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PostDoc job opportunity at FMI

Job title: Postdoctoral researcher (Modelling of carbon and nitrogen cycles of ecosystems and using remote sensing observations) 

Organization: Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) 

The Greenhouse Gases and Satellite Methods group of the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) seeks for an enthusiastic and motivated postdoctoral researcher for a climate-relevant research project at Helsinki/Kumpula in Finland. The researcher will work in the forefront of carbon cycle research and be part of the international scientific community, joining in the efforts to develop the global terrestrial biosphere model QUINCY with the help of observations. 

The Greenhouse Gases and Satellite Methods group studies greenhouse gases and carbon cycle using a variety of novel satellite data. The group develops sophisticated data-driven methods for analysing the sources and sinks of greenhouse gases and evaluating the reliability of the observations. The research of the group is linked with the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in Inverse Modelling and Imaging. 

The postdoctoral researcher will work on developing the QUINCY model by making use of different ecosystem observations and remote sensing data in the RESEMON project funded by the Academy of Finland. The chosen researcher will be responsible for the part of the project where evaluation and improvement of leaf chlorophyll description is evaluated and improved at the global scale. The work tasks include regular participation to meetings of the international model development team and reporting of the progress in these meetings as well as reporting the results of the research in international peer-reviewed journals and international conferences. The postdoctoral researcher will also participate in the supervision of related research and theses according to their academic qualifications as well as support the activities of the group.  

Qualifications – candidates must have  

  • PhD degree or equivalent in a suitable field, e.g., computer science, data science, atmospheric sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, engineering, ecology (also applicants near the completion of the degree will be considered)  
  • Strong programming skills (e.g. Python, Fortran) and use of command line tools 
  • Good spoken and written English language skills 
  • Willingness to travel and work internationally 
  • Proven track-record on writing scientific publications 
  • Ability to carry out independent, systematic, well-organised research work as well as work as part of a team  
  • Good communication skills 

Details can be found at 

Deadline for applications: 2 November, 2022 at 12 noon (EET)