Open positions

  • Created: 15.11.2013
    Expires: 12/06/2013 (All day)
    Contact to:
    Susann Warnecke

    työharjoittelu kirjastotyö julkaisujen digitalisointi internet toimistotyö

    Starting: December 2013 / January 2014
    Application period until: 02.12.2013
    Location: Jyväskylä, Finland
    Employee: International Peat Society

    The International Peat Society is looking for an intern to manage, organise and categorise its small internal library, and help to manage the digitalisation of scientific proceedings, books and other literature on peat and peatlands. The work can be carried out part-time besides your studies or as a 2-3 month project.

    The applicant should have interest in books and the Internet, a good command of written and spoken English, as well as good communication and organisation skills. We also appreciate if you can use your own laptop and have experience with Adobe or other PDF managing programs. Ideal would be some background or education in library and archive management, or experience with scientific publishing processes.

    Major tasks during the internship include:

    • Re-organisation and documentation of the IPS library, containing books, scientific proceedings, DVD and business documents
    • Management of the digitalisation of IPS publications via a US scanning service
    • Uploading of scientific proceedings and other documents on the IPS website
    • Review and management of the IPS online book store
    • Development of online services and publication info on the IPS website
    • Information management in regard to scientific journals
    • Editorial support for IPS publications

    The work we offer is flexible and can be carried out in agreement with the IPS Secretariat, e.g. 4 to 20 hrs/week. We are not able to pay a salary or travel costs, but offer a versatile work experience in a truly international environment. Please send your application letter and CV by 2 December to the IPS Secretariat,


    Ala, jonka opiskelijoille tehtävä on suunnattu

        Humanistinen ja viestintäala
        Taide- ja kulttuuriala
        Luonnonvara- ja ympäristöala
        Matkailu-, ravitsemis- ja talousala

    Avoimen työpaikan / opinnäytetyön tehtäväalue

        Hallinto- ja toimistotehtävät
        Kirjasto- ja informaatiotyö
        Opetus, koulutus ja ohjaus
        Maa- ja metsätaloustyö
        Tutkimus- ja kehitystehtävät
        Viestintä ja media
        Ympäristö ja kemia

    Oppilaitos, jonka opiskelijoille tehtävä on suunnattu

        Jyväskylän yliopisto
        Jyväskylän ammattikorkeakoulu
        Humanistinen ammattikorkeakoulu
    muut yliopistot ja ammattikorkeakoulut

  • Created: 11.11.2013
    Expires: 12/15/2013 (All day)
    Contact to:
    +358 40 418 4075

    The International Peat Society (Kansainvälinen Turveyhdistys ry) is recruiting a dynamic

    Secretary General / Managing Director

    to further develop and promote the work of the Society.

    The Secretary General works at the IPS Secretariat in Jyväskylä, part-time, at least 16 hrs/week, and reports directly to the Executive Board of the Society. His/her tasks include:

    • Leadership and monitoring of a global non-profit organization of different stakeholders considering the social, economic and environmental values of peat and peatlands
    • Strategic development of the Society and outreach in response to scientific, commercial, political and administrative challenges at national and international levels
    • Cooperation and information exchange with related non-profit organizations, EU officials and international conventions with regard to wetland management, land use and climate change
    • Reporting and active communication of important developments to membership and beyond
    • Fostering a network of contacts with the IPS membership and related stakeholders
    • Implementation of the decisions taken by the Annual Assembly of national representatives, the Executive Board and the Scientific Advisory Board in compliance with the Society’s Statutes and Internal Regulations
    • Strengthening visibility and impact of the expertise within IPS on an international level
    • Supervision and development of the IPS Secretariat in Jyväskylä and its staff
    • Financial and budget responsibility

    The applicant should have the following qualifications:

    • Academic degree in natural resource management, business or social sciences
    • Excellent communication & PR skills: public speaking, writing, negotiating and moderating
    • Written and oral proficiency in English and Finnish together with preferably German, French, or Russian
    • Experience in administration, finance, project and human resource management
    • Non-profit sector, university or business background beneficial
    • MS Office and Internet experience & willingness to travel
    • Peat and peatland knowledge is an advantage

    The IPS is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the responsible management and Wise Use of peatlands and peat. It promotes the gathering, exchange and communication of knowledge and experience, for instance via conferences, meetings and publications. The IPS serves all those interested in peat and peatlands including the scientific, industrial and commercial, and regulatory communities. It respects the economic, social and environmental values of the peatland resource.

    Currently the IPS has 1,412 individual, corporate, student and institutional members from 42 countries. This includes 18 National Committees and 10 Commissions with different activities related to peat and peatlands, including mires, bogs, fens and tropical peat swamp forests.

    Please send your applications with CV, time and salary requirements by 5 December 2013 to the IPS Secretariat,, phone: +358 40 418 4075.

    Open position as PDF file to print and share:


  • Created: 04.04.2013
    Expires: 04/30/2013 (All day)
    Contact to:
    Susann Warnecke

    The International Peat Society is looking for an intern during late spring 2013 and possibly after that.


    The applicant should have a good command of written and spoken English, good writing and MS Office skills, and understand cross-cultural issues. Other languages, e.g. German and Finnish, and your own laptop computer are beneficial. Experience with publishing software e.g. Photoshop/InDesign and visual web applications (Google Maps, Pinterest, Social networks etc.) would be great. Your education can be business, communications or science-related; conference and travel management or association experience is a plus.


    • participate in the preparations of IPS conferences, the annual meeting, excursions and similar events in international context
    • editorial help for the IPS printed member magazine Peatlands International, the email newsletter Peat News, and other material
    • correspondence with members from 42 countries, member survey + national committee contacts
    • member relations and acquisition of new members, cooperation with non-government associations, corporate and individual members
    • screening of news alerts and scientific publications
    • promotion of the IPS and its activities by post, email and social media
    • handling of incoming and outgoing invoices
    • editing and developing the IPS website and social media
    • office support for archives, book sales etc.

    The work we offer is flexible and can be carried out in agreement with the IPS Secretariat, e.g. 4 to 20 hrs/week. We are not able to pay a salary or travel costs, but offer a versatile work experience in a truly international environment.


    Please send your application letter and CV by 15 April to the IPS Secretariat,

    More information:

  • Created: 13.02.2013
    Expires: 03/02/2013 (All day)

    University College Dublin, Ireland

    UCD Soil Science offers a 36-month PostDoc position, full-time or part-time (x 0.6),
    on measurement and modeling of soil carbon stocks and changes in mineral forest soils.

    Details from using Reference 005708.

  • Created: 20.09.2012
    Expires: 09/20/2012 (All day)
    Contact to:
    Roxane Andersen

    - 15 months starting in November 2012

    This apprenticeship will contribute to a programme of monitoring and restoration of blanket bogs in Scotland, while learning a wide range of ecological and hydrological monitoring techniques.  The candidate will have opportunities to broaden a range of skills by getting involved in related Peatland research taking place at RSPB Forsinard Flows and at the nearby Environmental Research Institute (ERI) in Thurso,taking in freshwater loch systems and associated invertebrates, and monitoring of water flows and water quality.
    For further information and to apply, please visit, alternatively, email or call +44(0)1302 388844.

    Closing date for completed applications: 30 September 2012

  • Created: 02.07.2012
    Expires: 12/02/2012 (All day)
    Contact to:
    Dr Yit Arn Teh / Susann Warnecke, IPS
    +44 1334 462819

    Research Technician - WC1051

    Description: School of Geography and Geoscience, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, £20,559 - £22,475, Start Date: 1 September 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter, Fixed Term for 2 years

    Details: The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of St Andrews is seeking to appoint a 2-year fixed-term Research Technician following the recent award of a major NERC Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (BESS) consortium grant to the University of St Andrews. The role holder will support the research activities of Dr Yit Arn Teh, Dr Timothy Hill and Dr Claire Gollety (School of Biology). The project, entitled 'A hierarchical approach to the examination of the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem service flows across coastal margins' (CBESS), will provide a large-scale analysis of biodiversity stocks and the flows of ecosystem services from selected coastal systems.

    A detailed regional study will compare two areas of great local and national importance for England: Morecambe Bay and the Essex coastline. We will carry out biological and physical surveys at more than 600 stations and use these results to clarify how biodiversity influences these key ecosystem services. The role holder will conduct measurements of greenhouse gas exchange, nutrient cycling and carbon sequestration both at the major regional study sites and also in the Eden Estuary near St Andrews.

    The post holder will be expected to work as part of a team. The role holder will receive practical training for field and laboratory tasks from the PI and other contributing investigators if he or she does not already have prior expertise, after which they will be expected to operate independently with minimal supervision. The role holder will be expected to work towards a schedule, decided in consultation with the PI and other contributing investigators.

    Applicants are required to have higher level education (or equivalent) in the sciences, experience of fieldwork in remote location, laboratory skills and experience of working with scientific instrumentation. A degree in physical geography, biology or related subjects would be advantageous.  Other important skills and attributes include numeracy skills; independence and initiative; organisational and logistics abilities and good communication skills.  

    Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Yit Arn Teh (

    Further information about the NERC BESS programme and CBESS consortium can be found at:

    Closing Date:  30 July 2012  

    Interview Date: Mid-August 2012
    Further Particulars: WC1051TG FPs.doc

    Please quote ref: WC1051  

    School of Geography and Geoscience, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
    £20,559 - £22,475
    Start Date: 1 September 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter
    Fixed Term for 2 years

    To Apply for this position, please use this link:

    Dr Yit Arn Teh

    Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
    University of St Andrews
    Irvine Building, North Street
    St Andrews, KY16 9AL
    Scotland, UK

    Telephone: +44 1334 462819
    Fax: +44 1334 463949

    The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland : No SC013532

  • Created: 12.01.2012
    Expires: 01/12/2012 (All day)
    Contact to:
    Susann Warnecke

    For the Wetlands International Headquarters, we are seeking a communications officer, with a responsibility for offline and online communications. Please consider this and forward it to people who may be interested.
    I wish you all a very good Christmas and hope to be in contact with you in a good 2012,
    Alex Kaat
    Communications and Advocacy Manager

    More info:

  • Created: 13.12.2011
    Expires: 01/03/2012 (All day)
    Contact to:
    Global Carbon Project and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research


    The Global Carbon Project and the
    Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
    Senior Research Associate
    Ref: RA801

    The Global Carbon Project [ ] seeks a dynamic researcher to lead the publication of its annual CO2 budget and conduct research on global and regional carbon balance. You will foster and co-ordinate the activity, gather and analyse the relevant observations and models results, and work to publish and diffuse high-level papers on policy-relevant research in collaboration with international experts. You will also contribute to the development of an International Carbon Office.

    You should have a PhD or equivalent, a track-record of publications on any aspect of the carbon cycle, and an interest in conducting policy-relevant research.
    This post is available for 3 years.
    Closing date: 12 noon on 3 January 2012.  

    Full details on

  • Created: 29.08.2011
    Expires: 12/22/2011 (All day)
    Contact to:
    J. Holden

    Postdoctoral research fellow in peatland science (30 July 2011)

    The School of Geography, University of Leeds, is looking to appoint a postdoctoral research fellow in peatland science on a 2 year project:

    Closing date 12 August. Please contact if you have informal enquiries.

  • Created: 29.08.2011
    Expires: 12/23/2011 (All day)
    Contact to:
    Brian W. Benscoter

    Graduate Research Opportunity in Ecosystem Ecology
     (12 May 2011)

    We are inviting applications for a graduate research position (M.Sc. preferred) in the Plant Ecology Lab at Florida Atlantic University ( We are seeking a highly motivated student for a Joint Fire Sciences Program-funded research project with broad focal areas in forestry, fire ecology, wetland ecology, remote sensing, soil science, and biogeochemistry. This research is part of a collaborative project by researchers at FAU, Michigan Technological University, US Forest Service, and US Fish and Wildlife Service investigating fire dynamics in wetland ecosystems. 

    Research will focus on examining spatial patterns of wetland soil conditions and fuel moisture influence on soil combustion using a combination of laboratory and field experiments, prescribed burning, and remote sensing. The project will be based at Seney National Wildlife Refuge (SNWR), located in the east-central portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula ( ). The Refuge encompasses 95,238 acres of wetland and upland forest ecosystems, including the Seney Wilderness Area and the Strangmoor Bog National Natural Landmark.  Opportunities exist for synergistic activities with other current research programs in Michigan, western Canada (, Alaska (, and the Everglades. 

    Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in ecology, forestry, or a related field. Only U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible for this position. Successful candidates must demonstrate the ability to work independently and conduct rigorous fieldwork in remote settings, as well as willingness to travel and work for extended periods at the research sites, occasionally under adverse weather conditions. A valid U.S. driver’s license and good driving record is preferred, as is prior experience in field research or prescribed burning. 

    The successful candidate will be enrolled in the Environmental Sciences Graduate Program at FAU in Dr. Benscoter’s lab on the FAU-Davie campus. Student support includes monthly stipend and tuition as well as travel and accommodations at research sites and scientific meetings. The Biology and Environmental Science programs at FAU have partnerships with a number of research institutions, including Max Planck, Scripps, USGS, and Everglades National Park. Visit the FAU Environmental Science Program website for information on the graduate program and application requirements ( 

    Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, with a target enrollment date of January 2012. Interested applicants should send a copy of their CV or resume, a written statement of research background and interest, and names and contact information for two references via email to Dr. Brian Benscoter ( 

    Brian W. Benscoter, MSc PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Biological Sciences
    Florida Atlantic University
    3200 College Ave
    Davie, FL 33314 USA

    Office: DW437  Lab: DW434
    Tel: 954.236.1141  Fax: 954.236.1099