Research Fellow in Leaf Absorption Spectrometer Development

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7073754 (Ref.No. ENVGE1137)
Posted: January 6, 2021

Job Description

Are you a talented and creative researcher looking for your next challenge?

Changes in leaf absorption spectra in response to environmental stress hold information about leaf internal processes. Understanding these processes is important in determining how plants will perform in a warming climate, particularly in the tropics. Over the past few years we have developed a tool to measure leaf absorption spectra continuously and simultaneously with gas exchange. The existing prototype is sturdy and thus not ideal for routine application. The purpose of this fellowship is to build a small, hand-held version of this tool which can be used readily in the field. The project will last for 7 months.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Emanuel Gloor, Professor in Biogeochemical Cycling, Email:

Please note: If you are not a British or Irish citizen, from 1 January 2021 you will require permission to work in the UK. This will normally be in the form of a visa but, if you are an EEA/Swiss citizen and resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, this may be your passport or status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  School of Geography
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
due to funding limitations we will be unable to appoint above £36,914 p.a.
Working Time:  Full time
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (For 7 months (due to external funding))
Release Date:  Monday 04 January 2021
Closing Date:  Wednesday 03 February 2021
Reference:  ENVGE1137

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