At the Department of Biology, SDU we are looking for two PhD students to join our Villum- funded centre on biological and environmental evolution. In general, we use a variety of approaches ranging from physiological studies to the geochemical examination of ancient rocks to explore the interplay between the evolution of life and the evolution of the Earth-surface chemical environment through time.
1) One PhD student will explore the dynamics of redox-sensitive trace metal behaviour in modern sediment environments, with a key focus on the processes involved in redox transformation and trace-metal sequestration. This work will involve a combination of fieldwork and experimental studies with the utilization of our in-house ICP-MS for trace metal analysis.
2) One PhD student will explore the impact of environmental oxygen concentrations on the physiology of oxygen-producing phototrophic organisms. The work has relevance for both the understanding of the relationship between the evolution of oxygen-producing organisms through time, as well as the adaptation of phototrophs to the spread of hypoxia in the oceans today. The work will combine physiological studies with molecular work to understand how gene regulation is influenced by phototrophs at different oxygen levels.
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It is expected that the two PhD students will start September 2019. Application deadline: 15 May 2019.
The PhDs will be part of the Nordcee group at the Department of Biology.
For further information please contact Professor Don Canfield, tel.: +45 6550 2751, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application, salary etc.
Appointment as a PhD Research Fellow is for three years. Employment stops automatically at the end of the period. The holder of the scholarship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three-year period.
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement of 10 November 2015 on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.
The successful candidate will be enrolled at this university in accordance with faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order).
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.
Application must be made in the form of a Declaration of Interest including the following:
• A research proposal/description of your approach to the above project (max one page excluding references)
• A letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. two pages) (please attach this under box “Application form”)
• Detailed CV, including personal contact information
• Copies of diplomas, Bachelor as well as Master’s degree, including transcript of notes/grades
• At least two signed reference letters. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: email@example.com mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.
Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.
Further information about the PhD-study can be found at the homepage of the University.
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.
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Deadline: 15 May 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
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Post expires on Wednesday May 15th, 2019