PhD Scholarship in Freshwater Ecology, Denmark

PhD Scholarship in Freshwater ecology and bio-geochemistry in soft-water lakes at the Institute of Biology, University of Southern Denmark.

Job Description:A PhD scholarship is open within the area: Freshwater ecology and biogeochemistry in soft-water lakes with focus on nutrients, plant-periphyton interactions and/or processes in groundwater influenced sediments. The project will be associated with ongoing research in the Centre for Lake Restoration (CLEAR). One of the aspects studied by Clear is the eutrophication threats to soft-water lakes where isoetids dominate the submerged vegetation. The studies will be carried out in soft-water lakes where groundwater seepage may be important for the nutrient and inorganic carbon input. The investigations will be conducted using an experimental approach both in the laboratory and in the field. The successful applicant may have an impact on the direction of the project according to her/his background.

For further information please contact Frede Ø. Andersen, [email protected]

Please note that only applicants with a master degree obtained from outside the University of Southern Denmark will be considered for the mobility fellowship.

Appointment as a PhD Research Fellow is for three years. Employment stops automatically at the end of the period. The holder of the Fellowship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three-year period.

The successful applicants will be employed in accordance with the agreement of 1 October 2008 on salaried PhD fellows between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

The successful candidate will be enrolled at this university in accordance with faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order).

The university encourages all persons interested in the position to apply, regardless of their age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.

Application must be made in the form of a Declaration of Interest and should include the following:

• A letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. 2 pages).
• Detailed CV, including personal contact information
• Certified copy of diploma
• Reference letters, signed
Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated. This also applies to reference letters.

All applications should be marked: “Job ID 103036”.

Further information about the PhD-study can be found at the homepage of the University.

Applications must be forwarded by e-mail (in Adobe PDF format or Word XP 2003 legible format) to [email protected]

Employment starts: 1 October, 2010
Closing date 1 September, 2010 at 12 noon

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