Postdoc in landscape scale greenhouse gas flux research

Monday 02 May 22

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We offer a position as post-doctoral fellow in greenhouse gas (GHG) flux research. The project builds a measurement system that is based on tall tower platforms to determine the turbulent exchange of CO2, N2O, CH4 and other relevant gasses at the landscape scale. This requires accurate and fast determination of GHG concentrations and meteorological parameters.

The project offers scientific qualification in a vitally emerging field, earth observation and monitoring. The focus is on boundary layer meteorology, environmental sciences and flux observation technology. You will be trained in micrometeorology, advanced eddy covariance data processing and footprint modelling.

The group is highly connected with ongoing international flux research, runs a number of research infrastructures and is partner of international networks such as ICOS, eLTER and FLUXNET. The project involves collaboration with partners from Sweden, Finland and France.

Responsibilities and qualifications
The successful candidate will develop, test and apply the flux observation system in an agricultural landscape as part of a team of senior scientists and technicians, other young scientists and PhD students. It is expected that the candidate holds a PhD in a related field ideally within micrometeorology and applications in environmental sciences and engineering. The field research requires mobility and work in elevated platforms. Careful installation and maintenance of very complicated and expensive chemical analysers is a core task of the scholarship. Scientific programming (R) will be needed for process automation for organisation of the data streams and post-processing chains.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international research environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

The recently extended department DTU environmental and resource engineering has the focus to develop technological solution for environmentally sustainable development. The project team is embedded in the section climate and monitoring, where colleagues work with climate change mitigation and adaptation to climate changes, including GHG research, stream and urban water, and radioecology.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

The period of employment is 2 years.

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Prof. Andreas Ibrom ( and section head Prof, Charlotte Scheutz (,

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Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 1 June 2022 (Danish time).

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

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD – in English)
  • List of publications
  • List of references

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

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