Ph.D. fellowship in soil isotope biogeochemistry

The Department of Geosciences and Natural Resources Management (IGN) at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) invites applicants for a Ph.D. fellowship in Constraining landscape nitrogen turnover and greenhouse gas emissions by novel isotope approaches

The specific activities of the project are to: i) establish geo-spatial maps of isotopic soil and plant variation across a landscape with variable land use and soil characteristics (isoscape), ii) investigate the correlation between the isotope patterns and soil biogeochemical processes including greenhouse gas emissions, and iii) improve the parameterization of biogeochemical isotope fractionation models to extrapolate and identify soil biogeochemical hot spots and moments across selected landscapes.

We are looking for candidates with Master degree or equivalent qualifications in soil geo- or bioscience (e.g., soil science, agronomy, geography, biology, or environmental sciences). Experience with stable isotope work is considered advantageous. Fluency in spoken and written English is expected and the possession of drivers license is recognized

The project is carried out in close collaboration with other Ph.D. candidates and scientists at Land-Craft at Aarhus and Copenhagen Universities, as well as with collaborators in Germany and the US. The working place will be Copenhagen, with visits to other involved partners envisioned. 

The start date is due to be the 1st of October 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

For more information on the position and application procedure, see the University of Copenhagen website listing. The deadline for applications is 15 June 2023, 23:59 GMT +2.