Two fully-funded PhD positions at the Center for Ocean Life – Campus do Mar – null

Reception of applications until: June 1st, 2022. Organisation: Center for Ocean LifeLocation: (Denmark)Centre for Ocean Life () offers 3-year PhD fellowship(s) in trait-based modelling of life in the global ocean. The fellow(s) will be employed at DTU Aqua (The National Institute for Aquatic Resources, Technical University of Denmark).We expect the PhD candidates to develop, implement and analyse models of microbial life (plankton) and sinking particles based on the “Nutrient-Unicellular-Multicellular” model framework. The overall aim is to scale from traits of individual organisms to the function of the ecosystem on a global scale.The application should contain a motivation for why you want to work in the Centre for Ocean Life. The application may include a description of your own project ideas in accord with the goal of the Centre inspired by the project: 559ntthx. The final PhD project will be developed in collaboration with the supervisors in the Centre.Responsibilities and qualificationsThe PhD candidate(s) will become part of the vibrant, cross-disciplinary, and international research environment at the Centre for Ocean Life. The centre is a collaborative effort to develop a fundamental understanding and predictive capability of marine ecosystems through the use of trait-based approaches. We currently have a group of about 20 young scientists associated the Centre (PhD and Postdocs). They are working on various aspects of marine life using diverse approaches (observational, experimental, theoretical) while collaborating through weekly science meetings, annual science retreats, numerous working groups, and collaborative projects. Their backgrounds are as diverse as are those of the PIs of the Centre, from physics and mathematics to biology and chemistry, and we spend considerable effort developing cross-disciplinary communication and projects since we believe that the potential for discovery and progress may be achieved by confronting the different disciplines.DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation, and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.We are looking for physicists/mathematicians/engineers with a keen interest in marine ecology, or ecologists with documented quantitative skills.Candidates should hold a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS point) in physics, biology, mathematics, engineering, or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree, e.g., a complete degree with 300 ECTS.Approval and EnrolmentThe scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see .Salary and appointment termsThe appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.You can read more about .The successful candidate can is expected to start as soon as possible but no later than the end of 2022. Candidates that complete their MSc before then can apply but cannot begin before having received it.Further informationFor further information about the positions and the projects please contact Professor Ken H Andersen (), Professor Andy Visser (), or Professor Thomas Kiørboe ().Do NOT send applications to the above e-mail addresses but follow the electronic application and submission procedure as explained below.You can read more about the Centre for Ocean Life at: , the associated project “Future Oceans”, and the National Institute of Aquatic Resources at: .If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at . Furthermore, you have the option of joining our monthly free seminar “” for all questions regarding the practical matters of moving to Denmark and working as a PhD at DTU.

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