DTU Tenure Track Researcher in Enzyme Biogeochemistry and Marine Chemistry - DTU Aqua

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Do you want to help strengthen our focus on enzyme biogeochemistry and lipid ecology?

DTU AQUA invites applications for a position as tenure-track researcher in the section for OCEANS AND ARCTIC. Our research aims to understand the biogeochemical cycling of carbon in the ocean. An emphasis is placed on the role of ligninolytic enzymes in the sequestration of terrestrial carbon. In this position you will work with lipid ecologists to quantify the carbon sequestration through the marine food web. You are also expected to complement the marine research portfolio at the Section for Oceans and Arctic as well as across DTU Aqua.

As our new colleague you will be part of a diverse team, which is engaged in aquatic environmental analytical chemistry focusing on enzyme biogeochemistry, lipid analytics, dissolved organic matter, spectroscopy, and chemometrics.

Responsibilities and qualifications
Through your commitment, you will advance the research field of enzyme biogeochemistry and marine chemistry. We seek a profile who is highly self-motivated and able to attract external funding. You are expected to collaborate within the department and across campus, as well as with international scientists. You are keen on producing innovative research with an eye on commercialization of innovative ideas.

Our new colleague must

  • hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) in Marine Sciences or Environmental Analytical Chemistry.
  • have documented research experience in chemical oceanography, environmental analytical chemistry, and statistics.
  • have experience and a strong interest in innovation and technology transfer
  • have strong skills in scientific programming (R, Phyton, or Matlab)
  • have a good record of peer-reviewed publications
  • be able to document success in obtaining funding
  • have an international network of collaborators
  • contribute to the teaching of courses and be interested in mentoring students
  • have good communication skills both in oral and written English. Speaking Danish at a basic level is an advantage.

DTU employs two working languages: Danish and English. You are expected to be fluent in at least one of these languages, and in time you are expected to master both.

You will be assessed against the responsibilities and qualifications stated above and the following general criteria:

  • Research experience
  • Experience and quality of teaching 
  • Research vision and potential
  • International impact and experience 
  • Societal impact
  • Innovativeness, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • Leadership, collaboration, and interdisciplinary skills
  • Communication skills

We offer
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.

Salary and terms of employment
The 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 position is part of DTU’s Tenure Track program. Read more about the program and the recruitment process here .

You can read more about career paths at DTU here .

Further information
Further information may be obtained from the head of section Karen Edelvang [email protected]

You can read about DTU Aqua at www.dtu.aqua.dk .

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark .

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 4 December 2023 (23:59 Danish time).

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • Vision for teaching and research for the tenure track period
  • CV including employment history, list of publications, H-index and ORCID (see http://orcid.org/ )
  • Teaching portfolio  including documentation of teaching experience
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The Section for Oceans and Arctic covers a wide research spectrum from oceanography, population ecology, observation technology and the Arctic. The research into oceanography integrates biological, physical and chemical parameters’ interactions in the ocean, ranging from individual plankton to regional seas. We focus on understanding the key processes that govern the structure and function of pelagic food webs, as well as climate and ecosystem interactions. The research in population ecology establishes how processes affecting individuals shape populations and ecosystems.

The purpose of DTU Aqua is to provide research, advice and education at the highest international level within the sustainable exploitation of living marine and freshwater resources, the biology of aquatic organisms and the dynamics of ecosystems as well as their integration in ecosystem-based management. DTU Aqua has 260 employees, of whom a third are scientific staff. The other employees are assistant biologists, laboratory technicians, IT employees, administrative staff, ship’s crew, student assistants etc. The institute is organized into eight scientific sections which carry out the research, educational and advisory activities. In addition, the institute has a number of scientific and administrative support functions, including the research vessel DANA. DTU Aqua has employees in Lyngby, Silkeborg, Nykøbing Mors and Hirtshals as well as on Dana.

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