The Department of Biology at the University of Southern Denmark invites applications for a three-year PhD study in biogeochemistry and microbial ecology, investigating the dynamics of nitrous oxide (N2O) in Danish coastal waters. Possible start on 1 September 2022.
Marine systems are an important source of atmospheric N2O with particularly high emissions indicated from oxygen-depleted waters though the microbial underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. The PhD position is part of a project aiming at delivering the first estimate of Danish marine N2O emissions and establishing a framework for predicting how emissions respond to environmental change. Main research objectives of the position include experimental quantification of microbial N2O production and consumption as well as identification of key microbes involved.
Hence, we seek a candidate with a background in biology, biogeochemistry, microbial ecology, or related fields, with experience in the analysis of environmental samples, insight into biogeochemistry, and with an aptitude for field work. The selected candidate will work closely together with the project team including project partners at the universities of Gothenburg, Sweden, and Montana State, USA.
1 July 2022
Please see the full call, including how to apply, on www.sdu.dk.