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ROLE: ForES Project seeks Postdoctoral Researcher

Updated: Feb 18, 2023

The ForES project is seeking to recruit a Postdoctoral Researcher. The position is for 2 years and the successful applicant will work with the team at Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, and practitioners at Coillte using Natural Capital Accounting approaches to co-develop tools for sustainable forestry management decision-making.

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This is an academic research role, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator.

The primary purpose of the role is to further develop your research skills and competences, including the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications, the development of funding proposals, the mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching.


Applicants must have:

- PhD in ecology, environmental sciences, forestry, environmental/ecosystem management, ecosystem services, natural capital, ecological economics, environmental decision-making or similar.

- Experience in ecosystem services assessment, preferably related to forestry.

- Knowledge of ecological modelling, preferably Bayesian belief network modelling

The successful candidate will carry out the following duties specific to this project:

Develop a Bayesian Belief Network (BBN) to model the delivery of ecosystem services from selected forest sites and the effects of different management scenarios on ecosystem service delivery. The BBN will be incorporated into a decision support tool in collaboration with researchers in Trinity College Dublin

Salary range: €41,209 - €43,669 per annum

Appointment on the above range will be dependent on qualifications and experience

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 03rd March 2023


Search for "External Jobs", "Research", "Biology and Environmental Sciences", Job Ref 015630

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