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Postdoc in the field of Physics of Ice, Climate and Earth, Niels Bohr Institute Faculty of Science University of Copenhagen

Postdoc in the field of Physics of Ice, Climate and Earth, Niels Bohr Institute Faculty of Science University of Copenhagen


University of Copenhagen


Copenhagen, Denmark


Relevant divisions
Atmospheric Sciences (AS)
Biogeosciences (BG)
Climate: Past, Present & Future (CL)

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 identifying methane sources from the isotopic composition of methane measured on air entrapped in polar ice sheets. During the last glacial period methane concentrations changed rapidly over Dansgaard-Oeschger events and it has been suggested that changes in tropical sources are responsible for the change (e.g. Rhodes et al., Science, 348, 1016-1019, 10.1126/science.1262005, 2015). The postdoc will form a team with a PhD candidate working on the same project but with different tasks. 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.

The postdoc’s primary duty is the methane research project but may extend to other projects and include teaching.

Further information on PICE at the Niels Bohr Institute can be found at Inquiries about the position can be made to Prof. Thomas Blunier, Niels Bohr Institute,, +45 35 32 05 84.

The position is open from 01. February 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a time-limited position of up to 34 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.
Please include

  • Cover Letter detailing your motivation and background for applying for the position
  • 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. The position will remain open until filled.

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 late December or in the beginning of January 2019.