Postdoc of Freshwater Biology, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen:

Scattered across the landscape in central Laos, thousands of large stone jars have been left from ancient burial rituals. Together, these jars form a massive biological experiment: for 2000 years, rainwater has interacted with the geology of the jars to create unique yet perfectly replicated ecosystems that include organisms ranging from microbes to aquatic plants. The unprecedented age and high number of jars offers a unique opportunity for a Post Doc to help unfolding one of ecology’s long-standing questions: What shapes biological communities? 

As most of the dominating organisms in the jars are microbial, the applicant should preferably have experience in the fields of eDNA or aquatic microbiology. Further, knowledge on community and spatial ecology would be an advantage. The postdoc position is for 1½ years, and the responsibilities include research within freshwater biology as well as teaching. Inquiries about the position can be made to Niels Kroer. The position is open from 1 June 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. Terms of employment, The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 19 March 2023, 23:59 GMT +1.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Interviews will be held in April.


Deadline: 19-03-2023.    Start date: 01-06-2023

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