PhD fellow in Geochemistry/Geology at the Department of Geoscience and Natural Resource Management

The Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a three year PhD position focusing on the combination of chromium and cadmium stable isotopes in ancient sedimentary archives to reconstruct redox conditions and bioproductivity in ambient seawater, with the ultimate aim to link respective signals to climate fluctuations in the past. The projects build on both, experimental and applied research strategies.

The ideal candidate will have a solid (isotope-) geochemistry/geology base knowledge and familiarization with sedimentary processes is an advantage. Previous experience with working in clean lab environments, with isotope geochemical systems and respective analytical techniques, such as TIMS and/or MC-ICPMS, are beneficial. Willingness and interest to perform own laboratory experiments and to process samples through our laboratory facilities is a prerequisite. The PhD’s duties will include research, manuscript preparation, help with MSc student supervision and assistance with teaching.

Your work place will be the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management (IGN), which conducts research and education on the past, present and future physical, chemical and biological environments of the Earth and their interactions with societal and human systems to provide candidates and research in support of sustainable future solutions for society. We value scientific interactions among colleagues, cross disciplinary interactions and care for the early career scientists. Further information on the Department can be found at The PhD fellow will be established in the Section for Geology. Inquiries about the position can be made to Robert Frei (

The position is open from January 1, 2022 or 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 at a minimum DKK 333,464 (approx. €44,461) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 54,191). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

Application Procedure

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

Please include

  • Curriculum vita
  • Diplomas (Master degree or equivalent)
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is Thursday 30 September 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

posted: 21 June 2021     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.