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Postdoctoral Researcher in Marine Nitrogen Cycling

The Department of Biology at the University of Southern Denmark invites applications for a position as Postdoc in marine biogeochemistry. The position is available from 1 January 2020 and is offered for two years. Application deadline: 20 September 2019. 

The position is associated with a project investigating the pivotal role of nitrite in controlling recycling versus loss in the marine nitrogen cycle in oceanic oxygen minimum zones. This interdisciplinary project will take advantage of recent technological advances in in-situ technology and molecular techniques. Our overarching aim is to identify the organisms and pathways involved in nitrite oxidation and their distributions, allowing us to assess the role of nitrite oxidation in the marine nitrogen cycle today and in the future.

The research objectives of this position include the quantification of rates and elucidation of pathways of nitrite oxidation in oxygen minimum zone waters. Experimental techniques will include the application of stable isotopes as process tracers both in-situ and in laboratory settings. Hence, we seek a candidate with a background in biogeochemistry or related fields, who has an aptitude for experimental investigations and fieldwork and an interest in instrument development. The selected candidate will be part of an international team of biogeochemists and microbial ecologists and work closely together with other colleagues in the Nordcee research group at the Department of Biology. 

For further information please contact Laura Bristow (lbristow@biology.sdu.dk) or Bo Thamdrup (bot@biology.sdu.dk).

Application, salary etc.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

The application must include the following:
• A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
• A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

To qualify you must have passed a PhD or equivalent. Applications will be assessed by an expert assessor/committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online". Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.

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