PhD scholarship in Greenhouse Gas Emission Research

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If you made the decision to go for an academic career in science and engineering and you want to develop and apply micrometeorological theory and methods and at the same time solve a severe environmental problem, you might be interested in joining the project “Greenhouse Gas Observation network for Denmark” as one of our new PhD students.

Responsibilities and qualifications
You will work with a novel technique that allow observing fluxes of greenhouse gasses (GHG) at the landscape scale. The task is both technically and theoretically demanding and requires understanding of boundary layer processes and the technological and natural processes that govern GHG emissions and sequestration of atmospheric CO2.

Academic training in one or more of the following fields, (bio) meteorology, physics, biogeochemistry, environmental sciences and engineering, and terrestrial ecology will be of great help. The technique that you will be using requires processing of larger data sets and programming, preferably in R. We will use advanced statistical modelling tools to evaluate the results.

You will contribute to the construction, test and application of a new multiple gas, tall tower turbulent gas flux observation system for the main GHG, CO2, CH4 and N2O and other relevant indicator gasses based on the eddy covariance technology. The scientific novelty lies in the attribution of the measured fluxes to processes in the landscape and to identify GHG emission dynamics and hotspots and hot moments as well as CO2 sequestration sites and processes. We aim at providing scientific data to determine the actual GHG emissions, which will show in the long-term the success of the green transition towards sustainable development in Denmark.

The project involves interaction with stakeholders and discussion of the role of GHG budgets for the green transition in Denmark. Basic knowledge of the Danish language is an advantage but not required. Professional English skills in speech and scientific writing are required.

You must have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see DTU's rules for the PhD education.

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 environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and appointment terms
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 3 years.

Starting date is the 01.07.2022 or according to mutual agreement.

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from the main supervisor, Prof. Andreas Ibrom,, and co-supervisor Prof. Charlotte Scheutz,

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If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark. Furthermore, you have the option of joining our monthly free seminar “PhD relocation to Denmark and startup “Zoom” seminar” for all questions regarding the practical matters of moving to Denmark and working as a PhD at DTU.

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:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (in English) including official description of grading scale

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates that meet the professional requirements are encouraged to apply.

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