Offer period: 
19 May 2023 to 28 May 2023
Offer ID: 23-032-11827Resolved

CREAF is seeking for a postdoctoral researcher to work on the FUNBOSC project (design and launch a network to monitor the functioning of Catalan forests, including continuous measurements of carbon and water flows in tree stems) and funded by the Departament d'Acció Climàtica, Alimentació i Agenda Rural de la Generalitat de Catalunya.

The candidate will join a large research team of >20 people working on the effects of environmental changes on vegetation dynamics at scales that range from the individual plant to the region and the globe.

A part-time contract is offered (28h per week), with planned incorporation in June 2023, with a duration of 6 month. The salary offered is €1,972 gross per month.


- Design a functional monitoring network for Catalonia's forests based on existing experiences at international level.
- Set up a monitoring station at Can Balasc to test alternative sensors and experimental designs.
- Plan the products derived from the monitoring network, their dissemination, and the interaction with other forest monitoring initiatives.
- Create a working group involving representatives from the scientific, technological, and administrative sectors, to support the monitoring network. 


- Degree in Biology, Environmental Sciences or equivalent.
- A completed PhD on forest functional ecology.
- Research experience in forest water and carbon fluxes, and their monitoring, as evidenced from prior scientific publications.
- Experience coordinating large databases or research infrastructures.


- Advanced experience in programming and data analysis using R or equivalent software.
- Advanced knowledge of English.
- International working experience.


1. Admission of candidates: applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter (maximum 500 words) and the questionnaire attached to the offer (filled), by e-mail to, until 28 May 2023, indicating the reference code of the offer. Applications referred to another portal, other than CREAF job openings section and the instructions included in this, will not be accepted.
2. Pre-selection: determination of compliance with the minimum requirements of the offer.
3. Selection: assessment of the preselected candidates by scoring based on objective criteria. 
4. Final decision: in case of finding the suitable person, the election will be formally communicated to him/her, and the identification of the chosen person will be published on CREAF job opening section.

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