PhD fellowship in modelling of wetland biogeochemistry

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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 hydrology of wetlands. The PhD undertaking is a part of the International Wetland Middle, funded by the Novo Nordisk Basis. Begin date for this 3-year PhD fellowship is 1 January 2024 or as quickly as doable thereafter. 

The International Wetland Middle will contribute to the event of wetland-based local weather change mitigation methods by means of a mixture of biogeochemical and hydrological modelling, satellite tv for pc distant sensing and use of Synthetic Intelligence methods. The Middle 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 Middle’s actions, we’re searching for a PhD pupil to work on the modelling of wetland biogeochemistry at web site and catchment scale. The candidate will work in an inspiring workforce bringing collectively modelling, in situ measurements and Earth remark of wetland biogeochemistry and hydrology. 

Particularly, the PhD undertaking goals to develop a novel mannequin describing C and N biogeochemistry in wetlands. The undertaking will contribute to the coupling of this mannequin to a mannequin of catchment-scale hydrology. Mannequin software is foreseen for pure in addition to cultivated wetlands.

Candidates ought to maintain a MSc diploma in geography, environmental sciences, ecology, or associated disciplines. We’re searching 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 process-based ecosystem modelling and evaluation of enormous information units are thought-about helpful.

To be eligible for the common PhD programme, it’s essential 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. For data of eligibility of accomplished programmes, see Common assessments for particular international locations and Evaluation database . 

We provide a stimulating working surroundings in a middle that can develop within the coming years to roughly 30 researchers; a world workforce of specialists 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 pupil is Affiliate professor Man Schurgers, 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 pupil 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 Teachers within the State (AC). The place is roofed by the Protocol on Job Construction.

Tasks and duties 
•    Carry by means of an unbiased 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 idea 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 schooling, expertise, language abilities and different abilities related for the place
3.    Unique diplomas for Grasp of Science and transcript of data within the authentic language, together with a certified English translation if issued in one other language than English or Danish. If not accomplished, a licensed/signed copy of a latest transcript of data or a written assertion from the establishment or supervisor is accepted.
4.    Publication listing (if relevant)

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

We reserve the precise to not contemplate materials acquired after the deadline, and to not contemplate functions that don’t stay as much as the abovementioned necessities.

The additional course of 
After the deadline, various candidates will probably be chosen for tutorial evaluation by an unbiased skilled 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, methods, abilities and different necessities. The assessor will conclude whether or not every applicant is certified. The assessed candidates could have the chance to touch upon their evaluation. You possibly can learn in regards to 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 accessible on the PhD College’s web site: /.
The College of Copenhagen needs to mirror the encircling group and invitations all no matter private background to use for the place.

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