PhD fellowship in biogeochemistry of cultivated wetlands

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University of Copenhagen

The Division of Geosciences and Pure Useful resource Administration invitations candidates for a PhD fellowship to check the biogeochemistry and greenhouse gasoline steadiness of cultivated wetlands. The PhD undertaking is a part of the World Wetland Heart, funded by the Novo Nordisk Basis. Begin date for this 3-year PhD fellowship is 1 January 2024 or as quickly as potential thereafter. 

The World Wetland Heart will contribute to the event of wetland-based local weather change mitigation methods by way of a mix of biogeochemical and hydrological modelling, satellite tv for pc distant sensing and use of Synthetic Intelligence strategies. The Heart is a collaboration between two departments from the College of Copenhagen (Division of Geosciences and Pure Useful resource Administration and Division of Pc Sciences), DHI A/S, and GEUS (The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland), and is funded for a six-year interval (2024-2029). 

To start out the Heart’s actions, we’re on the lookout for a PhD scholar to work on area measurements of greenhouse gasoline emissions from cultivated wetlands. The candidate will work in an inspiring crew bringing collectively modelling, in situ measurements and Earth commentary of wetland biogeochemistry and hydrology. 

Particularly, the PhD undertaking goals to quantify the aspect biking of carbon and nitrogen in farmed wetlands in Vietnam. The work consists of area experiments (with dynamic flux chambers and subsurface oxygen measurements) alongside spatial gradients and laboratory work aiming at optimizing C storage, lowering CH4 and N2O emissions and securing future meals manufacturing. As well as, analyses based mostly on different (farmed or pure) wetlands are envisaged. 

Candidates ought to maintain a MSc diploma in geography, environmental sciences, ecology, or associated disciplines. We’re looking for a extremely motivated and bold particular person with good interpersonal and communication abilities. Fluency in spoken and written English is a requirement. Related experiences in field-based analysis and evaluation of huge knowledge units are thought-about helpful.
To be eligible for the common PhD programme, you have to have accomplished a level programme, equal to a Danish grasp’s diploma (180 ECTS/3 FTE BSc + 120 ECTS/2 FTE MSc) associated to the topic space of the undertaking, e.g. [relevant educations]. For data of eligibility of accomplished programmes, see Common assessments for particular nations and Evaluation database . 

We provide a stimulating working surroundings in a middle that can develop within the coming years to roughly 30 researchers; a global crew of consultants in ecosystem science and modelling, distant sensing and Synthetic Intelligence. The PhD place is hosted within the part for Geography, Øster Voldgade 10 in Copenhagen. 

Precept supervisor for the PhD scholar is Professor Bo Elberling, Dept of Geosciences and Pure Useful resource Administration ([email protected] ).  

Phrases of employment 
Employment as PhD fellow is full time and for optimum 3 years. 

Employment is conditional upon your profitable enrolment as a PhD scholar on the PhD College on the College of SCIENCE, College of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an software for the precise undertaking formulated by the applicant. 

The phrases of employment and wage are in accordance to the settlement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Skilled Associations on Lecturers within the State (AC). The place is roofed by the Protocol on Job Construction.

Tasks and duties 
•    Carry by way of an impartial analysis undertaking beneath supervision
•    Full PhD programs equivalent to approx. 30 ECTS / ½ FTE
•    Take part in energetic analysis environments, together with a keep at one other analysis establishment, ideally overseas
•    Instructing and information dissemination actions
•    Write scientific papers geared toward high-impact journals
•    Write and defend a PhD thesis on the premise of your undertaking

Utility and Evaluation Process
Your software together with all attachments should be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW beneath. 

Please embrace:  
1.    Motivated letter of software (max. one web page)
2.    Curriculum vitae together with details about your training, expertise, language abilities and different abilities related for the place
3.    Authentic diplomas for Bachelor of Science or Grasp of Science and transcript of data within the unique language, together with a certified English translation if issued in one other language than English or Danish. If not accomplished, an authorized/signed copy of a current transcript of data or a written assertion from the establishment or supervisor is accepted.
4.    Publication checklist (if relevant)

Utility deadline
The deadline for purposes is 20 September 2023, 23:59 GMT +2.

We reserve the suitable to not take into account materials acquired after the deadline, and to not take into account purposes that don’t reside as much as the abovementioned necessities.

The additional course of 
After the deadline, quite a few candidates will likely be chosen for tutorial evaluation by an unbiased knowledgeable assessor. You’re notified, whether or not you may be handed for evaluation.
The assessor will assess the {qualifications} and expertise of the shortlisted candidates with respect to the above talked about analysis space, strategies, abilities and different necessities. The assessor will conclude whether or not every applicant is certified. The assessed candidates may have the chance to touch upon their evaluation. You’ll be able to learn concerning the recruitment course of at /. 

Interviews with chosen candidates are anticipated to be held in weeks 43-44. 

For particular details about the PhD fellowship, please contact the principal supervisor.
Common details about PhD examine on the College of SCIENCE is offered on the PhD College’s web site: /.

The College of Copenhagen needs to replicate the encircling group and invitations all no matter private background to use for the place. 

A part of the Worldwide Alliance of Analysis Universities (IARU), and amongst Europe’s top-ranking universities, the College of Copenhagen promotes analysis and educating of the very best worldwide commonplace. Wealthy in custom and trendy in outlook, the College offers college students and employees the chance to domesticate their expertise in an formidable and casual surroundings. An efficient organisation – with good working circumstances and a collaborative work tradition – creates the best framework for a profitable tutorial profession.

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