
 
Additional benefits:
We offer an interesting position in an international research group at a 
lively university (www.gl.ipw.agrl.ethz.ch). Research will be carried 
out within a Marie Curie Excellence Team. Appointments are for 3.5 years 
starting in November 2007. Salary is in accordance with EC guidelines 
for Marie Curie Excellence Grants and includes social benefits according 
to Swiss rules.

Your application:
Please send your complete application (incl. description of motivation, 
preference of focus, CV, copies of degree certificates, names and 
contact details of two referees) before September 1, 2007 to Dr. 
Alexander Knohl ([log in to unmask]). Applications will be 
reviewed until the position is filled. Electronic applications as single 
pdf-files preferred. Further information will be given by Dr. Alexander 
Knohl via email or phone (+41 44 632 4932).


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Alexander Knohl
ETH Zurich, Institute of Plant Sciences
Universitaetsstr. 2, LFW C38, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland

phone:  ++41 44 632 4932
fax:    +41 44 632 11 53
email:  [log in to unmask]