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Postdoc in the field of Climate Research

Postdoc in the field of Climate Research


University of Copenhagen


Copenhagen, Denmark


Relevant divisions
Climate: Past, Present & Future (CL)
Ocean Sciences (OS)

Full time



Required education

Application deadline
24 November 2019

24 October 2019

Job description

The Niels Bohr Institute, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a postdoc position in Physics of Ice, Climate and Earth (PICE) commencing 01.02.2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The fully funded project aims at reconstructing global ocean heat content from noble gas measurements in antique samples. The solubility of gases in the ocean depend on ocean temperature, and this effect can be used to inform about global ocean heat content (e.g. Bereiter et al. 2018, Nature, doi:10.1038/nature25152). The postdoc will be part of the gas laboratory team of PICE that works on reconstructing past atmospheric conditions and ice cores. The project has an extensive experimental component including building/modifying part of the existing measurement system. We are therefore looking for experimentally skilled applicants preferentially with experience in mass spectrometry.

Further information on PICE at the Niels Bohr Institute can be found at Inquiries about the position can be made to Associate Prof. Aslak Grinsted, Niels Bohr Institute, ,+45 35 32 05 10.

The position is open from 1 February 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a time-limited position of up to 24 months.

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

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

The starting salary is currently up to DKK 434.179 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.244). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

How to apply

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW on the application website below.

Please include

  • Cover Letter stating your interest in the topic
  • Curriculum vita
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 24 November 2019, 23:59 GMT + 1

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at

Interviews will be held in January 2020.