PhD fellowship in geology

Copenhagen University

Denmark

February 15, 2022

Description

PhD Project in geochemistry and petrology Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management Faculty of SCIENCE University of Copenhagen

The Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management invites applicants for a PhD fellowship in geochemistry and petrology. The project is part of the research project “Reassessing the existence of plate tectonics on the early Earth”, which is financed by a Sapere Aude Grant awarded to Associate Professor Kristoffer Szilas from Independant Research Fund Denmark.

Start date is (expected to be) May 1st 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The project

The PhD Student will be working on Archaean anorthosite samples from West Greenland using a combination of petrology, geochemistry and thermodynamic modelling, and therefore a strong background in these topics are a requirement. The aim of the research project is to determine if subduction zone processes are required for the formation of such rocks, or if they could also form in a stagnant lid tectonic setting.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for candidates within the field(s) of geology and geochemistry. Field work in Greenland will be required, and therefore previous field experience in remote areas is essential. Priority will be given to applicants with previous experience using the MELTS thermodynamic software for modelling magmatic systems.

Our group and research- and what do we offer?

This research project is lead by Associate Professor Kristoffer Szilas, whose group studies Archaean rocks from Greenland in order to established when and how plate tectonics began operating on Earth.

The group is a part of Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen. We are located in Copenhagen with our laboratory facilities situated at Øster Voldgade 10.

We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories with an electron microprobe, micro-XRF scanner and LA-ICP-MS, which will all be used as part of this project.

Principal supervisor is Associate Professor, Kristoffer Szilas, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, krsz@ign.ku.dk , Direct Phone: +4520816620.

Qualifications needed for the regular programme To be eligible for the regular PhD programme, you must have completed a degree programme, equivalent to a Danish master's degree (180 ECTS/3 FTE BSc + 120 ECTS/2 FTE MSc) related to the subject area of the project, e.g. Geology- Geoscience. For information of eligibility of completed programmes, see General assessments for specific countries and Assessment database.

Terms of employment in the regular programme Employment as PhD fellow is full time and for maximum 3 years.

Employment is conditional upon your successful enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD School at the Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant.

The terms of employment and salary are in accordance to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State (AC). The position is covered by the Protocol on Job Structure.

Application and Assessment Procedure

Your application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include :

  • Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
  • Your motivation for applying for the specific PhD project
  • Curriculum vitae including information about your education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  • Original diplomas for Bachelor of Science or Master of Science and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in another language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted.
  • Publication list (if possible)
  • Reference letters (if available)
  • Application deadline:

    The deadline for applications is February 15th 2022, 23:59 GMT +1.

    We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

    The further process After deadline, a number of applicants will be selected for academic assessment by an unbiased expert assessor. You are notified, whether you will be passed for assessment.

    The assessor will assess the qualifications and experience of the shortlisted applicants with respect to the above mentioned research area, techniques, skills and other requirements. The assessor will conclude whether each applicant is qualified and, if so, for which of the two models. The assessed applicants will have the opportunity to comment on their assessment. You can read about the recruitment process at https: // employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

    Interviews with selected candidates are expected to be held in weeks 10

    Questions For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact the principal supervisor.

    General information about PhD study at the Faculty of SCIENCE is available at the PhD School's website: https: // www. science.ku.dk/phd/.

    The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position.

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