Postdoctoral Researcher in Marine Nitrogen Cycling (closes 9/20/2019)

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Postdoctoral Researcher in Marine Nitrogen Cycling (closes 9/20/2019)

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 ( or
Bo Thamdrup (

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".
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