Postdoctoral fellow in Geology at the Department of Geoscience and Natural Resource Management

Updated: 20 days ago
Deadline: 28 Apr 2021

The Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a two year Postdoctoral position focusing on using in situ isotopic (U-Pb, Lu-Hf, O) and trace element analyses of zircon from igneous rocks and detrital samples to investigate the origin and growth history of continental crust in Scandinavia, and relate this to similar processes on a global scale.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience with in situ geochemical analytical techniques, especially of zircon, such as SIMS and LA-MC-ICPMS.  The postdoc’s duties will include research, manuscript preparation, and supervision of PhD and Masters students. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Department is linked at https://www.science.ku.dk/english/about-the-faculty/organisation/ . Inquiries about the position can be made to Tod Waight (todw@ign.ku.dk).

The position is open from 1 July 2021or as soon as possible thereafter.

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 437.435 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 74.801). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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

Please include

  • Curriculum vita
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 28 April 2021, 23:59 GMT +2

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 https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/ .


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