Phds and PostDoc positions at DTU Aqua, Copenhagen

Centre for Ocean Life ( offers a *number of 2-year
post doctoral and 3-year PhD fellowships* within the general topic of
Marine Ecology. The fellows will be employed at DTU Aqua (The National
Institute for Aquatic Resources, Technical University of Denmark,
Charlottenlund, Denmark), or at one of the collaborating institutes or
universities in the Copenhagen area. Starting times are negotiable.

The overarching goal of the Centre is to develop trait-based models of
marine ecosystems. We do this through three interconnected main activities:
(i) Identification of essential traits and quantitative of the associated
tradeoffs 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. Further
informationon these main activities and examples of possible projects
can be
found on the Centre?s homepage. We currently have a group of about 20 young
researches associated the Centre (PhD and Postdocs). They are working on
various aspects of marine life using diverse approaches (observational,
experimental, theoretical) but collaborating through weekly sciencemeetings,
annual science retreats, numerous working groups, and collaborative
projects. Their backgrounds are as diverse as are those of the Principal
Investigators of the Centre, from physics and mathematics to biology and
chemistry, and we spend considerable effort developing cross-disciplinary
communication and projects since we believe that the potential for
discovery and progress may be achieved by confronting the different
disciplines. We invite applications from modellers and experimental,
observational, and theoretical ecologists, and from scientists or students
with relevant basic training in a natural science discipline. You can apply
with your own project ideas (as long as they accord with the goal of the
Centre), or you can subscribe to any of the project ideas outline on our
home pages. Candidates are selected based on their qualifications and

We are looking for an ecologist with quantitative skills or a
with a keen interest in ecology.

Postdoc position: Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent.

PhD position: Candidates should have a master?s degree with an academic
level equivalent to a 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 (

*Salary and terms of employment*
The appointment terms of Postdoc fellows will be based on the collective
agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The
allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union, but an annual salary
of about 80,000 USD per year (including a pension scheme) can be expected.
Candidates applying from outside Denmark may be eligible to a tax reduction
upon an application.

The appointment terms of PhD fellows are consistent with the current rules
for PhD degree students. An annual salary of about 60,000 USD per year
(including a pension scheme) can be expected.

*Further information*
Further information from any Principal Investigators of the Centre (see the
homepage), with whom also possible projects or themes can be discussed.

You can read more about DTU Aqua at

Please do not send applications to Principal Investigators, instead apply
online as described below.

*Application procedure*
We must have your online application by *1 March 2013*. Apply at

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.

*The file must include

A letter motivating the application (cover letter) ? Your application

Curriculum vitae

Publication list (for a Postdoc)

Two letters of recommendation

Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma

Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see
guidelines and excel spreadsheet here: (
for a PhD)

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master?s degree, but cannot
begin before having received it.

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

Centre for Ocean Life is a Villum Kann Rasmussen Centre of excellence for
the study of life in a changing ocean. The Centre is a collaborative effort
between the Technical University of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, and
Roskilde University. The goal of the Centre is to develop a fundamental
understanding and predictive capability of marine ecosystems through the
use of trait-based approaches, involving observations and experimentation
as well as modelling. The Centre brings together biologists, physicist,
chemists, and mathematicians, funds PhD and postdoctoral fellows, offers
PhD summer schools international workshops, and operates a Researcher
Visitors Centre

More informations:

Deadline: 10-18th Jan 2013

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