PhD Scholarships - Mechanistic Approach to Plankton Ecology

DTU Aqua
Wednesday 02 Aug 17

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The Centre for Ocean Life at DTU Aqua seeks qualified candidate(s) to join the project on “Mechanistic Approach to Plankton Ecology”, see http://www.mecano-plankton.dk. The PhD will develop trait-based models of planktonic life for the California Current ecosystems.

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Qualifications
Candidates should have a master's degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master's degree in engineering.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Thomas Kiørboe (project leader), Andre Visser, and Ken H Andersen.

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, scientific advice and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

Salary and appointment terms
The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students. The period of employment is 3 years.

The workplace will be at DTU Aqua in Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from leader of the Centre for Ocean Life, Thomas Kiørboe (tk@aqua.dtu.dk).
 
You can read more about the Centre for Ocean Life on http://OceanLifeCentre.dk, and DTU Aqua at http://www.aqua.dtu.dk.

Application
Please submit your online application no later than 1 September 2017.

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

In the field “Please indicate which position(s) you would like to apply for” please indicate which project you are applying for (title from PhD projects list or individual research projects list above).

The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here – in the right hand column)

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master's degree, but cannot begin before having received it.

All applicants will receive an answer no later than end of September 2017.

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

The Centre for Ocean life is a fundamental research centre, involving DTU Aqua, DTU physics, DTU Compute, and the Institute of Biology and Copenhagen University. The overarching goal of the Centre is to develop trait-based models of marine ecosystems. We do this through three interconnected activities: (i) Identification of essential traits and quantification of the associated trade-offs for the main life forms in the ocean (from microbes to mammals); (ii) development of trait based models of marine populations, communities, and ecosystems; (iii) descriptions of spatio-temporal patterns and distributions of species and traits in marine systems. 

DTU Aqua provides 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, and 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 the research vessel, Dana. You can read more about DTU Aqua on www.aqua.dtu.dk

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,600 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.